Rating: 4.34 stars
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Here is an experimental recipe that turned out to be a huge hit! I had many of these ingredients 'left over' from a catered luncheon, and decided to give my creativity a try. My family was glad I did!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

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  • To prepare the cheese sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix in milk, and stir constantly until thickened. Mix in Cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese, and continue to stir until smooth. Reduce heat to low.

  • Layer potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer onion and ham over potatoes. Top with cauliflower. Cover with the cheese sauce.

  • Bake covered 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove cover, sprinkle with crushed cornflakes, and continue baking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and surface is bubbly and lightly browned. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 49.2g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 58.9mg; sodium 796.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (77)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
Overall a pretty good potato casserole. However when I tasted the cheese sauce before adding it to the casserole dish I found it to be really lacking in flavor so I added parmesan cheese paprika a 1/2 tsp of curry powder a few dashes of worcestire sauce and a small handful of fresh oregano from my garden. That helped alot! I also used fresh cauliflower - about a half a head chopped in big pieces and scattered on top! Nice flavor and smelled great while cooking! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2006
I also had trouble getting the potatoes to cook completely. Even after an extra 20 minutes cooking. The flavor wasn't bad but instead of cornflakes usted french fried onions. I think they added enough flavor to keep it from being too bland as my family also found the cheese sauce to be rather bland. Might try this recipe again with already cooked potatoes and jazz up the cheese sauce a little. Thanks for sharing though. Read More
(16)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
Overall a pretty good potato casserole. However when I tasted the cheese sauce before adding it to the casserole dish I found it to be really lacking in flavor so I added parmesan cheese paprika a 1/2 tsp of curry powder a few dashes of worcestire sauce and a small handful of fresh oregano from my garden. That helped alot! I also used fresh cauliflower - about a half a head chopped in big pieces and scattered on top! Nice flavor and smelled great while cooking! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
The kids don't like cauliflower much so I just left that out and added a few more potatoes. This is a great easy recipe and I will make it again. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I did this for a potluck and my friends absolutely loved it. They finished this dish first. I substituted Swiss for some Italian cheese. I think it still tastes good. Cauliflower and potatoes are amazing combinations! Will do it again. It's so so simple. Read More
(38)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
Oh my! Oh my! I love this stuff! I omitted the cauliflower for my picky husband and used Ritz crackers instead of cornflakes. It was awesome. I bet it's unbelievable with the cauliflower. I think next time I make it I'll add cauliflower to my side. It's soooooo goooooood! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
easy enough to make - i think the next time i make it i would use an extra sharp cheddar and add some spices - fresh ground pepper maybe. i would also leave out the ham - as a side dish i think it's too much with the meat - maybe add a bit more ham and it could become a lunch cassarole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
A really great side dish(no ham). We loved the flavour added a little cayene to the cheese sauce to zing it up a touch. Will make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
My family loved this cheesy casserole! The Swiss Cheddar Sauce is great! I have made this 3 times with great results! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2006
I also had trouble getting the potatoes to cook completely. Even after an extra 20 minutes cooking. The flavor wasn't bad but instead of cornflakes usted french fried onions. I think they added enough flavor to keep it from being too bland as my family also found the cheese sauce to be rather bland. Might try this recipe again with already cooked potatoes and jazz up the cheese sauce a little. Thanks for sharing though. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This one is a winner! My husband LOVED this casserole and even ate it for breakfast the following morning. Served with Aussie Chicken this was one rich and satisfying meal. Read More
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