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Grilled Ham Cheese & Potatoes

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I love casseroles made with fresh potatoes and cheese. However, who wants to fire up the oven in the middle of the summer? I decided to make one on the barbecue.

I had some trimmings from a smoked picnic shoulder. You could use any kind of ham you like. I cut it to about a 1/4 inch cube.

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I cut some new potatoes from our garden to about a 1/2 inch dice. I added the olive oil and herbs and tossed to mix.

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I put the potatoes in a foil pie plate. I sprinkled the ham over the potatoes and the green onions over the ham. I covered it all in foil and put it on the top rack of my barbecue which had been preheated to 400 F (medium high).

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I let it cook with the lid closed on the barbecue for 30 minutes. I lifted the foil to confirm the potatoes were cooked. I took the foil off and spread the cheese over the top. I closed the barbecue and let it cook for 10 minutes, until the cheese was melted.

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We served it with 3 different salads prepared by She Who Must Be Obeyed that featured fresh produce from our garden.

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The Verdict

This was terrific. The creamy potatoes, salty ham and gooey cheese are just what I wanted. This is the perfect summer casserole.

The Old Fat Guy

Grilled Ham Cheese & Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Ham Cheese &  Potatoes


  • 500 ml (2 cups) ham, 1/4 inch cube
  • 1 liter (4 cups) potatoes, 1/2 inch cube
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh thyme, or 5 ml (1 tsp) dried
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh sage, or 5 ml (1 tsp) dried
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh basil, or 5 ml (1 tsp) dried)
  • 25 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped green onion
  • 250 ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese


  1. Put potatoes, thyme, sage, basil and olive oil in a bowl and toss to coat the potatoes.
  2. Put the potatoes in an aluminum pie plate.
  3. Sprinkle the ham over the potatoes.
  4. Sprinkle the green onion over the ham.
  5. Cover the pie plate with foil.
  6. Put on the top rack of a barbecue heated to 400 F (medium high) and close the lid of the barbecue.
  7. Cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Lift a corner of the foil to make sure the potatoes are cooked. If not, seal the foil and cook for another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and spread the cheese over the potatoes and ham.
  10. Close the barbecue lid for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  11. Serve.
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6 Responses

  1. It looks delicious, I like the fact that you cooked this on the grill, and didn’t heat up the kitchen. The fresh ingredients from the garden seem to make it perfect.

  2. Great idea! Often we’ve made pots in foil with cheese on the grill but adding delicious salty ham, you, sir, are brilliant!

    1. I don’t know about brilliant but I like a bit of ham with my potatoes. Thanks for the kind words.

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