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Smoked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Smoked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

recipe ingredients
5 small leeks (1 lb.)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn-oil spread
1 cup sliced onions
Salt
1/2 pound smoked lean smoked ham, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon each pepper and thyme
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 quart low-fat (1%) milk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

recipe directions
Preheat oven to 350*F. Coat 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Discard green portions from leeks. Slice white portions of each lengthwise in half; cut crosswise into slices. Rinse leeks well to remove all sand; drain. Heat water and spread in Dutch oven or nonstick skillet over high heat. Add leeks, sliced onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to coat well. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring until leeks and onions are tender. Stir in ham, 3/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper and thyme. Cook uncovered, stirring over medium-high heat until liquid is evaporated and leeks and onions are golden. Meanwhile, slice potatoes thin. Place flour in large bowl; gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Gradually stir into leek-onion mixture. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until thickened; boil 1 minute. Spoon 1/2 cup milk mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Top with half the sliced potatoes. Spoon half of remaining sauce over potatoes. Arrange remaining potatoes; cover with remaining sauce. Cover dish with foil and bake 1 1/4 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and bake uncovered 15 minutes more, until potatoes are tender.

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Serves: 8 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
290 4 1 15 4 500 50 5
  • Renoirnbluejeans

    This is a wonderful low point version of the original. My family loves it. What better way to use up that left over Ham. I usually don’t use leeks… not because I don’t like them but rather because I rarely have them on-hand. Tastes great without them.

  • Phatizzle Gramizzle

    GREAT!! I love this recipe as does my husband. I always use the leeks and really enjoy their light flavor.

  • Puja

    This was great! We parboiled the potatoes before baking and that cut the baking time in half. The ham flavored everything really well.

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