Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham is the perfect comfort-food dinner. There’s, well, ooey, gooey melted cheese and semi-crispy fried potatoes with soft centers, a bit of salty ham plus the “secret” ingredient: al dente’ bits of cabbage for a surprising crunch (and a sneaky bit of added veggies)! I bet your family would even love this dish for breakfast – a change of pace from your routine.
If you don’t tell your kids that it’s cabbage, they’ll probably eat it and love it! I give you permission to tell them it’s a special “Chinese noodle”.
Topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh chopped green onions, Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham satisfies that need for a hot, comfort meal without too much fuss.
Plus, if you have leftover ham from your holiday dinner, it’s a good way to use that extra ham other than in a ham sandwich!
And, here’s another bonus: you make this Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham in one pan! Yep, easy clean-up to boot. Made in a non-stick skillet with a lid, Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham is a comfort classic that comes together in minutes – perfect for a busy week night dinner.
The cabbage is optional, but it does add a nutritional balance to the cheesy goodness. So, try Cheesy Country Potatoes with Ham with the cabbage first, before discounting it altogether. Because once you try it that way, you and your family may decide it’s a new family favorite!
Here’s the recipe:
- 6 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
- 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely minced
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ½ teaspoon of salt (may need more to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (may need more to taste)
- 1½ cups chopped ham
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
- Sour cream (for garnish)
- Chopped green onions or chives (for garnish)
- Pour canola oil into a large non-stick skillet (that has a lid) and heat over medium high heat.
- Add the onions and saute until translucent, followed by the garlic and saute for another minute.
- Next, add the potatoes and saute another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Sprinkle in salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- Continue sauteing, stirring occasionally until potatoes are lightly browned and fork-tender (about 15 minutes).
- Add the ham and saute for another 5 minutes until heated through.
- Sprinkle cabbage evenly over the top of the potatoes; DO NOT stir.
- Pour the chicken broth over the cabbage and cover with lid.
- Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove the lid and sprinkle shredded cheese over top of cabbage; DO NOT stir.
- Cover skillet again with lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately with sour cream and green onions for garnish.
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