Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday's Meal

My friend Susan gave me this recipe and although I haven't tried it sounds delicious and seems worth sharing.

Creamy Ham and Potato Casserole

1 med. onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 of an 8 oz neufchatel cheese (or you could use cream cheese)
1 cup gruyere cheese, shredded (4 oz.)
1 tbsp fresh chives or green onions
1 1/2 lbs yukon gold or red potatoes cut into small pieces
8 oz. black forest or country ham, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup of coarsely crushed bagel chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2qt baking dish.
In a medium saucepan cook onion in hot butter over medium heat for appox. 5 mins or until tender, stir constantly. Stir in flour and mustard. Add milk , cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in neufchatel cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup of gruyere cheese until melted. Stir in chives.
In another bowl combine potatoes, ham and the sauce, mix well. Transfer to your baking dish.
Bake covered for 1 hr or until potatoes are tender. Uncover and stir, sprinkle the remaining cheese and the bagel chips on top. Bake for 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Serves 6.


Matt said...

How much ham? What quantity of bagel chips? There is an "8" listed in the ingredient list. Sounds absolutely yummy. If only my kids liked potatoes!

Just Me said...

Thanks for catching that...some how the end of the recipe list got omitted, but I have corrected it now.