I’m pretty tired these days come dinner time and I have to admit that meals have become pretty basic and easy for me to whip up quick. The easier, the better is quickly becoming my new motto and I can’t see that changing any time soon! Leftovers are also being morphed into something new rather than saving them for lunches like we normally do. Tuesday we had a ham in the slow cooker and I’ve been looking for ways to use up the leftover ham ever since. I found this recipe on Pinterest (naturally) from the blog I Can Teach My Child and modified it only slightly to our tastes and with the things we had on hand.
I love the way this dish turned out so I thought I’d share this ultimate comfort indulgence with you! Really though, ham, cheese, potatoes, and more cheese. What more could you want in an easy and delicious dish?!
- 2-3 large potatoes
- chopped, cooked ham
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- Extra cheese to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel & chop potatoes, then add to a pot of water and bring to a boil until tender, but not too soft that they're falling apart. 5 mins or so.
- In a small pot, make a roux. (Melt butter, add flour and mix until it looks a bit crumbly. Then slowly add milk while stirring and breaking up the lumps of flour & butter.)
- Add cheese to your roux, creating a rich & yummy cheese sauce! Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
- Grease baking dish (I used an 8x8 glass dish)
- Drain potatoes, pour into dish and mix in chopped ham.
- Pour cheese sauce over top and sprinkle with extra cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- The original recipe called for diced onions which I didn't have but would be great! I also had a lonely sweet potato that I added in and it was sooooo good!
Check out that gorgeous melted cheese! It really did taste as good as it looks!
What’s your favorite way to use up ham leftovers?
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