Ham Casserole Recipe

  • 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, or more as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes, celery, and carrot in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir ham, green bell pepper, and onion until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer ham mixture to baking dish and mix with potatoes.
  4. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a clean skillet; cook and stir flour in melted butter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Pour cheese mixture over ham and potatoes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow casserole to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.