Healthified Ham and Potato Hotdish
Leftover ham, you say? I’ve got a great tasty solution for you!
This is a new lighter healthier version of an oldie, but goodie, like Mom made. A “hotdish” supper which tastes as good as Mom’s did, but with a lot less fat and calories; coming in at 290 calories for 1 serving. It’s a Live Better America recipe.
It is truly delicious ~ Bill and I really like this dish! I’ve made it using spiral honey ham after Easter, and a ham steak at other times throughout the year. I see the grocery store now carries plastic containers filled with cubed ham! How easy is that?
It’s cheesy comfort food, no matter what ham you use ~ it’s a keeper!
Healthified Ham and Potato Casserole
4 cups unpeeled red potatoes, about 4 medium
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
1½ cups skim milk
2 tablespoons flour
¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 tablespoon Mrs Dash Steak Seasoning
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired
2 cups cubed cooked ham
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook potatoes in boiling water until fork tender, drain and cube.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
Add bell pepper and onion, cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix milk and flour with wire whisk until well blended.
Stir into vegetables in skillet.
Heat to boiling.
Reduce heat, cook uncovered 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Stir in mayonnaise, pepper, Mrs Dash and cheese; stir until cheese is melted.
Place ham and potatoes in ungreased 2-quart casserole.
Pour milk mixture over ham mixture; stir to combine.
Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown on top.
Garnish with cheese, if desired.
6 servings (about 1 cup each)