Welsh Ham and Leek Casserole

Welsh Ham And Leek Casserole Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This sounds like a fun and interesting casserole.


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 6 small
  • 3 large
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
    celery, sliced
  • 12
    thin slices deli ham
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 c
    bread crumbs

How to Make Welsh Ham and Leek Casserole


  1. To prepare leeks:
    Remove any withered outer leaves. Cut off 1 inch of leaf tops; discard. Cut off roots, then cut leeks in half crosswise. Make slit down length of each leek half, being careful not to cut through leek completely. Rinse thoroughly. Tie 2 leek halves together with kitchen string; repeat with remaining leeks. Place leeks in Dutch oven; pour in enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until leeks are tender. Drain and pat dry. Remove strings.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Place tomatoes in bottom of 13X9-inch baking dish.
  4. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add celery; cook 3 minutes or until celery is crisp-tender. Remove celery with slotted spoon; arrange evenly over tomatoes. Reserve butter in saucepan.
  6. Wrap 1 ham slice around each leek half. Arrange, seam side down, in single layer in baking dish.
  7. Add garlic to reserved butter in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat 30 seconds. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Gradually whisk in milk and half-and-half until smooth. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
  9. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese; continue to stir until cheese melts.
  10. Pour cheese sauce evenly over leeks. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bread crumbs.
  11. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

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About Welsh Ham and Leek Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: UK/Ireland

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