This is something I did one night when I had a bunch of leftovers that turned into one of my favorite comfort foods. You could switch out just about anything for anything of a similar type, chicken for the ham, different soups, etc. Make it as is or use your imagination.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the onions into the mashed potatoes. Spread potato mixture over the bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart casserole dish to form a shell.

  • Combine ham, frozen peas and carrots, mushroom soup, mustard, garlic, and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Spoon mixture into the mashed potato shell. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese and onions over the top. Bake uncovered until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use mild or sharp Cheddar cheese, depending on your personal preference.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 33.3g 11% DV; fat 23g 35% DV; cholesterol 40.8mg 14% DV; sodium 1344.8mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
It was a great recipe. I added some additional ham (a little over two cups) and I used a 12 ounce package of frozen peas and carrots. Therefore I thought I might need a bit more moisture than the can of cream of mushroom soup so I added two heaping tablespoons of sour cream. Great flavor! My family can't wait to make it again, and we are sharing the recipe with others. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/14/2020
Awful. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2020
I love this recipe. The only thing about the recipe is I never have that much leftover potatoes. My kids make sure there is never that much leftover. So, I made the mashed potatoes and put together the rest of the ingredients. I love this recipe. You can't go wrong with mashed potatoes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2019
This was very good. A great way to use up leftover ham. I substituted green beans and mushrooms for the peas. My family is not fond of peas. Otherwise I followed the recipe. It was easy to make and tasty. It is a great starter recipe. I will make it again and try maybe chicken or sausage. I like the mashed potato crust. There is not much left so I guess it was a hit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2019
I made a change by mixing it all together adding 1/4 cream cheese and 3tb of mayonnaise. I used cream of broccoli soup instead of suggested one. Put cheese on top and sprinkle left over bacon on top. Family loved it. The only thing I would do next time was wait till last 20 min. To put cheese on top it was a little to done for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
It was a great recipe. I added some additional ham (a little over two cups) and I used a 12 ounce package of frozen peas and carrots. Therefore I thought I might need a bit more moisture than the can of cream of mushroom soup so I added two heaping tablespoons of sour cream. Great flavor! My family can't wait to make it again, and we are sharing the recipe with others. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/14/2020
Awful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2019
I will make again. Followed recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2020
This is delicious!! I left out the French fried onions because I didn't have any, and used half of a regular yellow onion instead. I mixed the chopped onion in with the mashed potatoes. The next time I make this, I will cook the frozen vegetables before adding them to the potato mixture. This first time, they didn't completely cook and were therefore, not soft enough for my tastes. Perhaps I didn't thaw them long enough. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2019
This is one of those great recipes that you can do anything with! I didn’t have cream of mushroom soup but I used cream of potato. Also, I used string beans, fresh mushrooms and left over peas for the veggies. My family loved it! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2020
It was okay but not a hit with my family. Truthfully, that was probably my fault because I added a little horseradish to the topping. Why? I love horseradish but it didn't belong here. I should probably try again and not try to improvise. Read More