Ham and Potato Casserole

Whenever you cook a ham, are you usually left with a whole pile of ham leftover?

One of my favourite dishes to make with leftover ham is this ham and potato casserole !

Recipe: Ham and Potato Casserole

adapted from Enjoy! (More Recipes from the Best of Bridge)


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of peeled, cubed, cooked potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Approximately 2 cups cubed, cooked ham

Step 1:
Peel, cut and boil potatoes.
Step 2:
Cut ham.
Step 3:
Melt butter in a large pot. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes while on medium-low heat.
Step 4:
VERY slowly add milk, while whisking. Stir often and cook until sauce thickens (approximately 5-7 minutes).
Step 5:
Add shredded cheese and stir into sauce.
Step 5:
Add ham and potatoes and stir gently to mix.
Step 6:
Add to a casserole dish and bake in oven, covered for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. For the last 10 minutes, remove lid/foil.

Note: Adding some frozen corn to this recipe would be really yummy!

Family Thoughts:

Originally, this recipe had chopped onion, however, we quickly learned that my daughter is not a huge fan of onion, so in the beginning, I would make the sauce and give it a quick blend in the blender. However, this added step made this casserole less appealing for me to make because of the longer clean up, so I began adding onion powder to taste.

My son isn't a huge fan of sauces, but it is easy enough to put a small spoonful of this casserole on his plate and save him some plain ham and potato for the main part of his meal!

This casserole can be put in the freezer, providing the ham was fresh, however, do note that the cooked potatoes take on a different consistency and the casserole does get considerably watered down.

5 comments :

  1. I am going to make this with my leftover ham...I am getting a little tired of split pea soup! This looks like comfy food which I love :) Thank you for the recipe :)

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  3. sounds yummy to me and since I'm fine with onions I would use them instead of the onion powder.

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  4. I have some ham leftover so I think I will try this recipe out this week. Sounds good and easy to make! (Judy Cowan)

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  5. very easy to make and a great way to use up leftover ham

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