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Mashed Potatoes with Ham

"Mashed Potatoes with Ham evolved from scalloped potatoes, which are tasty but time-consuming to bake. "I warmed up leftover mashed potatoes, then decided to throw in some ham to save a dish," Kathy explains. "The next time I made it, I added a cheese and crumb topping to give this casserole an appealing golden look."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk with butter)
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine onion and 1 tablespoon of butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Add potatoes, ham, onion salt and pepper; mix well. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and cornflakes; dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 349 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1020mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • -Becky-
    Nov 26, 2020

    This is delicious, and a great way to use leftovers! I sautèed the onion on the stove instead of microwaving it. I didn't use cornflakes for the topping. I combined 1 Tbsp melted butter and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. I put the cheese on the top first, then I put on the buttered breadcrumbs. I didn't use cubed ham, but I used the same amount. I cut and defatted some leftover sliced ham into small pieces and used those instead. I had used cream cheese and butter when I previously made the mashed potatoes, so they were still very creamy and worked well in this dish.

  • acooley1
    Jan 7, 2013

    This recipe was very easy to make and tasted wonderful. If you have leftover mashed potatoes this is a delicious way to use them up!

  • munchkin920
    Nov 25, 2012

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