This is a fabulous quick and easy family tea recipe, made from basic store cupboard ingredients. No need for extra salt, but black pepper will boost the flavour.
Any green vegetables or salad go well with this dish. If you have fussy eaters you could easily hide some extra vegetables in the sauce - think small pieces of celery or grated carrot.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use a timer; use measuring spoons and cups; use a jug to measure
liquids; cut using the bridge/claw knife technique safely; mash; use the hob/oven (with adult supervision); use a colander; season to taste.
Chopping board, sharp knife, measuring jug, 2 saucepans, wooden spoon, colander, grater, spatula, baking dish.
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
- 200g tinned ham
- 50ml milk
- 60g frozen peas
- 60g sweetcorn
- 60g broccoli
- 2 leeks
- 1 onion
- 180g low fat soft cheese
- 1 tsp oil
- 650g Potatoes
- Prepare the ingredients. Peel potatoes, cut into large pieces and boil in a large pan for 6-7 minutes
- Prepare rest of veg whilst potatoes are cooking; peel and dice the onion, peel and slice leeks into rings, cut broccoli into small pieces.
- Remove potatoes from water and leave to cool. Keep 125ml of potato water for later.
- Remove ham from the tin and cut into small chunks.
- In a large frying pan, heat 1 tsp of oil on a gentle heat.
- Add onions and leeks and cook until soft and start to go brown. Remove from pan and set to one side.
- Add milk, cream cheese and potato water to the pan, stir until sauce is smooth.
- Add broccoli, ham, peas, sweetcorn, onions and leek, and stir gently.
- Transfer to a large ovenproof dish.
- Using the large grater side, grate the potato and layer on top making sure all the ingredients are covered.
- Bake in the oven 180C for 25 mins or until brown and crispy on top.
So thinking about Cheesy Ham Potato Pie...
Cheddar Cheese is a good source of calcium and protein, but it is also high in saturated fats and salt. Use small amounts of mature cheese (it tastes stronger so you need less of it!) and choose low fat options where possible.
Potatoes are a nutritious and filling starchy food; low in fat and a source of vitamin C and fibre.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
|-||Energy||1261kJ / 299kcal||15%|
per 398g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 317kJ / 75kcal
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