Ham And Potato Casserole! This is a delicious, comforting and easy to prepare dish.
This is an easy recipe, the combination of potato, ham, butter and lots of cheese make it a sure hit with your guests, plus the sauce makes the potatoes get all their flavor and a perfect texture that will make you repeat. It can be a perfect lunch or dinner, and comforting for the cold weather. Join us!
TOTAL PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes
COURSE: Main course/Lunch/Dinner
- 2 Pounds of potatoes
- 2 Cups of diced ham
- 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 3 Cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Cups milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley
- Add the chopped and peeled potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Grease a 9×13-inch or 3-4 quart baking dish. Add the drained potatoes, ham, and 1 cup of grated cheese, mix gently and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C).
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the flour until blended and the flour has absorbed the liquid. Lower the heat and slowly stir in the milk, simmer for 3-5 minutes or until thickened to the consistency of a sauce.
- Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste, the paprika, and mix well.
- Pour the hot sauce over the ham and potatoes. Stir gently to coat.
- Bake, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle 1 cup cheese on top and return to oven for 5-10 minutes more or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbling around the edges.
- Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!
OPTIONS AND TIPS
- You can substitute the chopped ham for chopped or shredded chicken breast and it is very delicious.
- Try adding a little grated Parmesan cheese just after uncovering the casserole and it will give it a special gratin.
- You can use the cheese you like the most, even a combination of several.
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