Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole


Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole

Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole
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Amish recipes are all the rage, probably because of their huge comfort factor. Our easy version of this classic country Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole takes advantage of some supermarket shortcuts. Same great taste, but a bit less work for us.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound pasteurized prepared cheese, cut into cubes (like Velveeta)
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen green beans, thawed
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans whole potatoes, drained and quartered
  • 4 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a soup pot over medium heat, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Add milk and cheese, and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients; pour into casserole dish.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 390
  • Calories from Fat 154
  • Total Fat 17g 26 %
  • Saturated Fat 10g 50 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 26g 52 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 89mg 30 %
  • Sodium 1,804mg 75 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 30g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16 %
  • Sugars 9.0g 0 %

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How many small fresh potatoes would anyone recommend?

We would say it's about 10 small potatoes, but this can vary. Enjoy!

How long would you cook it if using fresh potatoes?

Hi there! If you are using fresh potatoes, we recommend that they are cut into 1/2 inch chunks and the baking time will not need to be adjusted. If you like your potatoes extra well-done, you can also boil them for 5 minutes before adding them to this recipe. Enjoy!

1 of Velveeta has over 6500 mg. of sodium. The ham will add at least 4000 more, plus whatever is in the other ingredients. Yet you still call for 1/2 tsp in this recipe? Wow why?????

Very good, I live alone so I adjusted this to make 1/2 , I will B making this again, Thank You for all the great recipes, I watch every day..

What are the dimensions of a 5 quart baking dish?

Hello there. We have updated the recipe, we recommend using a 9 x 13 baking dish. :)

As a matter of fact, I'm making this tonight. I've made it several times and everyone enjoys it, my husband thinks it's the best. I do cut back on the cheese-it sounded like so much- but, you won't notice it. Yeah, Amish use mostly fresh and homegrown stuff but, this is quick and easy.

Made this for dinner tonight but with real potatoes and shredded cheese. It was a huge hit. I will absolutely make this again. Fantastic recipe!!!

Now when the AMISH start using canned potatoes ???? Not where I live.....I suppose you could if in a pinch...but anyone knows fresh potatoes are much better and more healthy for you too.....It's hard to believe they use the processed cheese too !!!! Every thing else I would say they use..... I think they eat rather healthy when it comes to cooking....that is except their bakery items they are known for.....I probably would not use the canned potatoes because of the sodium.....who needs it ? You could rinse them off tho, that would help and add them in maybe at the last 20 mins. or I would say they might get too done.....just sayin.............

Thank you for your comments. Feel free to make our recipes your own. If you prefer fresh potatoes, please use them. The Mr. Food Test Kitchen develops our recipes to be quick and easy to make life in your kitchen easier. Everyone has different tastes, so use what you like! Thank you again and enjoy!

This is what Mr. Food calls a short cut.Of coarse the Amish use home grown potatoes.He was using this recipe for people who are in a hurry.I would use the the fresh potatoes and probably cheddar cheese.

I live near an Amish community and they certainly Do use some convenience foods like canned soups store bought bread lunchmeats noodles pastas cheeses even Velveeta and certain items Oh you forgot to mention the onion powder instead of using a fresh onion LoL all in all this is a good recipe..... recipes are meant as a guide add or omit whatever you like peel slice potatoes brown an onion in butter whisk in some flour milk salt pepper go on from there The Amish eat Tons of sugar the women are always making baked goods sweets most of their meals are plain but they pride themselves on their sweets and breads they buy their sugar and flour in HUGE bags at the feed mill store

I know quite a few Amish in Oklahoma and plenty of them go to shortcuts like this anymore! It's not the 1800s in Lancaster County, PA! Why some even have electricity and drive cars!

I was raised Mennonite and it'd probably surprise you that Mennonites use laptops and that there are actually Amish that drive gas-burning cars to town to buy Velveeta when they want to make a quick recipe! JUST SAYIN' . . .

Another night with this YUMMY dish!!! Left over ham and this is what my family wanted me to make. LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!

sound good but how can I use real pataoet

You can use fresh potatoes if you prefer. Since canned potatoes are small and take less time to cook, we would recommend cutting the potatoes in smaller pieces before adding them. Although, I can tell you that we have not tried the recipe this way in our Test Kitchen, so we can not guarantee the results. Thank you!

Just delicious. Got a thumbs up from whole family. Next time I think I'll use sweet potatoes or yams instead of white potatoes. Should be really good.

So Love this!!!! I make it all the time, even in the summer in HOT AZ!!! I do use fresh potatoes and corn instead of green beans. Also chili and cayenne pepper. Kicks it up a bit, (plus we like hot stuff). Thank you for easy quick meal ideas!!!


This was delicious. I loved it.

This sound great, but for the can potatoes I think I'll try fresh small potatoes (red or new) also shredded mild and sharp cheddar not a fan pasteurized prepared cheese

great recipe--thank's

ok. I didn't have beans so I used frozen mixed veggies. Instead of velveta I used shredded mild and sharp ceddar to make a pound. For us this was way too much cheese. Next time I'd use half to 3/4 of called amount for the cheese. Otherwise watch out constipation!

Lonna, thanks for the suggestions but your last comment was a little TMI : )


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