Ham and Collards Savory Casserole Recipe by Sara Kallner

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

4 ratings
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  • 4 tablespoons butter, (2 melted), divided
  • 2 lbs ham steak, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch collards, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can biscuits, torn
  • Paula Deen Hot Sauce, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease, (leftover)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed in a saucepan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, (plus a pinch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, (plus a pinch)
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese


Step 1

Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

Step 2

In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat add 2 tablespoons butter, let melt, then add ham and sauté until brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add collards, tomatoes and onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat add the bacon grease. Add the flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly, about 1 minute. Add the warmed milk slowly and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the cream cheese and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over ham/veggie mixture.

Step 4

Transfer the ham/gravy mixture to the casserole dish. Top with the torn biscuit pieces, and drizzle or brush melted butter over biscuits. Place in a 350° oven for 15-20 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.

Ham and Collards Savory Casserole


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4 Reviews

Trish 2/28/2015
This recipe is a

This recipe is awesome! We tried it with fresh spinach and didn't add the additional salt since the ham had enough salt. We love the Paula Deen Ham! YUM! :)

Trish 2/28/2015
Amazing. I trie

Amazing. I tried it with fresh spinach and it was wonderful :) Thanks for such a great recipe! I left out the salt since the ham has enough for this recipe :) We love the Paula Deen Ham!

sara 11/26/2014
tried it and it

tried it and it is awesome!!

Deborah 11/6/2014
This sounds Like

This sounds Like a wonderful idea to use in place or the mundane Ham & Collard Greens At dinner thanks for the idea. will try I;m doing threes stars till I try it

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