CONFETTI HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter…………...….1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. Kosher salt………………………..…1/2 tsp pepper
1-1/2 cups milk (any kind ~ I like unsweetened almond or cashew milk)
about 1-1/2 cups cooked ham (cut into cubes)
about 1/2 cup red and/or green bell pepper, chopped
about 1/2 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 large russet potato, diced
1/2 cup shredded or grated cheese (I like Italian blend w/mozzarella best)
1/4 to 1/2 cup more shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9” pan with buttery non-stick spray and set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low-medium heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook (whisking constantly) for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until it starts to thicken and bubble.
Put the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl. When the white sauce is ready, pour it over the other ingredients and mix it all together with a wooden spoon. Pile that all into your prepared pan and cover with foil.
Bake for 30 minutes; then uncover and continue baking for another 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese; bake for another 15 minutes (uncovered). Let stand 10 minutes before serving. (NOTE that this is a "looser" casserole dish b/c the potatoes need the liquid to bake in.)
There are veggies in here, so you could just serve a fruit salad with it, but a green salad is still always a good side dish