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jennie's ham & cheesy potatoes casserole

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A delicious recipe if you have leftover holiday ham. This casserole is full of flavor and made with simple ingredients—the savory ham and cheese pair well with the potatoes to make one yummy meal. Sauteing the onions adds some sweetness to the recipe and balances the ham. Fran's daughter came up with one mighty tasty way to reinvent leftovers.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 -8, depending on serving size
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jennie's ham & cheesy potatoes casserole

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

How To Make jennie's ham & cheesy potatoes casserole

Test Kitchen Tips
When slicing the potatoes, make sure to slice them on the thin side so they bake quicker.
  • Peeled and sliced potatoes.
    Peel and slice the potatoes. Then set aside.
  • Shredded cheese and cubed ham.
    Shred the cheese and cube the ham.
  • Sauteing onions in a skillet.
    Sauté the onion in a little butter; then set aside.
  • Sprinkling flour into melted butter.
    Make 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.
  • Whisking milk into the pan.
    Whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the white sauce starts to thicken. Salt & pepper, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Spreading some sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish.
    To assemble, butter a 3 qt. (or up to a 13 x 9") baking dish. Spread 1/3 of the white sauce over the bottom of the dish.
  • Part of the potatoes, ham, and cheese in the baking dish.
    Layer 1/2 of the potatoes, 1/2 of the onions,1/2 of the ham, and 1/2 of the cheese.
  • Spooning more white sauce over ingredients.
    Spoon over ½ of the remaining white sauce.
  • Repeating layers of the casserole.
    Repeat layers of the rest of the potatoes, onion, white sauce, and finish with ham and cheese on top.
  • Drizzling milk over casserole.
    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... =^..^=
  • Baking the casserole in the oven.
    Bake uncovered at 350˚ F for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is bubbling.
  • Ham and cheese casserole out of the oven.
    Serve immediately and stand back to avoid the stampede.