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Ham and Potato Casserole (Easy and Economical!)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Another old family recipe, handed down mother to daughter. I assume it is Irish, because it was from that side of the family, and it also makes a LOT! Fortunately, it is excellent reheated (and better the next day, too!) My mother always made this with leftover holiday ham, which makes it even more economical. Can be baked in the oven (very slow!) or cooked on the stovetop (my preferred choice)."
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40 m servings 332
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Grease a heavy pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Layer about 1/3 of the potatoes into the bottom of the prepared pot.
  3. Spread 1/2 of the luncheon meat on top.
  4. Sprinkle with about 1/2 of the margarine and about 1/3 of the salt. Repeat the steps once more, then layer the remaining potatoes and margarine on top. Season with salt.
  5. Pour milk over potato mixture and cover.
  6. Heat pot over medium-high heat until milk begins to bubble, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I personally prefer to cook this on the stovetop, as it gets done a LOT faster, but it does have the disadvantage of possibly burning the potatoes onto the bottom if you turn the heat too high. Just don't try to scrape too hard on the bottom when you are serving it up!
  • Peel and slice potatoes fairly thin if you will be baking the casserole. Cook for about an hour at 375 degrees (check with a fork after 45 minutes.)
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 14.4 41.4 10.7 27 1875 Full nutrition

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Delicious! I varied the recipe slightly - used left over roast ham, added freshly ground salt & black pepper between layers and added a glug of double cream to the milk, and finished by topping ...

I prepare this recipe as written, but I cook it in my rice cooker. Easy, scrumptiously delicious, clean-up mess free, and can be set to be ready when you are if you have a preset option on your...