Creamy mash leek and ham casserole

    1 hour

    The perfect winter casserole. Creamy mashed potatoes are layered with ham and leek in a casserole dish, then topped with grated mozzarella, before being baked to perfection.

    36 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 125ml double cream
    • 50g butter
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 675g leeks, sliced
    • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 675g cooked ham, thinly sliced
    • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    • 4 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly oil a 2 litre casserole dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop. Stir in the cream, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion until translucent. Stir in the leek and cook another minute until the leek is soft, but not brown. Mix in the peeled tomatoes, lower the heat and simmer five minutes, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes have lost some of their shape. Stir in the ham and season with salt and pepper.
    4. Spread half of the mashed potatoes on the bottom of the casserole dish. Pour in the ham and leek sauce and cover with the remaining mashed potatoes. Brush the surface of the mashed potatoes with the beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle on the grated mozzarella. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (21)


    This was very very good!. I did add some fresh thyme to the leek mixture and I'll add to the reviewer who says that this makes a lot of food. But that's good!, my husband was delighted that thre were leftovers the next day and said that cold was even better. I think this would be very good with the leek mixture mixed with cheddar cheese sauce, too. Mmm, a wonderful winter sunday meal.  -  28 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It is somewhat lacking in flavor, but definitely a good start.  -  30 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fabulous recipe! Be sure to make enough mashed potatoes and REALLY be sure to leave enough for the top. The only change I made was to add garlic and white wine to the sauteeing leeks and onion. Also, next time I won't make my potatoes with heavy cream. That's a lot of extra calories just for mashed potatoes that will be covered in other yummy goodness.  -  18 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)