Two things you should know.
- I experiment in the kitchen.
- I take pictures with my phone after the fact.
Now with those out of the way, we had a yummy dinner tonight. Approved by every single one of the girls. Two of them loved it. The other said it was really good but not her favorite dish ever. I don’t know about you but I’ll take that! Especially when it was a complete guess at how to proceed. Since this was an experiment, I didn’t take any pictures until every had been eating for a bit.
I did look up a couple of recipes for using up leftover ham and one of them was a hashbrown casserole. Well, the problem with that is I don’t buy hashbrowns. Or canned soup. Or have a desire to use up almost a dozen eggs in a single recipe! So, off to make up my own.
Because we have a dairy allergy, I did a couple of different things. I used almond milk but regular cow’s milk would probably not take as long to bake. Also, I did half of the dish with mozzarella and half of it with pecorino romano (grated sheep cheese that is similar to parmesan). My favorite was the pecorino romano end. It was more savory than the mozzarella portion. All of it was good though. So good, that 6 year old J wants a picture and the recipe for when she grows up. (Let me tell you, that melted my heart!)
Not Your Norm Sweet Potato Casserole
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, shredded
- 1 medium onion, shredded
- 3 cups diced ham
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk or cow’s milk
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
- 1/2 cup pecorino romano
Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish. If you are using a stoneware pan, it won’t need greasing; if you are using a metal or glass dish, it will need to be greased so it doesn’t stick too badly.
Mix the sweet potatoes, onion, and ham together. Spread it in your casserole dish.
Mix the egg and milk. Stir and pour over the mixture in the casserole dish. Salt and pepper. I just eyeballed it.
Sprinkle the grated cheese over the mixture, covered it with aluminum foil, and baked it at 375 degrees. I baked it covered for about 45 minutes and the uncovered it and let it bake about 15 minutes more or until the cheese was browned a bit. I did check to make sure it was set, as well.
This served our family of five with no other dishes with a serving of leftovers.
Download a copy of the recipe to print by clicking this link: Not Your Norm Sweet Potato Casserole PDF
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