Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin

Friday, January 8, 2021
If you're looking for a great side dish or casserole that can be a whole meal in itself, this Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin will be your new favorite recipe.


This casserole is a blend of creamy cheddar and provolone cheese sauce clinging to thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham chunks and so simple to make.


Our family loves this one-pan meal and it's great for using up leftover ham and milk you're trying to use up.


Just about anything can be added to this delicious easy casserole,  just check out my additional suggestions below.


If you have potato and cheese lovers in your home, they're going to love this dish.


You can also just leave the meat out and make this a simple cheese and potato side dish either way it comes out perfect every time.


For all my potato lovers, don't miss my roundup of favorite recipes Best Potatoes Recipes, and also check out my Air Fried Home Fries recipe for all my air fryer fans out there.


Check out this simple recipe and print it out in the recipe card and don't forget to check out my tips.




this is a casserole made with potatoes, leftover ham and lots of cheese









Potato Fans



This is an anything goes in one pan recipe.


We love using all kinds of leftover meats, more than one kind of cheese so this recipe is very adaptable.


This easy recipe doesn't take long to make and it does start with a rue with flour and milk to make the sauce, that's the hardest part and still easy!


I have listed many suggestions below to add some yummy ingredients that you may have just a handful of leftover meat or vegetables that can be used in this recipe version.


One-pan casseroles are the best way to use up what's in the refrigerator and repurpose for another great meal.





this is a baked au gratin casserole with cheese ham and potatoes




Ingredients You Will Need To Make Hobo Snack Mix

  • butter
  • granulated garlic powder
  • shredded sharp cheddar and provolone cheeses
  • minced garlic
  • milk
  • diced ham
  • flour
  • salt, pepper, (and optional cayenne pepper) to taste




this is flour and milk using a whisk to make a rue



Tools You Will Need


  • large deep casserole dish around 2 to 3 quart
  • small measuring cups
  • spoon for stirring
  • knife, food processor with slicer or mandolin to make thinly sliced potatoes
  • Wooden Spoon
  • measuring spoon
  • saucepan to melt the cheese, milk, and flour in around 2 quart




these are thinly sliced potatoes done in a food processor with a slicer attachment




Additional Substitutions and Suggestions:


  • minced onion (1 small)
  • diced sweet or hot peppers ( around 2 tablespoons)
  • any kind of shredded cheese you prefer
  • Italian sweet or hot sausage cooked and diced
  • leftover boneless diced cooked chicken
  • leftover boneless steak cooked and diced
  • leftover grilled hotdogs or kielbasa diced
  • clean and deveined shrimp or scallops
  • leftover pork tenderloin chopped





this is raw potatoes and cooked ham in a casserole dish with salt and pepper on top




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Twice Baked Potatoes


Baked Parmesan Potato Wedges


Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes



this is the rue poured over sliced potatoes, ham and ready for the oven in a 3 quart white casserole dish





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I love creating casseroles and with my suggestions above this can be a different meal or side dish every time you make it.


You can also adapt this recipe with more or less flavor, we personally like a little black pepper and cayenne pepper for some spicy heat.


There are so many possibilities and additions from vegetables to meats and using leftovers makes this recipe super simple.


I always seem to have an overabundance of milk to use up before the expiration date and this is my go-to recipe!


Don't miss trying this recipe, and do let me know how you like it in the comments below.





Ham and Potatoes  Au Gratin

Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M
Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a cheese sauce with ham and can become a side dish or whole meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced potatoes( I do them with my slicing attachment on my food processor or mandolin)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar and provolone mixed ( saving 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top for serving if desired or use it all in the recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ham diced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper optional to taste for heat
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley for garnishing
  • Additions and Suggestions:
  • minced onion (1 small)
  • diced sweet or hot peppers ( around 2 tablespoons)
  • any kind of shredded cheese you prefer
  • Italian sweet or hot sausage cooked and diced
  • leftover boneless diced cooked chicken
  • leftover boneless steak cooked and diced
  • leftover grilled hotdogs or kielbasa diced
  • clean and deveined shrimp or scallops
  • leftover pork tenderloin chopped

Instructions

  1. In a greased deep baking dish, combine potatoes, ham,  salt,  pepper, and garlic set aside. 
  2. Note: add any other meats or suggestions you prefer in the pan above.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat,  stir in flour until smooth. 
  4. Gradually add milk. 
  5. Bring the milk to a boil and cook stirring for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. 
  6. Add cheeses, granulated garlic powder, and cayenne pepper if using, stir until the cheese is melted. 
  7. Pour over the potato mixture and stir gently to mix. 
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until bubbly.
  9. Garnish with more cheese and parsley if desired.
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9 comments

  1. This is one super duper comforting meal, esp. when the outside is windy, rainy and freezing cold.

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  2. My family loves potatoes au gratin! And I love the fact that you added ham- such a great idea!

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  3. This looks like a delicious, budget friendly meal. I can't wait to try it.

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  4. Nothing beats the good old potato and cheese combo!

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  5. Just a delicious one pot meal. The whole family loved it!

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  6. Anything that combines potatoes and cheese is perfection in my book, can't wait to try this recipe!

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  7. Looks delicious and I love this dish - hard to go wrong with potatoes, ham, and cheese.

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  8. Cheesy and delicious! Exactly how I like them.

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  9. This looks so easy and delicious! Total comfort food!

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