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Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie recipe, this casserole combines ham and eggs and a creamy sauce with the most buttery biscuit topping.

Serve this with green beans and another old-fashioned recipe for dessert, Old School Butter Pound Cake or Potluck Apple Cake.

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Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie
Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie

What is Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie recipe?

Ham and Egg Pie is a savory pie or casserole. It has a creamy filling with ham and boiled eggs and a buttery, golden biscuit topping.

Ham Pie is a combination of chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pie…. except with ham and no vegetables. (That makes complete sense, right? 😅) …. Ok, really, all you need to know is it’s a wonderfully delicious recipe. It’s very simple to make like most ‘old-fashioned’ recipes are.

Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie recipe

Ingredients for your Old-fashioned Ham and Egg Pie

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  • Ham.
  • Eggs.
  • Whole milk.
  • Cream of chicken. I highly recommend low sodium.
  • Ground black pepper.
  • Self-rising flour. *Or equivalent.
  • Solid vegetable shortening. I always use the Crisco brand.
  • Buttermilk.
  • Butter.
Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie

Substitutions and additions

Of course, you can add vegetables and make this casserole a complete meal. Add a cup of frozen mixed peas, carrots, corn, and green beans or a cup of pre-cooked, diced Yukon gold potatoes. Of course, diced onions always add flavor.

You can certainly omit the boiled eggs if you’re not an egg fan.

Substitute for Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of chicken or mushroom soup is a convenient product. However, it also has a lot of sodium. You can make this instead of using the cream of chicken soup in recipes. One recipe of this substitute equals one can of cream of chicken soup.

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onions diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the butter and melt. Add the diced onion to the melted butter and cook until translucent about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour. Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the chicken broth and milk and slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly. This will take 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk frequently.
Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie recipe

*How do I convert all-purpose flour to self-rising flour?

The formula for substituting all-purpose flour for self-rising flour is: For every cup of self–rising flour called for in your recipe, measure out 1 level cup of all-purpose flour. Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine.

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I use my Le Creuset 5-quart Braiser pan for this recipe. This way I can start it on the stovetop and finish it in the oven. If you don’t have a pan that goes from stovetop to oven, simply pour the ham mixture into an oven-safe casserole dish, top it with biscuits and place it in the oven.

You also need a knife, bowl, small saucepan, biscuit cutter, measuring cups and spoons, liquid measuring cup, and a large spoon for this recipe.

Old Fashioned Ham and Egg Pie


This casserole has dice ham and boiled eggs in a creamy sauce with a biscuit topping
Author: Paula
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 3 cups ham cubed
  • 4 large eggs boiled and diced
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 10.5 ounces low-sodium cream of chicken soup *see post for substitute
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Biscuit dough

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 and ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter melted


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Dice ham and cook it in a large pan until tender. (It will be super convenient if this pan can also go into the oven.)
  • Boil eggs then slice or chop.
  • While the ham and the eggs are cooking make the dough. Make them exactly like you do biscuits. Cut the shortening into the flour, add the buttermilk, combine, dump onto a floured surface and cut into biscuits. Save those pieces between your cutter, we'll drop those in like dumplings.
  • When the ham is tender leave the liquid that cooked out of the ham in the pan, and add milk, cream of chicken soup, water, chicken stock (broth), and black pepper. Stir to combine. Add the eggs and gently still them in being careful not to break them apart. Bring to a low boil.
  • Drop the biscuit pieces into the boiling pan. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn the stove off and place the biscuits on top of the mixture.
  • Bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until the biscuits are brown and the filling is bubbly.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I have been trying for a while to remember a dish from my childhood days. I am 71, so this dish is pretty old, lol.
    The main thing I can remember is (this may sound crazy), is digging in the pot to find the egg yolks, still whole and perfectly round.
    This dish is pretty close, I just don’t remember the biscuits on top.
    Does my minds dish sound familiar.
    If it helps, I was raised in South, South Heorgia.

    1. I changed this to add the biscuits on top. The way my great aunt made it was with one sheet of dough that covered the whole casserole dish (so it looked like a pot pie). I remember she also cut the eggs in large/thick slices. I’m in Northeast MS, my great aunts grew up in Northwest AL so it very likely could be the recipe, or close, to the one you remember. They called it simply ‘Ham Pie’ I tried to be more discriptive so people would know what’s in it.

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