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Belgian Endive and Ham Casserole

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“This is one of my favourite vegetable recipes. It is a real indulgence, and one I usually use for special occasions. It originates from The Netherlands, and is a family recipe. It is so good! A tasty way to serve Belgian Endive, or "witlof".”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Trim the ends from the endives.
  3. Cook the endives in boiling salted water for 10- 12 minutes or until tender crisp.
  4. Drain well.
  5. When cool enough to handle, wrap each one with a slice of ham and place them in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  6. Sauce: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the butter until bubbly, and add the flour.
  7. Cook, stirring for a minute until it is well blended.
  8. Add the milk, and whisk smooth.
  9. Turn the heat down.
  10. Stir in the grated cheese, and add the salt and pepper and pinch of cayenne pepper, and simmer for another minute.
  11. Pour the sauce over the endives, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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