Ham And Potato Casserole
How to make Ham And Potato Casserole
2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound ham, diced
1 cup sour cream
½ cup butter, unsalted and melted
1 can cream of onion soup
1 packet dry onion soup mix
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 cups herb flavored stuffing mix
In the crockpot, combine the sour cream, cream of onion soup mix and the packet of onion soup mix
Stir in the diced ham and diced potatoes
Place the stuffing in an even layer over the top of the potatoes and ham
Drizzle the melted butter over the stuffing mix
Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 7 hours
Remove the lid and serve with parsley sprinkled as a garnish
SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 120 | TOTAL FAT: 22g | SATURATED FAT: 12g | UNSATURATED FAT: 10g | CHOLESTEROL: 160mg | SODIUM: 28mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 140g | SUGAR: 18g | PROTEIN: 12g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of meat in this casserole?
Yes, you can customize this casserole by using different types of meat such as cooked chicken, turkey, or even cooked bacon. The flavors will vary based on your choice of meat.
Can I substitute the cream of onion soup with a different soup?
If you don’t have cream of onion soup, you can use cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup as alternatives. These soups will still add creaminess and flavor to the casserole.
Is it necessary to peel the potatoes before dicing them?
While peeling the potatoes can give the dish a smoother texture, you can leave the potato skins on if you prefer.
Just make sure to wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly before dicing.
Can I use fresh herbs instead of herb-flavored stuffing mix?
Absolutely! If you have fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, or sage, you can chop them finely and sprinkle them over the casserole for added flavor.
You may also use dried herbs if fresh ones are not available.
Can I prepare this casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the casserole ahead of time by assembling all the ingredients in the crockpot and refrigerating it overnight.
When you’re ready to cook, simply set the crockpot to the desired temperature and cooking time as mentioned in the recipe.
This is a convenient option for busy days or when you want to save time during meal prep.
Can I use a different type of potato for this casserole?
Yes, you can use different types of potatoes if you don’t have russet potatoes available. Yukon gold or red potatoes can be good alternatives as they also hold their shape well when cooked.
Is it necessary to cook the ham before adding it to the crockpot?
If the ham is already fully cooked, there is no need to cook it separately before adding it to the crockpot.
The ham will heat through and blend with the other flavors during the cooking process.
Can I use a different type of cheese for the casserole?
Absolutely! While the recipe calls for Cheddar cheese, you can use other varieties like mozzarella, Swiss, or Gouda depending on your preference.
Experimenting with different cheeses can add unique flavors to the casserole.
Can I substitute the herb-flavored stuffing mix with homemade breadcrumbs?
Yes, you can use homemade breadcrumbs with your favorite herbs and spices instead of the herb-flavored stuffing mix.
Just ensure that the breadcrumbs are evenly spread over the casserole for a crispy and flavorful topping.
How can I adjust the cooking time if I want to cook it faster?
If you want to shorten the cooking time, you can cook the casserole on a higher temperature setting in the crockpot.
However, be cautious not to overcook the potatoes and ham, as they may become too soft or dry.
You can check the casserole’s progress periodically to ensure it is cooking at the desired pace.