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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole

I have been going through some of my old "low-cal" recipes looking for a few different meals to add to our menu plan rotation.  I tried out this Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole last week.  Wow, it was really yummy and a hit with everyone!  This recipe serve 4 and surprisingly clocks in at about 260 calories per serving.

I may have used more than 1/4 cup of the Panko bread crumbs the recipe called for, but the bread crumbs really made it good.  Next time, I might just keep the extra bread crumbs on the kids half to keep the calories down for me...

Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole

Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup skim milk
3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
3 tablespoons flour
4 small potatoes (1 1/4 lbs total) peeled, diced and boiled
6 oz diced ham
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup corn
1/2 cup shredded cheese, plus 1/8 cup of cheese for top layer
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
olive oil
salt and pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  If your potatoes aren't cooked yet, peel and dice them into uniform pieces and boil them in the microwave about 7 to 8 minutes, until soft.  Once potatoes are ready, go ahead and salt and pepper them to taste.
3.  In a sauce pan, combine skim milk, evaporated skim milk, flour, salt and pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.)  Over medium high heat, stir constantly until sauce has thickened.
4.  Place half of the potatoes on the bottom of a well greased 9 inch square baking dish.  Layer half the ham, corn, cheese and onion in the pan, then cover with half the sauce.  Repeat each layer, finishing with the final 1/8 cup of cheese and 1/4 cup of bread crumbs.  Lightly drizzle a little bit of olive oil (about a tablespoon) over the top of the breadcrumbs.
5.  Bake uncovered for 55 to 60 minutes.  If you find the top getting too brown cover with a little bit of foil and finish cooking.


Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole

Enjoy!

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25 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I could have some right now. I will definitely try this soon. I have been trying some new casseroles. Take care and have a good Thursday.

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  2. wow, this looks so good!Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. This looks so Yummy!! Thanks for sharing :)
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

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  4. Looks delicious and simple to make.

    Thanks for linking up to It's a Keeper Thursday, I am co-hosting this week, hope you will stop by to say hi.

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  5. This looks delicious. I would love for you to link up with us on Wednesdays!
    New follower,
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  6. mmmmm! looks delicious! I am gonna try it!

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  7. This looks so good. I always forget about ham when I'm planning meals!

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  8. I'm always looking for ham recipes! This looks really good!:)
    everydaygameplan.net

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  9. Hi Jamie,
    This is a very tasty and hearty Casserole that we would love. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Great recipe! I've shared this link on my website, Coupons, Crafts and Causes. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great Sunday,
    Kelly

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  11. This was the most clicked recipe in my linky party this week!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  12. That looks tasty, simple and perfect for a family meal! My kids would love it too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love this - could always use some more ham recipes too! I'd love if you come link this and anything else you have up at Makin' You Crave Monday over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!

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  14. Looks really good! I might try sometime similar to this next weekend when I have some extra ham to use up!

    Visiting from Market Yourself Monday's!
    Willa
    www.armstrongfamilyfare.com

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  15. Looks tasty! I love healthy recipes!

    I stumbled this!

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  16. That looks really yummy! Perfect for fall and super easy to make.

    I am stopping by from the Alexa hop (a day late) to say hi. I would love it if you stopped by my blog What I Live For sometime!

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  17. This looks like a great idea for some of the potatoes I dug out of the garden this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. wow, you got me at healthy..and that looks yummy too. Perfect and warm on a cold day. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  19. Yummy. This looks awesome..What an awesome blog,,Im officially following ya with smiles.. Found ya on linky and had to stop in.. So much creativity dwells here.. Im Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ..Hope you can stop in sometime..TY

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  20. I Love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    Thanks
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  21. oh yum!!! Looks so delicious! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  22. This will definitely go under my label for 'yummy-ness' ... I'll be serving it soon at our home. I found you at Keeping It Simple - so happy I stopped by. Visit me at http://bit.ly/qYmRuW and you'll have some great lemonade to go with the yummy casserole!

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  23. This looks so delish! Think I will pin this recipe!
    Stop by to enter my giveaway!

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  24. This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi there, thanks for the delicious recipe. I look forward to trying it. I recently found your blog and will now follow. Please pop on over and visit mine and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

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