Ham and Potato Casserole

Ham and Potato Casserole
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What Started it all:
ham, potatoes

This hearty and comforting Ham and Potato Casserole is perfect for a family dinner. The combination of tender potatoes and savory ham makes for a delicious meal that's sure to satisfy everyone at the table.


  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Place them in a large bowl of cold water to prevent browning.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic mixture, stirring continuously for about 1 minute. Gradually add the milk and heavy cream, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and paprika.
  5. Drain the potatoes and pat them dry. In a greased 9x13-inch baking dish, layer half of the sliced potatoes, followed by half of the diced ham. Pour half of the sauce over the ham and potatoes, then sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat the layers with the remaining potatoes, ham, sauce, and cheese.
  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden and bubbly.
  7. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy this delicious Ham and Potato Casserole with a side of green salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. It's a perfect dish for a cozy family dinner or a gathering with friends. Bon appétit!

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