Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes With Ham And Peas

Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

An easy recipe for creamy Au Gratin potatoes with ham, peas, and shredded cheese. This is an easy weeknight potato recipe which can be served as a main dish or a side dish.

If you are in a hurry and in need of a fairly simple recipe these scalloped potatoes will satisfy the heartiest appetites. These potatoes are a nice addition to your weeknight recipe collection.

The term ‘Au Gratin’ means a dish that is covered in breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned in the oven or broiler. This recipe uses cheese and is browned in the oven.


If served as a main dish this recipe will serve about four people. If served as a side dish this recipe will serve about 6 people.

The addition of the peas and green pepper add a nice color to the dish.

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I took some photos along the way as I was preparing this dish. This is what it looks like before adding the cheese:

Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

And, of course there is plenty of cheese to go around.

Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

This is what it looks like just out of the oven:

Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

Dinner is served!

Au Gratin Potatoes

For the ham I used Farmland brand thick sliced ham steaks.

Serve with fish, beef, or ham for an easy weeknight dinner. You can also find more potato side dish recipes here.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes With Ham And Peas Recipe

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes With Ham And Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 4.7 ounce box Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes
  • Powered Sauce Packet from box of Au Gratin potatoes
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cups cooked ham, diced into small ½" cubes (about 8-12 ounces)
  • 1 cup canned or frozen peas
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix potatoes with the 2 cups of boiling water and the butter in a 2-1/2 quart or 3 quart oven safe glass casserole dish. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the contents of the powered sauce packet and ½ cup milk.
  4. Drain peas if canned. Partially thaw peas if frozen and drain any excess liquid.
  5. Mix the ham, peas, onion, and green pepper in with the potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes or longer before serving so sauce can thicken a bit.
 

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Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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