Every Easter we cook a ham with all the trimmings like layered salad, dill scalloped potatoes, and for dessert a peanut butter confetti cake. This year I’m going to switch things up a bit and serve a baked ham, fresh steamed green beans, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes and gravy. Yes gravy at Easter. You can have gravy with ham. I know most of us think that you can only have gravy with a turkey on holidays, but why not with ham? Really you can have gravy at any time if you love it!
I recently tried the Club House 25% Less Salt Gravy Mix for Pork and was surprised at the depth of the flavour in this gravy, and wouldn’t hesitate to serve it again! It was rich and very flavourful. But the best thing about this gravy is that you can make it ahead of time, and it doesn’t require any pan drippings, so it’s really easy to make. But it’s versatile enough that if you do have pan drippings, you can add them to this packet for an even richer gravy.
I served the gravy with Champ Mashed Potatoes, and it was delicious…I had seconds and probably could have eaten the whole bowl of potatoes.
This mashed potato recipe is one that I have had floating around in my recipe book for ages, and have made many times. I don’t even know where this recipe came from, or why these mashed potatoes are called Champ, but I do know they are delicious! It’s all the green onions and butter and cream…yummmmm Add some gravy, and oh my deliciousness.
Champ Mashed Potatoes
- 6 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup half & half cream
- 1 bunch of chopped green onions
- salt & pepper to taste
Place the peeled and chopped potatoes into a large pan filled with enough salted cold water to just cover the potatoes. Boil until tender.
When the potatoes are done boiling, drain them and mash. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter on low heat, then add the cream. Stir in the chopped green onions.
Add the milk mixture to the mashed potatoes and stir, mixing well.
Salt & pepper to taste.
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Now go try these mashed potatoes with gravy…you’ll thank me later.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Club House. All opinions and thoughts are mine. This gravy was gooooood! 🙂