If I told you that you could make an incredibly delicious healthy diabetic-friendly meal with only 4 ingredients, what would you say? I bet you’d think I was crazy, right? Well, we have an amazing Country-Style Ham & Potato Casserole recipe for you today that proves that I’m really quite sane! The recipe comes from The (affiliate link) 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook, by Nancy Hughes. Check out the recipe, then read on for a bit of Q&A with the author!
COUNTRY-STYLE HAM AND POTATO CASSEROLE RECIPE
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SERVES 4, SERVING SIZE 1 1/2 cups, PREP TIME 15 minutes, BAKE TIME 40–45 minutes, STAND TIME 3 minutes
- 6 ounces lean smoked deli ham, (preferably Virginia ham), thinly sliced and chopped
- 1 pound red potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup shredded, reduced-fat, sharp cheddar cheese
How to Make it:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat the skillet with nonstick cooking spray, add ham, and cook 5 minutes or until the ham edges are beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set the ham aside on a separate plate.
- Layer half of the potatoes and half of the onions in the bottom of the skillet. Top with the ham and repeat with layers of potatoes and onions. Sprinkle with black pepper, if desired, and cover tightly with a sheet of foil.
- Bake 35–40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven, top with cheese, and let stand, uncovered, for 3 minutes to melt the cheese and develop flavors.
COOK’S TIP: Nonstick skillets will work fine in 350°F temperatures, even with plastic handles. You may cover the handle with foil, if you like. Or use a 12 × 8-inch glass baking dish (but you’ll miss the flavor added by the skillet drippings).
Q&A with Nancy S. Hughes, author of The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook
This is the second edition of The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook; What is new?
Tons of new recipes, including more smoothies, whole grain and veggie recipes, and new photography as a bonus!
In the book, you talk about the trip to the grocery store. What are some valuable tips you can share with readers?
Never go shopping hungry (you buy more that way and your willpower is weak, so you’ll be tempted to buy items you shouldn’t really have around the house.
With both time and ingredients, what are the top benefits of this cookbook?
It’s an absolute ‘Time-Shaver!!’
You have ‘Cooks Tips’ throughout your book, what are some of them you can share with us now?
Always lay out your ingredients before starting to make sure you have everything…and enough!
With only 4 ingredients are these recipes particularly easy?
Yes, because the ingredients are doing the work for you! Using different types of ingredients, multi-tasking ingredients and various techniques.
ONE MORE THING:
Bottom line – if it looks easy on the written page, it will feel easy in your mind and if it’s easy (and delicious), you’ll want to do it again and again which will help you stay on a healthy track…and isn’t that the whole point?? I hope you enjoy this ‘much-needed-in-everyone’s-life’ book…I do!!
4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook Giveaway
We’re giving away a copy of The 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook to one of you! Just enter below for your chance to win. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on May 5th. Good luck!
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