Ham and Potato Casserole

Ham and Potato Casserole

green beans

This recipe is quite simple but tastes like something very special.

Green beans go really well with this ham and potato casserole recipe. You can place them  in the casserole or have them as a side dish. Do what suits you best!

Ham and Potato Casserole Ingredients:

• Ham (chunked)
• 3+/- Potatoes (depending on size)
• ¼ Onion +/- (finely diced)
• Sea salt and Pepper (sprinkle on per layer)
• Milk
• Butter
• Green Beans

Preheat your oven to 350 (325° for a glass bakeware).

TIP: Taste the ham. If it’s salty, go easy on the salt in the recipe. Besides, you can always add it as you eat.

Ham and Potato Casserole Directions:

 

Ham and Potato Casserole

1. The first thing to do when making ham and potato casserole is to dice the ham, slice the potatoes
(a mandolin makes it quick and easy), and dice the onion.

2. Once those are ready, start building the layers.
Potatoes first, then onion, salt and pepper to taste then ham and a few dabs of butter.
This is done per layer (usually two layers) and then topped with potatoes…

3. Before you add salt and pepper to this top layer, pour in the milk until it reaches halfway up the sides of your dish. (It’s a bit difficult to see in this picture so I drew a Milk-Level line for clarity.)

Now you can place some more dabs of butter and sprinkle pepper on top, otherwise you’d wash the pepper down with the milk.

Tip: If you like “spicier” flavors use a good amount of pepper per layer. If you don’t like that much pepper, don’t use it on every layer and sprinkle lightly. It’s all up to your taste buds.

In addition, you can add a packaged “country gravy” (read directions) instead of milk. This makes it even more flavorful and thicker.

4. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. (The foil will stay on until the last 15-20 minutes of baking.)

5. Place the covered casserole into the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes, Remove the foil and continue baking for about 15-20 more minutes. The top layer should brown slightly and crisp up a bit.

6. Test the doneness with a fork. When the potatoes feel soft, it’s done.

Also notice in the photo how most of the milk has been absorbed when it’s done.

Note: Butter is actually healthier for you than margarine. Did you know, if you put an open container of margarine outside, bugs or flies won’t touch it! That says a lot! In reality, the closer a food substance is to natural, the better it is for you than anything processed. So use butter, instead of margarine unless you have other reasons not to! This ham potato casserole is still delicious either way.

Also of note, while packaged gravy isn’t considered to be that healthy, it is convenient and moderation is key in everything. So just don’t use too much!

Check out our other casserole recipes.


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