Potato-Ham Bake


Asparagus and tarragon give this modern bake recipe a touch of showmanship.

Potato-Ham Bake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, sliced

  • 1 8 ounce tub light cream cheese spread with chive and onion

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon, crushed

  • 8 ounce cooked boneless ham, cut in bite-sized slices

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut in 2 to 3-inch pieces

  • Tarragon sprigs (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In medium saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in small amount of lightly salted boiling water 5 to 7 minutes, just until tender. Drain; transfer to bowl and set aside.

  2. For sauce, in same saucepan combine cream cheese, milk, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat and whisk until smooth and cheese is melted. Remove from heat; stir in tarragon.

  3. Layer potatoes, ham, asparagus, and sauce in 1-1/2-quart baking dish. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle remaining Parmesan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with tarragon and freshly ground black pepper. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1162mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 28.9mg 145%
Calcium 343.3mg 26%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 842mg 18%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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