Country Ham and Mushroom Potato Bake

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AI generated by John Dinner, European cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
4 Intermediate 15 min 60 min 75 min

A heartwarming rustic bake combining the robust flavors of ham, mushrooms, and potatoes.

Did you know?

Ham has been a staple in rural cooking due to its long shelf-life and versatility, making it perfect for farmhouse recipes.

Imagine a dish that sings the ballad of rural life, with a hymn to simplicity and robust flavors. The Country Ham and Mushroom Potato Bake is such a heartwarming melody of culinary harmony, a true reflection of rustic gastronomy. This bake combines the savory notes of cured ham, the earthy tones of mushrooms, and the comforting base of potatoes to deliver a meal that feels like a cozy blanket on a brisk evening.

The recipe has roots in the countryside, resonating with the spirit of farmhouse kitchens and homey hearths. It evolved over time as a way to savor the yields of the land and now sits as a testament to rustic, no-frills cooking, superbly suited for those seeking warmth in both taste and tradition.


Sourced from the whispers of the countryside, let each ingredient in this hearty bake take you on a bucolic journey.

The cured ham lends a smoky depth to the dish, while the mushrooms contribute an earthy counterbalance.

  • 600g potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 250g cooked ham, diced
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 200ml heavy cream
  • 100g shredded cheese (a robust variety like cheddar or Gruyère)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Some fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Follow these steps to cultivate the flavors that have been passed down through generations of country style cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté onions until translucent. Add the garlic and mushrooms, and cook until all the moisture has evaporated.
  3. In a greased baking dish, layer half of the potato slices, topping with half of the ham, mushroom mixture, a sprinkle of salt, and pepper.
  4. Repeat for the second layer and pour the heavy cream evenly over the top. Finish with the shredded cheese.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the top is golden and bubbly.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

Add some extra love

For an extra touch of country charm, serve with a side of steamed green beans or a crisp salad.

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