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Cheddar And Ham Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe
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Cheddar And Ham Au Gratin Potatoes

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword au-gratin-potatoes, cheddar-ham-au-gratin-potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 415kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. frozen cubed hash brown potatoes thawed
  • 1 16 oz fully cooked ham steak cubed
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cheddar cheese soup
  • ¾ cup easy melt cheese (i.e. *Cheez Whiz or Velveeta)
  • 1 1.6 oz packet garlic-herb sauce mix (i.e. Knorr)
  • 1 8 oz container light or full fat sour cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup cheddar-garlic cracker crumbs or garlic crouton crumbs ( i.e.cheddar-garlic Texas Toast croutons)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients until fully combined. Milk, cheddar cheese soup, easy melting cheese, dry sauce mix, sour cream, melted butter, dijon mustard and black pepper to taste.
  • Add the thawed hashbrowns, cubed ham and half of the shredded cheese. Mix well.
  • Pour into the prepared dish, and top with the remaining cheese. Crush the croutons and toss with two tablespoons of melted butter then sprinkle on top.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until bubbly, golden and the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Rest for 10 minutes on the counter to allow the sauce to thicken before serving.

Notes

a.) I used a 5 ounce bag of croutons for the topping. Pulse them in a food processor, then tossed with melted butter. You can substitute your favorite cracker if desired.
b) Any brand of easy melting cheese will work in this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 1mg