Mother's Ham Casserole

Just like Mother used to make. Potatoes, carrot, celery, ham, green pepper, onion, bread crumbs, cheese, and lots of butter bake together into a tasty casserole.

Photo by Sherryl C.

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1

    large carrot, sliced

  • 2

    celery ribs, chopped

  • 3

    cups water

  • 2

    cups ham, cooked and diced

  • 2

    tablespoons green pepper, chopped

  • 2

    teaspoons onion, finely chopped

  • 7

    tablespoons butter, divided

  • 3

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2

    cups milk

  • 3/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    cup cheddar cheese, shredded, about 4 ounces

  • 1/2

    cup soft bread crumbs

Directions

In a saucepan, bring the potatoes, carrot, celery and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a large skillet, sauté the ham, green pepper and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add to the potato mixture. Transfer to a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and stir until melted. Pour over the ham mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

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