Quick, Cheap, and Easy Ham Dinner with Mock Hollandaise

 I just made a yummy dinner in the time that it takes to cook frozen green beans. You end up dirtying several dishes, but it would be great for dinner on a super busy night.


Ham Steaks with Mock Hollandaise
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Garlic Smeared Sourdough Bread

I started the frozen green beans and then the instant mashed potatoes. The ones I get from Costco are high quality and don’t seem like instant.

Next up… the Mock Hollandaise.

Mock Hollandaise

If you need to cook gluten free, just check all of your individual ingredients to make sure that they are all GF. GF version of this are pretty easy to find.


  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced calorie mayonnaise or whatever you have on hand
  • 4 teaspoons skim or unsweetened almond milk or soy milk or whatever you have on hand
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 or 4 dashes of ground red pepper


  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium/low heat until just starting to bubble a bit. Stir very often.
  • While the sauce is cooking, start the ham steaks (the little ones you can get in a four-pack) in a large skillet. Just cook until browned to your liking.

For gluten free bread, just use Udi buns. Lightly toast it in oven and then smear the garlic on that.If you don’t have to eat gluten free:  Place slices of a rustic bread on a broiler pan. Keep an eye on these. They toast up quickly. I used heels from our bread maker sourdough bread (the bottoms that aren’t the best for sandwiches). Just toast until lightly browned and has a stiff texture. Drizzle very little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) on the slices. Crack or cut in half a clove of garlic and rub it all over the toasted bread.

For plating, top the toasted bread with a slice of ham and cover with the hollandaise.



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