Jennie's Ham & Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

I love holiday leftovers! This is my daughter Jennie's creation made with leftover Easter 2015 ham. She said it is also good with turkey. =^..^=


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Serves:
6-8, depending on serving size
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

6-8
white potatoes, depending on size
8 oz
cheddar cheese (or any variety)
2-3 c
ham, cubed
1 medium
onion, diced
some
butter for sautéing
3 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
1½ c
milk
some
salt & pepper, to taste
½ - 1 c
additional milk

Step-By-Step

1Peel and slice the potatoes, then set aside.

2Shred the cheese & cube the ham.

3Sauté the onion in a little butter, then set aside.

4Make a roux in a medium saucepan over medium heat. (Or just use the sauté pan.) Melt the 3 Tablespoons of butter, then sprinkle in the flour. Whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the white sauce starts to thicken. Salt & pepper, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

5TO ASSEMBLE:
1. Butter a 3 qt. (or up to a 13 x 9") baking dish.
2. Spread ⅓ of the white sauce over the bottom of the dish.
3. Layer ½ of the potatoes, ½ of the onions, ½ of the ham, and ½ of the cheese.
4. Spoon over ½ of the remaining white sauce.
5. Repeat layers of the rest of the potatoes, onion, white sauce, and finish with ham and cheese on top.
6. Drizzle additional milk over the top of the prepared casserole. If the white sauce was barely thickened, just add ½ cup of milk. If the white sauce got more thickened while making it, add a little more milk, but no more than 1 cup or the casserole will be soupy. But if you like it that way... =^..^=

6Bake uncovered at 350˚ F. for about 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is bubbling. Serve immediately and stand back to avoid the stampede.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy