If you're planning a special dinner or holiday gathering, you may need some creative recipes for potato dishes to serve with baked ham. Potatoes and ham complement each other no matter how you cook them, so regardless of which recipe you choose, your family or guests will not be disappointed.
- Roasted potato wedges are a simple, last-minute potato dish to serve with baked ham. Preheat the oven to 450 and scrub four large baking potatoes. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into eight wedges. Toss the potato wedges with one quarter cup olive oil, one tablespoon minced garlic, salt and pepper. Place potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes. Stir and bake for another twenty minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with crumbled sage leaves.
- Spiced sweet potatoes not only complement baked ham, but soak up delicious juices and flavors from the ham as you bake it. Peel three pounds sweet potatoes and cut into quarters. Toss potato pieces with one tablespoon vegetable oil, half a teaspoon salt, half a teaspoon cinnamon, half a teaspoon allspice and two tablespoons dark brown sugar. Place a cooked, glazed ham in a baking pan on top of the potatoes and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
- Scalloped potatoes take a good deal of effort, but your patience will be rewarded with a delicious potato dish to serve with baked ham. Begin by peeling two pounds Russet potatoes and slicing them into one eighth-inch slices. (This is easiest if you have a mandolin slicer.) Grease an eight-by-eleven inch baking dish Lay out one third of the potato slices, followed by half a thinly sliced onion and one cup Swiss cheese. Make another layer of potato, onion and cheese, followed by the last third of the potato slices. Top with half a cup Swiss cheese and a quarter cup Parmesan cheese. Carefully pour two and a half cups of whole milk or half and half over the casserole and dot the top with butter. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes, then sprinkle with fresh parsley and chives.
- Easy cheesy potatoes are just as good as scalloped potatoes without all the slicing, making them an easy and delicious potato dish to serve with baked ham. Peel and cube six large Russet potatoes, then boil until tender and drain. Grease a nine-by-thirteen inch baking dish and add cooked potatoes. Sprinkle with three chopped scallions and dot with four tablespoons butter, then lightly mash the potatoes with a fork, just enough to break them up a bit. Top with a cup and a half shredded cheddar cheese and pour on two cups milk. Bake at 400 about twenty to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish, and this recipe provides an original twist on a potato dish to serve with baked ham. Remove the papery outer skin from one garlic bulb, but do not peel or separate cloves. Brush with oil, wrap in aluminum foil and roast at 425 for 30 to 35 minutes. Wash and cube one and a half pounds red skin potatoes, then peel and cube one and a half pounds sweet potatoes. Bring the potatoes to a boil in separate saucepans, then simmer about fifteen to twenty minutes or until tender. Drain the potatoes and mash with one stick butter, half a cup milk, half a teaspoon chopped dried rosemary, one third of a cup Parmesan cheese and the roasted garlic, peeled.
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