This easy casserole is a kid-friendly recipe that the whole family will love. The simple flavor profile will complement just about anything and thanks to convenience products like preshredded potatoes, you won't spend hours in the kitchen mixing it up.

Robin Bashinsky
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
16
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position oven rack in middle of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch broiler-safe baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Bring the remaining 3 1/2 cups milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour mixture. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, whisking often, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk in Cheddar, mozzarella and pepper, whisking until melted and smooth.

  • Combine hash browns (or shredded potatoes), peas and ham in a large bowl. Add the cheese mixture; stir to coat. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake until hot throughout and bubbly around the edges, 55 to 65 minutes. Remove foil. Switch oven to broil; broil the casserole until the top is lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 25mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 762.6IU 15% DV; vitamin c 15.7mg 26% DV; folate 29.4mcg 7% DV; calcium 182.2mg 18% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 27.9mg 10% DV; potassium 396.4mg 11% DV; sodium 372mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV.