Ham with Peas and Potatoes Au Gratin Recipes

Who doesn’t love a creamy dairy free potatoes au gratin with a little ham that is gluten free and peas to top it off!  I’m a little late in sharing this but it’s never too late to add this to your menu.

This is another quick and easy meal if you have a few kitchen tools.  You know what they say, having the right tools is half the battle.   You’ll need a way to slice the potatoes so they are thin and the same thickness.  You have some options.  You could use a knife but I find it really hard to get them all the same thickness.  I use my food processor.  You could also use a Mandolin or V slicer.

For this recipe I had bought these peas fresh from the farmers market but you can use frozen peas too.  Please do not use peas from a can.  They are too mushy.  If  you don’t like Ham you can substitute chicken, pork, turkey and even a nice piece of fried fish would work.


3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

2 TB Butter – I use Earth Balance Buttery Spread, gf, df, soy free

1 cup Cheese- I use cheddar and mozzarella Daiya gf, df, sf

Celtic Sea Salt

Fresh ground cracked pepper

1/2 cup milk- I use almond milk

parsley for garnish

I Ham Steak cubed

1 cup fresh peas


Fix your potatoes first and get them into the oven.  They take approximately 40 minutes to cook. The ham and peas are fast.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and prep the ingredients.

Rub the bottom of your casserole dish with the butter so the potatoes don’t stick.  Add a layer of potatoes with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  I like to overlap the potatoes just slightly and follow the edges of the pan no matter what the shape.  If using a round dish make rings until the bottom is covered.  Sprinkle with 1/4 of the cheese and 1/3 of the butter in little pats.

Repeat this until you end up with a top layer of potatoes.  Pour the milk on top, cover with foil and put into the oven to bake for 20 minutes.  At that point uncover the dish and add the remaining cheese on top and bake another 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

While the potatoes are cooking you have your pick.  Sort through the day mail, email, talk with the kids, walk the dog, sit and enjoy a glass of wine, chat with your spouse or anything else you fill your time with.  I like catching up with everyone but often it’s paired with walking the dog.

When the potatoes are cooling for that 5 minutes, add the ham to a pre-heated pan and warm through while it caramelizes on the edges. Toss in your peas and cook a little longer.  If you are using frozen peas allow a little longer cooking time.

This was shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesday’s on the Simply Sugar and Gluten Free Blog written by the talented Amy Green.

This was also shared on Penywise Platter Thursday on the delicious blog The Nourishing Gourmet.

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13 Responses to Ham with Peas and Potatoes Au Gratin Recipes

  1. Iris September 28, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    Diane, I think ham is probably my number one secret favorite food. We never ate it growing up in my family, but the older I get, the more I love it. This looks like an AMAZINGLY tasty dinner.

  2. Trish September 28, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    Those look totally delicious. I have been using Daiya cheese too, but I haven't really used it in a baked dish, just as a garnish (on tacos or nachos or something). I'll have to make these – I haven't had au gratin potatoes in years now! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Ever since I was a kid, ham was my favorite. Now however I am really cautious when buying a ham that they mark it gluten free. I guess I don't know enough about how hams are made but I've seen some that add wheat. So make sure it's marked gluten free if that is needed.

  4. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    Trish- I've had good success with the Daiya for pizza, lasagna and these potatoes. It holds up well. One night I really had a craving for this meal so I just went for it. Whenever you are thinking you want a dish you have either never made or never made without your traditional ingredients, just give it a go. You have to experiment. Never know what you'll come up with. Have fun in the kitchen.

  5. Carol, Simply...Glut September 28, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    I could eat a whole pan of those potatoes – they look amazing! And ham, well what can I say? Delish meal!

  6. Gingerlemongirl September 28, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    this looks yummy! We had pork chops and gf/cf/df mashed potatoes last night too! I used daiya in mine as well! they were YUM!

  7. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Thank you Carol. I do have a love affair with ham and bacon. It often gets me into trouble too.

  8. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    I find the Daiya handy to have around. I can't use too much because it becomes overwhelming to me. My son loves it piled high on his pizza.

  9. Shirley @ gfe September 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    I know I said I'd go for your pizza on Friday and I certainly will, but this looks heavenly, too. You've highlighted some of my faves here just by themselves, but put them together … total yum. 🙂


  10. Alisa September 29, 2010 at 1:23 am #

    I think peas and ham are one of my favorite flavor combos! This looks great Dianne. Daiya seems to be a godsend.

  11. Anonymous September 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    The potatoes au gratin is total comfort food.

  12. Alta October 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    I love potatoes au gratin! Yum!

  13. Michelle July 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe on how to make df/gf au gratin potatoes, I'm gonna use unsweetened coconut milk and the daiya cheeses and Earth Balance butter, YUM!!