When I was working in a restaurant that also catered, we made a lot of scalloped or funeral type potatoes for the catered events. We would have bags of diced potatoes already prepped that we would dump into a big bowl, put our sauces & spices in, & with gloves, dig in with our hands & mix it all up. It was kind of fun actually. This recipe is basically the same one I made while working in that restaurant, but made into a meal with ham.
Cheesy Potatoes & Ham Casserole
- 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed & rinsed
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 2/3 cup of cheese, plus extra for the top (I use half cheddar, half mozzarella)
- 2 Tbsp dehydrated onion OR 1/4 cup fresh onion small diced OR 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 8 oz of small diced ham
- Using a mandoline, thinly slice the potatoes. You may also small dice them, if you don't have a mandoline.
- In a large bowl, combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, ⅔ cup of cheese, dehydrated onion, salt & pepper.
- Add sliced potatoes & ham to the soup mixture & combine thoroughly.
- Spray the inside of a 4QT(+) crockpot, & scoop in the potatoes. Top with extra shredded cheese (& even panko bread crumbs if desired.)
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- If using an oven cover the casserole with foil & bake at 350*F for 45-60 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.