Jennie's Ham & Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

15
Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

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

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

Note: When slicing the potatoes, make sure to slice them on the thin side so they bake quicker. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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
    all-purpose flour
  • 1½ c
    milk
  • some
    salt & pepper, to taste
  • ½ - 1 c
    additional milk

How to Make Jennie's Ham & Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel and slice the potatoes. Then set aside.
  2. Shred the cheese and cube the ham.
  3. Sauté the onion in a little butter; then set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the white sauce starts to thicken. Salt & pepper, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. 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.
  7. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes, 1/2 of the onions,1/2 of the ham, and 1/2 of the cheese.
  8. Spoon over ½ of the remaining white sauce.
  9. Repeat layers of the rest of the potatoes, onion, white sauce, and finish with ham and cheese on top.
  10. 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... =^..^=
  11. Bake uncovered at 350˚ F for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is bubbling.
  12. Serve immediately and stand back to avoid the stampede.

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About Jennie's Ham & Cheesy Potatoes Casserole

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Christmas 2.0
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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