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Recipe for Leftover Ham: Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Casserole

Updated on March 12, 2011

Have you cooked a ham lately? While many people think of baked ham as being something to reserve for holidays and other special occasions, this main dish meat is actually a great choice any time of year. After all ham is tasty and is often a great bargain at the supermarket.

It's a fact that if you're looking for a budget-friendly meal idea, preparing a ham can be a terrific choice. If you watch for sales, you can often find hams for less than $2.00 per pound, which is one of the most affordable main dish options you'll be able to find.

Consider purchasing a ham that is a bit larger than your family will eat so that you can enjoy leftover ham sandwiches and tasty leftover recipes for a few days. This versatile meat works very well in many great dishes that are both delicious and easy to prepare, including this delicious Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Casserole recipe.

Recipe Idea for Leftover Ham: Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 10 ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 small yellow or red onion
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 6 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of diced cooked ham
  • 1 ½ cups of seasoned stuffing mix (for example, Stove Top or Pepperidge Farms)

Preparation Instructions

  • Follow the instructions on the broccoli package for cooking the vegetable. Drain after cooking
  • Peel and dice the onion.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then sauté the diced onions in the butter.
  • Add the flour to the saucepan, stirring until it is blended in and smooth.
  • Add the milk and water slowly, and then turn the temperature to high.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil; then reduce the temperature to low.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. When the sauce is thickened, add the cheese and continue stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove sauce mixture from the heat.
  • Add the drained broccoli to the cheese sauce and stir.
  • Add ham to the sauce mixture and stir.
  • Add the stuffing mix to the sauce, meat, and veggie mixture, stirring well to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Spray a 10 X 13 casserole dish with Pam or your favorite brand of nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the casserole mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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    judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    Sounds yummy! Will bookmark!

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