Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Left-Over Christmas Ham Casserole

Another Christmas has come and gone.  We have been blessed beyond measure and enjoyed spending time with family.  As my bride and eldest son returned to work today it was me and Natalie left to do some cleaning and cooking. 

My middle child and youngest son Matthew gave me some Bobby Flay bake ware so I had to give it a trial run.  I looked through my cookbooks and decided to go my own way on this dish.

2-3 cups of chopped ham

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups of cooked rice
6oz mushrooms, roughly chopped

2 10oz boxes of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

3 slices Provolone cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

How to-

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the rice, spinach, ½ the shredded cheese and eggs.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, after a few moments add the ham.
Once the onions are softened add to the spinach and rice mixture and combine well.

Pour the mixture into a large casserole dish with cooking spray.

Spread out evenly and add the remainder of the mozzarella cheese.  Cut the provolone into strips and spread out over the casserole.
Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. (I turn the oven to broil for the last couple of minutes to brown the cheese on top.)

Serve with French bread.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to make this casserole! I noticed in the directions you mention using milk, but I cannot find an amount in the ingredients. Can you please tell me if milk was used and it so how much. Thank you! Joanne