Sunday, April 4, 2021

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole #SundayFunday

Rejoice,  for He is alive, Alleluia, Alleluia!!!

This is a wonderful dinner to serve up using some of that leftover Easter ham that many of us are enjoying today.

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are providing ideas for using up your Easter Leftovers this week.......

Happy Easter everyone.  I hope that if you celebrate or however you celebrate that you have a healthy, joyful experience.

Many of us celebrate Easter with a gathering of family and friends for dinner.  This year may still look a little different due to COVID but I hope that you are still able to enjoy the day.  I have asked my fellow Sunday Funday Bloggers to join me in sharing their favorite recipes using up leftovers that you may have following your celebration.

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole

I only make a ham a couple of times a year.  With Easter being one of them.  I love having leftover ham and I especially love having leftover ham bone for pea soup.  

This dinner uses leftover ham and any cheese that you had left over sitting in your refrigerator.  


I like to saute my onions and soften them up a bit before layering them with the potatoes in a 9x13" pan treated with cooking spray.

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole

I use the slicing blade on my food processor to make easy work of the potatoes.  Place a layer in the bottom of the baking pan and sprinkle on the sauteed onions.

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole

Next comes the layer of ham.  I used slices, you can dice the ham if you prefer.  I had made up a bechamel sauce and it is now time to pour over the whole casserole.  

Cheese Sauce

The final layer is the cheese.  You can use any cheese that you like or have on hand.  I had some shredded cheddar and sprinkled a generous amount over the top of the casserole.

Au Gratin Potato and Ham Casserole pin

That's a wrap for this Easter Sunday.  Please join us next Sunday as we celebrate all things Garlic!!!

Leftovers, Casseroles, Ham, Entrees
Entrees, Pork, Casseroles
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Au Gratin Potatoes with Ham

Au Gratin Potatoes with Ham

Layers of potatoes, onion, ham and cheese covered in a savory white sauce and baked to a golden brown.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min


  • 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 T. + 1 t. butter
  • 4 Russet Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 1/2 c. milk
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 Leftover ham slices or 2 c. diced ham
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Melt the 1 teaspoon of butter in a large skillet over med heat.  Add the onion, and cook stirring frequently until soft and starting to caramelize.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet melt the 4 Tablespoons of butter stir in the flour, season with salt and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes and then gradually whisk in the milk.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Set aside.
  3. Treat a 9x13" baking pan with cooking spray.  Place the potatoes in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with the onions.  Lay the ham slices on top of the potatoes and pour the white sauce over all.  Sprinkle with the cheese and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 20-30 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.



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  1. This is my kind of casserole, Wendy! That creamy sauce goes so well with the potatoes and ham.

    1. It sure does Stacy. I hope you and yours had an excellent Easter.

  2. Oh my gosh that looks so perfectly golden brown - and I love that you added in some caramelized onions! I feel like I'm never very successful when I try to make au gratin potato dishes (getting the potatoes to cook evenly) which makes me sad because I love to eat them!

    1. I use my food processor or a mandolin so that all of the potatoes are uniform and cook together. You could also parboil them.

  3. Delicious casserole, tempting and a beautiful brown crust!

  4. This looks phenomenal! A perfect way to use up leftovers! Happy Easter Wendy!


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