Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What's Cookin' -- Leftover Ham Recipes

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
(I have used this recipe for years, best one out there)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion ( I sprinkle in onion flakes to save time)
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups of thinly slice potatoes (I use Russet)
3 tbsp butter
2 cups milk (I use skim)
Paprika (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (don't put it any higher or the milk will over flow)
  • Combine onion, flour, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Place 1/3 of potatoes in a greased 2 quart baking dish.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of flour mixture, dot with 1 tbsp of butter.
  • Repeat two more times.
  • Pour milk to barely cover potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake covered for 45 minutes.
  • Uncover dish and bake for 30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
  • Add cooked ham during the last 15-20 minutes or serve on the side.

Ham & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
(I found this recipe on and it's my new favorite recipe for leftover ham)

2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
1 cup carrots, sliced
2 ribs celery, chopped
3 cups chicken broth to cover veggies
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 small onion, minced
2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
7 tbsp butter, divided
3 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cups milk
salt & pepper
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

  • In a sauce pan bring the potatoes, carrot, celery, garlic, onion, broth to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 15 mins. Drain, place back in pot.
  • In a skillet, saute the ham in 3 tablespoons of butter until golden brown. Add to the drained potato mixture.
  • In a sauce pan, melt the remaining butter, stir in the flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat and add cheese and stir until melted.
  • Pour over potato & ham mixture. Place mixture in a greased 13 x 9 pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 25-30 mins. or until heated through. You can sprinkle the top with some of the cheese or bread crumbs.


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