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Mother's Ham Casserole Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups cubed peeled potatoes (about 3)
2 to 3 large carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 cups water
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
7 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 tsp. dill
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
Sweet Paprika

Directions:
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, saute the ham, celery, green pepper and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add to the potato mixture. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk, dill, 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 and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A great way to use up leftover ham. Tried with swiss and cheddar cheeses; peas.

 

 

 

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