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Potato And Ham Casserole (Cheesy, Creamy)

Potato And Ham Casserole Creamy
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This cheesy potato and ham casserole is the ideal weeknight meal! A rich and creamy cheese sauce complements the flavorful ham and buttery potatoes perfectly.

You may make a tasty and cozy lunch with just a few simple steps and components.

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

  • It only takes a few minutes to put together! Melt your cheese sauce, arrange everything in a baking dish, and serve!
  • It’s fantastic, warm, cheesy, and gooey. I guarantee that this cheesy ham and potato casserole will become your new favorite comfort food.
  • Casseroles in general are terrific for entertaining, but this one, in particular, is fantastic. Bring this cheesy ham and potato casserole to your next party for a crowd-pleasing entrée.

Important Ingredients

Ham – This is a fantastic way to use up any leftover ham! If you don’t have any leftover ham, go to the shop and buy a fully cooked boneless ham.

Potato And Ham Casserole
Food: Potato And Ham Casserole (Source: Bowl Me Over)

Shredded Cheddar Cheese – For this cheesy ham and potato dish, I choose a sharp cheddar cheese. If sharp cheddar isn’t your thing, use a medium or mild cheddar instead. Buy it pre-shredded if you want to make things even easier on yourself!

Potatoes – I selected Yukon gold potatoes since they have a creamy, buttery flavor. However, you can use any sort of potato you choose. This casserole would also be delicious with white potatoes!

Chef’s Advice

  • This casserole can be prepared ahead of time and baked afterward. Place the entire casserole in your baking dish, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator. Remove the plastic wrap, cover with foil, and bake according to the package directions.
  • My potatoes were sliced 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. If you slice them thicker than 1/4 inch, they may not cook all the way through. If you like, you can even dice your potatoes into 1/4-inch cubes!
  • Allow the milk and flour combination to thicken before removing it from the heat when making the cheese sauce for this ham and potato casserole. Don’t worry if the sauce doesn’t appear thick enough just yet; adding the cheese will help.

Potato And Ham Casserole

Preparation time: 10 minutes
1 hour 20 minutes to cook
1 hour 30 minutes total

This cheesy ham and potato casserole is the ideal weeknight meal! A rich and creamy cheese sauce complements the flavorful ham and buttery potatoes perfectly.

You may make a tasty and cozy lunch with just a few simple steps and components.

Ingredients For Potato And Ham Casserole

  • 1 ½ cups ham fully cooked
  • 2 pounds potatoes sliced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Small saucepan
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions

Potato And Ham Casserole Cheesy
Food: Potato And Ham Casserole (Source: Bowl Me Over)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Toss in the chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add all-purpose flour to the mix. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the milk. Reduce heat and stir. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and toss in the cheese until it is completely melted.
  4. In a baking dish, place half of the sliced potatoes. Half of the cubed ham goes on top of the potato layer. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and ham layers. Cover the top layer with cheese sauce. If preferred, top with an additional 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Wrap foil around the baking dish. Bake potatoes for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender. Cook for another 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Notes

Potato varieties include: This dish works best with Yukon gold and yellow potatoes, but any white potato will suffice.
Milk: I made a really thick cheese sauce using full milk, but you may use 2 percent milk instead.
Gluten-Free Option: In the cheese sauce, use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cups, Calories: 369kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 602mg, Potassium: 868mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 408IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 231mg, Iron: 2mg, Net Carbs: 30g