Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins
The creaminess of this dish is superb! It is also very easy to make so don’t miss out on having the best meal to eat for today’s lunch or dinner!
7 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
4 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, sliced into strings
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup half and half
3/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp sage
2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated into a powder
1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
How to make the Cheese Sauce:
Step 1: Shred the Gruyere and cheddar and allow them to sit at room temperature. Set aside about ½ cups for later.
Step 2: Place a medium saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 3: Add in the butter and allow it to melt.
Step 4: Add in the chopped onions and sauté for 20 minutes or until brown.
Step 5: Add in the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until aromatic.
Step 6: Add in the flour and stir for 1 minute until thick.
Step 7: Place milk or half-and-half in the microwave and heat it for 30 seconds.
Step 8: Pour the heated milk into the saucepan and stir until well combined.
Step 9: Add in ¾ teaspoon of rosemary, thyme, sage, and ½ teaspoon of oregano. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 10: Remove from the heat and add in the ½ cup of Gruyere and 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese. Stir until well combined.
Step 11: Add in the ham and stir until well mixed.
How to assemble the Casserole:
Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Wash, peel, and slice the potatoes into 1/8-inch thick pieces.
Step 3: Apply cooking spray in a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
Step 4: Arrange by overlapping 1/3 of the sliced potatoes into the prepared casserole dish, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5: Spread 1/3 of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.
Step 6: Repeat the steps until everything is arranged in layers.
Step 7: Sprinkle the reserved ham and cheddar cheese on top.
Step 8: Bake inside the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted completely.
Step 9: Serve and enjoy!
Make this the night before:
Step 1: Assemble everything and bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature before putting it in an airtight container.
Step 3: Place the container inside the freezer. It can last up to 2-3 weeks.
Step 4: Thaw in the fridge overnight.
Step 5: Sprinkle ¼ cup of finely shredded Parmesan on top.
Step 6: Bake inside the oven at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes or until the cheese has melted completely.
Crock Pot Method:
Step 1: Assemble the casserole and cook for 4 to 5 hours on high heat.
Step 2: Remove from the heat and do not remove the cover. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Remove the cover and sprinkle parsley on top.
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