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Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole – All You need to know

Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole

The creamy, saucy, and mushy Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole is here for you all!

The Ham and Potato Casserole is highly popular among people from every nook and corner of the world due to its delicious taste, easy recipe, flexible nature, and inclusivity. They can go along with any dish and prove to be a great dish to be served. However, if you are someone who is health conscious and wants to avoid all the extra oil, we have a great alternative for you- the Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole

By preparing this dish in an Air fryer not only you can save time by making the cooking time faster, but also cut down all the deep-frying fat.

If you want to know more intriguing and exciting details about making the Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer, keep reading below.

Reasons you should try the ham and potato casserole recipe in air fryer

  • Perfect For Leftovers – You can easily use any of your leftover ham, pasta and/or sauce to make this simple and delicious casserole. Just grab the ingredients, mix and match, stock in the pan, throw in the air fryer, and you are good to go.
  • Pocket Friendly – The quality of this dish to be flexible enough to let us use leftovers denotes less waste and more money in your pocket.
  • Creamy – The air fryer Ham and Potato Casserole sauce and cheese make it a dreamy, creamy and delicious dish to devour.
  • Quick and Easy – Our recipe of the Ham and Potato Casserole is extremely easy and quick to prepare. You can make it at any time of the day or night. It serves all your hunger attacks and guest arrivals.

Ingredients needed to make Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer

  • Pasta – Use any cooked pasta such as cavatappi, rotini or elbow macaroni.
  • Sauce – Alfredo sauce pairs really well with the ham, but you can use any flavor of sauce.
  • Ham – The ham should be already cooked, so use leftover ham or purchase some from the market.
  • Rosemary – A few fresh springs of rosemary add flavor and color to the dish.
  • Cheese – We have used a combination of chopped mozzarella and bocconcini.

Special Tips and Tricks to make Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer

Special Tips and Tricks to make Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer

  • Opting for the correct potatoes: While making this recipe, you should look for starchy or all-purpose potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold. This is because they contain a higher starch content, resulting in a creamier texture. Moreover, you should try to avoid waxy potatoes like red or fingerling potatoes, as they tend to hold their shape and may not break down as well which will result in the dish not being as mushy as it should be.
  • Adjust cooking time and temperature: You should keep in mind that the cooking time and temperature in the air fryer may vary depending on the model of the air fryer. This is why we suggest you to begin your cooking process by preheating the air fryer to around 375F. Cook the casserole for about 20-25 minutes, checking for doneness and adjusting the time as needed. The potatoes should be tender, and the top should be golden brown and crispy.
  • Allow for resting time: Once the air fryer has completed the cooking cycle of the ham and potato casserole, remove the pan from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the cheese to set properly, the flavors to meld together, and makes it easier to cut and serve.
  • Using the Leftovers: Our recipe for the Ham and Potato Casserole is so flexible and is great for using leftover holiday ham too. You can also use leftover pasta and sauce for this recipe.
  • Extra Fun: You are free to add more sauce and cheese to enhance the taste of this even more if you desire.
  • Increasing the Cooking Speed: If you want to speed up the cooking process, just warm the sauce first and your recipe will be cooked at a much faster rate.
  • Safety Check: Always remember prior to starting the cooking process, you must make sure that your dish is air fryer safe and fits well inside your air fryer basket.

How to Make Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer?

How to Make Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer

The air-fried ham and potato casserole is low in calories, low in oil, and gluten-free. If you still do not have an air fryer you must buy it as soon as possible! Air fryers make your cooking efficient and take your recipes to the next level by cutting off all the excess oil from the recipes and shortening the time it takes for the dish to be prepared.

Let’s learn how to make ham and potato casserole in an air fryer in such a short time through these simple steps:

Step 1: Start by preheating the air fryer at 300 degrees C. The preheating will ensure a uniformly cooked Loaded Baked Potatoes recipe. Set the timer for about 40 minutes.

Step 2: While the air fryer is preheating, gently and firmly wash and scrub your whole potatoes to remove all the dirt from them. Then dab with a cloth piece or small towel to try them and cover them slightly with oil using an oil spray.

Step 3: Take a knife or fork and chop the ham and onions into fine pieces. Then take the potatoes and slice them. If you have chosen large potatoes for this recipe them make sure that you cut the potatoes into cubes.

Step 4: Take a bowl and add cream of mushroom soup, some milk, pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk all of them together well. Keep stirring until all the ingredients in the bowl are well mixed together and a nice creamy sauce is formed.

Step 5: Then take the potatoes and ham that you kept in a bowl or on a tray and smother them in the bowl of creamy cause. Rub well with a spoon or your hands until the potatoes are well coated. Make sure every bit of ham and potato is well coated with our thick creamy sauce.

Step 6: Once the coating is done, take a pan or tray and transfer the mixture into that tray or pan. You can also top it with some extra grated cheese if you want your air fryer ham and potato casserole to be more dramatic and cheesy.

Step 7: After that load the ham and potato casserole into the air fryer basket and cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 220 degrees C / 400 degrees F. In between this process, make sure to stir the air fryer ham and potato casserole for at least two to three times to ensure that the steam flows nicely inside it, it cooks evenly and does not get burnt from a certain place, and then air fry for a further 20 minutes at 180 degrees C / 360 degrees F.

Step 8: When the potatoes of have softened, take out the air fried ham and potato casserole from your air fryer basket with care or you might burn your hands. Then sprinkle some more cheese on your dish that is in the pan. You can choose cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, or any other cheese that you like. Just grate it and sprinkle it on the dish.

Step 9: One the cheese is sprinkled properly, put the pan back into the air fryer basket and continue cooking for a few minutes until the cheese is melted properly.

(Make sure that you keep an eye on the air fryer, especially during this step since every air fryer’s mechanism is different than the other and you would definitely not want to burn your delicious dish at this point. Also remember that different air fryers vary in their cooking durations.)

Step 10: Take out the pan from the air fryer once the cheese is melted properly into the air fryer ham and potato casserole.

Step 11: And your deliciously cheesy air fryer ham and potato casserole is ready to be devoured!

What to serve with Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole?

The air fried ham and potato casserole is a full time main course that can be enjoyed all alone at any time of the day. However, if you want to enhance this recipe’s taste and fun and want to pair with something you should try serving it with the following items at our recommendation:

  • Pull apart garlic bread
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Simple Sweet or Salty Biscuits
  • Simple and easy coleslaw
  • Easy cheddar jalapeno cornbread muffins
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Glazed carrots (ranch glazed baby carrots)
  • Classic and easy macaroni salad
  • Special and healthy fruit salad
  • Corn soufflé
  • Crockpot scalloped potatoes
  • Hot pepper cranberry sauce (yummy sweet and spicy!)
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Air fryer parmesan steak fries
  • Buttered cookies
  • Squash potatoes
  • Roasted Califlower

How to store, and reheat Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer?


How to store, and reheat Ham and Potato Casserole in Air Fryer

Store and Reheat: If you have prepared Ham and Potato Casserole that are more than you can eat and you do not want to waste them, then you can store them by following some basic steps.

  1. Start by taking an air-tight container.
  2. Then transfer all the extra Ham and Potato Casserole inside it.
  • Close the lid tightly and place them inside the refrigerator.
  1. These stored Air Fry Ham and Potato Casserole will perfectly last for 3 to 4 days.

To reheat these stored Ham and Potato Casserole follow these steps:

  1. Take the container out of the refrigerator.
  2. Transfer all the stored Ham and Potato Casserole to the Air Fryer basket and spread them in a single layer.
  • It is not necessary to thaw them.
  1. Air Fry them at 350 ˚F for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. And your air fried Ham and Potato Casserole are ready to enjoy.

(Our advice however would be to eat fresh dish and consume the frozen one as quick as you can because the potatoes might lose their taste)


  • Can I use other potatoes besides red potatoes?

We usually use about 2 -3 cups mini potatoes, but you can use any type of potatoes. Gold potatoes or russet potatoes will work. Just make sure that all the potatoes are peeled properly and they are cut into smaller pieces. I suggest smaller potatoes when I make potato dishes because you can leave potato skins on, which saves time.

  • Can other toppings be added to the air fried ham and potato casserole?

Yes, everyone loves extra cheese be it kids or adults so we suggest using cheese for topping our layer of potatoes. If you like a crusty topping, you can try adding cooked leftover stuffing, or fried onions, and then add a few more minutes of cooking time. You can also swap the sauce of the Ham and Potato Casserole with some other sauce such as lasagna or fettuccini, swapping the pasta is also an option, you can add veggies, opt for some other meat like chicken or beef, and the options go on and on.

  • Is it better to bake the Ham and Potato Casserole in the oven?

Although you can bake in the oven, cooking Ham and Potato Casserole in the air fryer is a better option in all aspects. It prepares the dish in a much shorter amount of time, cuts off all the excess oil, and is thus a more advanced option for cooking in the modern times.


The Air Fryer Ham and Potato Casserole is an incredibly delicious dish that is loved by people from all around the globe. It is not only pleasant to the taste buds, but also a nutrient rich dish that provides all the necessary nutrients that our bodies need. Using an air fryer to prepare this recipe is the best thing you can do because it cuts off all the excess oil and fats, giving you a tasty dish in healthier way. So do try our recipe.



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