"This is true comfort food. I'm from the Midwest so we're big on casseroles and one dish meals. Especially during winter." — Jodster
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peeled and cubed potatoes
cubed fully cooked ham
chopped green bell pepper
milk, or more as needed
ground black pepper
shredded Cheddar cheese
dry bread crumbs
This was very good. The only changes I will make the next time will be to be sure and drain the ham/onion mixture before adding it to the potatoes. I would also stir the sauce into the casserole rather than just pouring it over the top. The flavor was very good and I will make it again.
This was a good basic recipe. I knew as soon as I made the gravy that it was going to need more moisture. I added 1 Cup chicken broth & turned the heat up to 400° for the last 13 minutes. That still wasnt enough moisture at serving time. Next time I am going to add 1 can of cream of chicken soup & top it off with 1 can of water. This will also give more flavor that was lacking. Also added fresh diced mushrooms.
My family loved it. I don't agree that it will serve 8. At least not 8 adults. I think 4-6 is a more accurate number.
I was rushed for time so I used southern style frozen has browns (the chunks, not shredded)and ham already cubed. (It comes vacuum packed in a zip bag) I think next time I might use frozen O'Brian potatoes and that way I won't have to mess with chopping the onions and peppers. I just threw the frozen potatoes in the butter with the ham, onions, and pepper and cooked them until they were thawed and warm. I cooked the carrots and celery in the microwave just a few minutes until they started getting tender. Talk about fast and easy! It was delicious too!
This was very well recieved by the family. I skipped the roux and added 1/3 cup cheese blend powder to the milk and only used enough shredded cheddar to sprinkle a token amount over the top. This helped me keep the fat down but it remained creamy and cheesy.
Wow, very nice! I substituted frozen peas and carrots for the bell pepper. I doubled the amount of potato and doubled the cheese sauce. So glad I did. It needed pepper. I loved the sauce and there was lots of it. Next time I would add more ham and peas/peas and carrots. Definitely comfort food.
This is a great way to use up ham and potatoes and it is wonderfully filling. I agree that if you have a big appetite this will feed about 4-6 adults and stirring the sauce into the potatoes helps get it distributed because it is pretty thick. Next time I will saute all my veggies and only boil the potatoes and some broccoli. The sauce was very cheesy (yum) but next time I will add a little nutmeg and some sour cream and use some parmesan too for a little more depth.
We love this, and make it everytime we have left over ham. Thanks so much for sharing!!
It was a hit but will need to make a larger amount so that 3 adults can have more leftovers. We barely had enough for leftovers due to seconds. I have been looking for ways to use up leftover ham and we now have a winner. It would be easy to substitute any other veggie that might be available in the fridge.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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