Recipe by Jodster
"This is true comfort food. I'm from the Midwest so we're big on casseroles and one dish meals. Especially during winter."
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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.
I did not like the sauce. It was bland and pasty. I think 3 Tbsp of flour may have been too much flour. The sauce needs to be cheesy and instead it was too thick and very bland. My husband and I ate a little.
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.
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.
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.
I made this tonight and followed the recipe except for the green pepper (I do not like cooked green pepper!) and it was a family hit! We sat around the table talking about the next time I make it that I should add broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and could even put it in pie crust to make it like a pot pie. This will definitely be a make again and I may try changing it up with sausage, smoked sausage, or other meats! 5+ Stars!!!
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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