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Potato recipe: Creamy ham and potatoes with the best cheese sauce ever

cheesy potatoes
cheesy potatoes
Sherry Smith-Noble

Of the many food combinations, potatoes and cheese rank among the top – now put ham with this combination and you’ve got a meal of delicious comfort food. This potato recipe is a cross between au gratin and scalloped. It’s easy and versatile enough so that you can add ham or other ingredients, such as sausage, onions, mushrooms, etc., to create a different dish each time you make it. Want it to be a side dish? Just make the potatoes without ham – it’s a delicious accompaniment to any meal.

You will fall in love with this cheese sauce. It can be served over vegetables, pasta, etc. The taste is wonderful and is the perfect sauce for so many uses.

Creamy Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients for Cheesy Potatoes:

  • 6 potatoes, raw, unpeeled and sliced
  • Garlic powder, Rosemary, Salt, Pepper (to taste)
  • Ham, cut in bite-sized pieces (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheese (cheddar, Swiss, pepperjack, co jack – or a combination)

Directions for making Cheesy Potatoes:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 3-quart baking dish.

Layer ½ of the potatoes into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the potatoes with garlic powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

If you are adding ham, sausage, onions, mushrooms, etc., you would place your chosen ingredient evenly over this first layer of potatoes.

Top with the remaining potato slices, sprinkle with garlic powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

In a large skillet: Melt the butter over medium heat. Once it is melted and bubbly, add the flour and stir with a whisk for at least 1 – 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese all at once and stir until melted – about 30 – 60 seconds. Pour cheese mixture over the potatoes. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake 1 ½ hours. Remove foil and serve.
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Other delicious potato recipes:

Amazing scalloped potato recipe – the best!

Doctored boiled potatoes – these are easy and delicious!

Potato casserole recipe – an amazing side dish

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