Mashed Potatoes, Ham, and Gravy Recipe

Mashed potatoes on their own, are already a holiday tradition. Pair them with gravy and ham, and they make a perfect Thanksgiving combination. While this recipe may be perfect for the holidays, don’t forget to treat yourself from time to time! After all, this recipe is absolutely easy to make and utterly delicious.

Mashed potato recipes can be tricky to prepare. Usually, they have the tendency to be either too thin or too thick, too buttery or too chunky. On the brighter side, it is one of the recipes that you can prepare according to your preferred consistency and taste!

Before getting into the fun part of actually doing the recipe, you should get yourself acquainted with the different kinds of potatoes. Some are categorized as waxy or mealy, and some differ according to their starch content. As a recommendation, we prefer to use Yukon golds and/or Russet Potatoes because of their inherent buttery flavor which is best for mashed potato recipes!

If you are looking for an alternative mashed potato meal and don’t mind carbs on carbs, you should also give our Mashed Potatoes and Rice Casserole recipe a try.

How To Make Mashed Potatoes, Ham, and Gravy

Perfect for your all year round homestyle meal, this mashed potato recipe topped with ham slices and gravy is beautifully creamy and savory. 

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ lb russet potatoes (peeled and cut into large chunks)
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pkt gravy mix
  • 1 ham (cooked)
  1. Put water in a pot, bring it to a boil, and then add a pinch of salt.

  2. Put in potatoes, return to a boil. After a few moments, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

  3. In a skillet, add some oil to the pan. Set aside.

  4. When the potatoes are tender, turn off the heat. Drain the water, and put them back in the pan. 

  5. Using a hand masher or electric mixer, mash the potatoes until smooth.

  6. Add in the heavy cream and butter. Season with some salt and pepper. Mix them well together. 

  7. For the gravy, follow the prep directions on the gravy mix packet.

  8. Place the mashed potatoes in a dish. Top them with cooked ham, and pour the hot gravy over everything, and serve them piping hot!

How To Make Mashed Potatoes, Ham, and Gravy

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Perfect for your all year round homestyle meal, this mashed potato recipe topped with ham slices and gravy is beautifully creamy and savory. 

Cooking: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ lb russet potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pkt gravy mix
  • 1 ham cooked

Instructions

  1. Put water in a pot, bring it to a boil, and then add a pinch of salt.

  2. Put in potatoes, return to a boil. After a few moments, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

  3. In a skillet, add some oil to the pan. Set aside.

  4. When the potatoes are tender, turn off the heat. Drain the water, and put them back in the pan. 

  5. Using a hand masher or electric mixer, mash the potatoes until smooth.

  6. Add in the heavy cream and butter. Season with some salt and pepper. Mix them well together. 

  7. For the gravy, follow the prep directions on the gravy mix packet.

  8. Place the mashed potatoes in a dish. Top them with cooked ham, and pour the hot gravy over everything, and serve them piping hot!

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Calories: 548kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 113mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 576mg
  • Protein: 34g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 2766mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 13IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Can mashed potatoes be made ahead of time?

Yes, if you are pressed for time, you can totally prepare mashed potatoes up to two days ahead. Simply reheat before serving, and add the cooked ham and gravy mix on top when ready to serve. A bonus tip: If you add butter just before serving, your mashed potatoes will taste freshly mashed and your guests will never know!

Why are my mashed potatoes gluey?

Oops, you must have overworked your mashing. Sometimes, too much effort can produce the opposite effect, so take care not to mash to vigorously or too long to prevent your mashed potatoes from turning gluey.

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Conclusion

What’s great about this recipe is that you can change the mashed potato and gravy ratio according to your preferences, and top it with just the perfect amount of ham! Almost everyone is a fan of potatoes, especially when it’s a mashed potato dish. Its buttery, creamy, and flavorful nature surely brings joy to everyone who eats it! 

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