February 24, 2009


What's for Dinner Wednesday - Ham & Potato Casserole

Welcome to What's for dinner? Wednesday (gluten-free style)! I hope you will join the fun. This blog carnival is all about sharing gluten-free dinner ideas, visiting gluten-free blogs, and getting to know each other. If you would like to link up, you can read the guidelines here.

Last evening I had a chub of turkey ham to use. (It really is called a chub.) I decided potatoes would go well with it, and I put to use my create a casserole ideas. The result was pretty good but not great in my opinion. I wasn't going to use it for this post until son #2, who is a real foodie, came home from karate and ate his dinner. He thought it was great!

I might like it better with a different sauce, but this was quick and easy. I was running very late with fixing dinner, but if I had more time I would have added some sauteed onions and maybe mushrooms. Now don't get the wrong impression. I liked it; I just think it could be better. If I altered it to my tastes, however, my son might not be so thrilled with it.

Since What's for dinner? Wednesday is all about giving people gluten-free dinner ideas, I'll give you this one. You might like it as is or make your own changes. If you don't like the sound of it at all, hopefully, there will be better options for you in the links below!

Gluten-Free Ham & Potato Casserole


6 c. peeled & shredded raw potato

4 c. chopped cooked ham

1/4 c. ranch salad dressing

1/4 c. plain yogurt

1/4 c. mayonnaise

1 c. shredded cheese


Peel the potatoes and shred them in a food processor or grate them by hand. They will quickly turn brown. You can keep that from happening by putting them in a bowl and adding about 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar to enough water to cover the potatoes. Swish them around a bit and then drain. Mix the potatoes and ham together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the salad dressing, yogurt, and mayonnaise. Add this to the potatoes and ham and stir well to coat. Put it all into a sprayed rectangular baking dish.

I baked mine at 350 degrees for 30 minutes but the potatoes weren't quite done, so I covered the dish with foil and cooked it another 15 minutes. I think the total time could be shortened if you added the foil sooner. Once the potatoes are done, sprinkle the cheese over top and return the dish to the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

Now, let's hear your dinner ideas. Remember, you can write about all or part of a dinner, you don't have to post a recipe, and you can review dinner products. Just keep it gluten-free.

Next to "Your name" put a first name or a blog name. After your name, put a 2-4 word description in parentheses. Please link to the permalink of your post, not your homepage.

1. Gina (soup & sandwich)
2. Stacey (Beef & Rice Medley)
3. Melanie (BBQ Chicken)
4. Cheryl (rice & veggies)
5. Liz (Cinnamon Chicken)
6. Debbie (roasted carrots)
7. Rachel (Onion rings)
8. Daniel (veggies & salmon)
9. Jessie (no-noodle lasagna)
10. Mikki - Spoonbread
11. Brenna (Sweet & Spicy Lentil Chili)

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This recipe sounds really good! I'll have to try it. I love the ham/cheese/potatoes combo but have never done a casserole quite like this.
Mmmm. I bet this would be good even without the cheese. I like the idea of adding the onions and mushrooms -- I'll have to try it!

I love the "What's for Dinner Wednesday" idea. I'll have to partake next week!
Mmh, that sounds yummy. My little guy loves ham :0).
Thanks for this idea! How fun and your recipe is a great idea, quick, easy and possible on a busy day. Most my days are NOT gourmet food days in my house!
This is a great idea. Can't wait to watch it grow over the weeks. I'm sure it's going to really catch on.
Great idea for the meal sharing. There are plenty of healthy, gluten free meals that don't take much time to prepare so even the busiest people no longer have any excuse not to eat right!
Sorry I made a typo, the new link should work, cross my fingers, I'm a "baby blogger" :)
Thanks for the reminder, Linda! Mr. Linky doesn't show up in my reader, and I forgot. Better late than never, though, right?
Great idea!

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