Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cheesy ham and potatoes

Here is a recipe I use when I buy a big smoked ham and have leftovers to use up.

The original recipe doesn't have the extra veggies in it, but I love veggies with cheese sauce so I figured they'd taste great added in. I had a frozen mix with brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts are extra yummy with cheese sauce! But you can use any frozen veggie mix you have on hand.

I steam the frozen veggies and add them in at the end.


6 cups potatoes (peeled and diced)
2 cups cooked ham (cubed)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 Tbsp butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup flour
1 cup water
1 cup milk
Boil potatoes until fork tender. In a large dutch oven or heavy pan sauté onion in butter and oil until translucent. Add flour and seasonings and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze slowly with water while whisking. Then slowly add the milk while stirring. Heat and stir until mixture thickens. Add ham and cook for a minute to warm ham. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir until all the cheese is melted. Add the potatoes after draining them. Add veggie mixture if desired.