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Cheesy Ham & Potato Casserole

Cheesy Ham & Potato Casserole

Take scalloped potatoes up a notch with this unbelievably cheesy ham & potato casserole. It has anything you could possible want in a side dish baked into a gooey, delicious package.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 1.2 cups whole milk 
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.2 kgs russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4"-thick rounds
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • Freshly chopped chives, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add onions and cook until soft, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle flour and paprika over and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. 
  • While whisking, slowly pour in milk. Bring to a simmer and continue to whisk until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in ham and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Layer half the potatoes in the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Spoon half the sauce over and sprinkle with half the cheddar. Repeat with remaining potatoes, sauce, and cheese. 
  • Cover dish with foil and bake until potatoes are soft, about 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle with chives before serving.
Keyword cheese, potatoes
Leon Van Ransberg

Written by Leon Van Ransberg

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