Instant Pot Ham and Egg Casserole

I’ve had my Instant Pot for 4 weeks now and I still can’t get enough! I’ve been experimenting like crazy trying to get you guys some tried and true recipes that actually work. I’ve had some good and bad ones… but this one is one of my favorites! If you like a delicious egg casserole that is made quickly – then this Instant Pot recipe is for you!

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Instant Pot Ham and Egg Casserole
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  • 4 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim- but any kind will work)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Spray the insert of an Instant pot with nonstick cooking spray (For my insert, I just used a large glass bowl- but you can use any insert that fits into an instant pot). Put the eggs and milk into the bowl (or insert) and whisk until well blended. Place the potatoes, ham, onions, cheese, and salt and pepper in with the eggs and mix until everything is covered with the egg mixture. Then cover the bowl with foil
  2. Place your steam rack into your Instant Pot and add 2 cups of water. Put your foil covered bowl (or insert) on top of the steam rack.
  3. Close your lid and push manual. Make the timer say 25 minutes and you are good to go!
  4. When the timer is done, do a quick release and remove the lid as soon as the pressure is gone.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings. Some of mine are: Sour cream, salsa, avocado, more cheese tomatoes, and salt and pepper!

Don’t have an Instant Pot? No worries – You can make a similar recipe using your oven. Find the recipe HERE.

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25 Responses to “Instant Pot Ham and Egg Casserole”

    • For one... using cream in a soup while cooking it gives it lumps. ha ha. I'm sure I'll have more! It is just a matter of trial and error. Sometimes things aren't cooked all the way, so I have to continue to cook them. Or I cook the too much and everything is dry. ha ha.
      • Jesse Dresbach
        I'm pretty sure that's what they are saying, I had to re-read it too because when I recipes, the word "insert" is usually the metal bowl that you actually cook in (the stainless steel insert of the Instant Pot) but as you read the recipe, you can see by "insert" she means a SECOND bowl inside the pot. I think the reason you have to do that with eggs is because the IP works based on steam, so it heats up liquid in the pot to build pressure, so if you had the eggs on the bottom of it they'd cook so fast & you'd never reach pressure/burn your eggs. So by setting a SECOND dish in there on a rack, you can have the water UNDER it heat up, steam up, and pressurize. It's kind of like when you see people making cheesecakes in there, its raised up. In fact, this recipe would probably work really well in a springformcheesecake pan!
  1. Well. Edible. I guess that's good that it's not going to waste. After 25 min my 1/4 inch diced potatoes were still raw and the egg in the middle was nowhere close to set. Gave it 5 more min. Then 5 more min... egg was done but we just decided to eat it with crunchy potatoes. This dish would cook faster with a more shallow dish than what I used. I guess yours was more shallow. Thanks for the experiment!
  2. We followed the recipe and after 25 minutes our eggs and diced potatoes were not fully cooked. Had to cook for another 10 minutes and then just served. Tastes good but maybe next time I’ll precook the potatoes before I add them to the recipe.
  3. I saw manual but did not see which pressure setting to use. I would assume 25 mins high pressure would work rather than low pressure. I only cook my large diced potatoes for 12 mins high pressure for potato should, mash, etc so I'm wondering why people have had so many potatoes under cooked. What elevation was this recipe developed at?
  4. This recipe needs to be changed. We had to place the partially cooked food in a baking dish and place in the oven. We sprinkled cheese (cheddar and Swiss) over the top. The potato was not fully cooked. I regret not reading the comments before attempting.
  5. Jeremy Marshall
    I don't think the creators of this recipe tried the recipe. I have never had a recipe completely not work before. I don't think there is a container that would fit in a standard instant pot and contain all the ingredients listed. Also, 25 minutes doesn't come close to cooking it. Please remove this recipe, as when I went to leave this comment there were many more with the same theme.

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