You Won’t Believe How Few Ingredients Are In Delicious Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe

Make delicious and healthy meals, like this ham & potato casserole with just 4 ingredients thanks to The 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook! Check it out!

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!


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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:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 

Make delicious and healthy meals, like this ham & potato casserole with just 4 ingredients thanks to The 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook! Check it out!

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.


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!!

Want to try more delicious and easy healthy recipes? Grab your copy of the 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook on Amazon or online at

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!

4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook

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33 thoughts on “You Won’t Believe How Few Ingredients Are In Delicious Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe”

  1. Lisa Coomer Queen

    This recipe looks delicious! I love ham, potatoes and cheese! Thanks so much. My family will love it!

  2. Terri Alexander

    It does indeed look simple and delicious – thanks for sharing! I’ll be sure to try it out.

  3. Catherine Lewis

    This ham and cheese casserole looks just like something my husband would love! And it’s hard to please him! I’m going to try it!

  4. This sounds delicious! I am surprised that I have not had this before with all the leftover ham from Easter. It would be a great idea!

  5. Melissa Chapman

    Thanks for the tip on the 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook I know a lot of people who would use this. The casserole looks so good even though I am not a ham enthusiast generally.

  6. This would actually be very fitting for my family during the holidays because that’s when we usually have a ton of leftover ham. Will have to Pin/bookmark this recipe!

  7. Michelle Kneece Waller

    Oh yum!! This is comfort food at its finest. This looks so delicious and simple to make. Perfect weeknight dinner.

  8. Kristi Nelson Renner

    I know several people that could use some great diabetic friendly recipes. I will let them know about this.

  9. I love scalloped potatoes. This is a great way to use them, I mean you can’t beat ham and cheese or potatoes and cheese so all three together is wonderful.

  10. This sounds really good and it really is a great use of healthy ingredients. It should be a lot of fun going through and trying out the other quick meals in the cookbook too.

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