Ham-Filled Gratin of New Potatoes

A ham filling sandwiched between layers of potatoes turns this gratin into a main-dish casserole.

Ham-Filled Gratin of New Potatoes
Servings: 12 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 45 mins Cook 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 pounds new red potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped smoked ham (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
White Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish.

2. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling over high heat. Add potato; partially cover; cook 2 minutes. Drain and reserve.

3. Mix ham, egg, butter, salt, pepper and cloves in processor. Pulse to combine. Add chicken, milk and half-and-half. Process until smooth.

4. Arrange half the potatoes to cover bottom of prepared dish. Evenly spread ham mixture over potatoes. Arrange remaining potatoes over top.

Sauce:

5. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Whisk in 1 cup milk; cook until smooth and just beginning to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in remaining cup milk, the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly, 4 to 5 minutes.

6. Pour white sauce into baking dish. Sprinkle Parmesan over top.

7. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 45 minutes, until browned. Let stand 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 214, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 68, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 18, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 688, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.