Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
20 min
1 hr


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces 1/4 inch sliced baked ham
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a baking dish. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a simmer while stirring. When sauce has thickened remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and set aside. In a skillet, cook onions in melted butter until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1/3 of the white sauce in bottom of baking dish and top with half of the potatoes. Spread out half of the onions, ham, cheese And another third of the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Continue layering ingredients, ending with the remaining cheese on top. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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    Delicious, very easy to make. I made 1/2 extra of the sauce because the portion stated was not enough. Also topped it with smoked paprika. Very Very good!
    Comfort food. Combined with a vegetable side, it made a nice cold weather meal, and is a great way to use up leftover baked ham. (The bone and the rest will go to a pea or lentil soup.) I made one major modification, which was to skip the cheddar and grate a few ounces of Gruyere cheese over the top, like in Dauphinois potatoes, which added a very nice flavor but fewer calories than the 2 cups of cheddar, which seemed just a little too decadent for me. The amount of sauce seemed inadequate when putting it together, but after cooking covered (yes, do this for an hour, then uncover for about 15 minutes) the potatoes gave off moisture. The caramelized onions add a lot (I used two as in the recipe and sliced very thin). Would definitely make again, but may increase the amount of sauce a bit to compensate for the absence of all the cheddar. Or maybe I'll just add that cheddar....
    This was the best scalloped ham and potato recipe I've ever made. I added one can of mushroom soup to the white sauce. Made right amount of sauce to complete the 3 layers needed. Could have increased the amount of ham. Everyone loved it, even me, as I am not a fan of the dish. Very creamy and yummy. Would definitely make this again.
    Delicious. Just the things for a chilly evening!
    Great tasting and easy to more - but it did more ccoking time. Will definite make again.
    Awesome recipe. So cheesy...
    excellent recipe..The only ingredient I used different is montery jack cheese. What a fabulous flavor. I left it in the oven for an additional 20 minutes. I probably should have covered it while baking..I would definately make again...
    Excellent!! Used 2# of potatoes, increased the milk to 2 cups, and added one clove of crushed garlic. It needed to bake for an hour and 15 minutes
    I think this recipe is perfect, as is. I made a double batch and it turned out super cheesy and delicious. Many reviewers recommend doubling the white sauce. I'm quite glad that I didn't. I used a glass 9x13 cassarole and it took just over an hour and a half to bake. (I had to cover with foil about an hour in.
    Easy to make; it was my first time making it from scratch and it turned out very tasty. I did double the white sauce as others had recommended and I hand plenty of sauce for the entire dish. Very good will make again!
    Great Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe! Very rich and hardy. I added Mushrooms and my boyfriend and I love it! Will be making again.
    Double he white sauce and you have a cheesy potato heaven!
    My whole family loves this as a side dish. With more meat in it it could shine as the main course. I will make this again and again.
    This was VERY GOOD! The only thing I would do different next time is double the white sauce. I will most deffinitly make it again !! :
    I made this recipe exactly as said except I used 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese and maybe 8 oz. of ham and it came out delicious. I cut the potatos really thin and they cooked perfectly in 45 minutes. I would definitely make this again.
    I followed the recipe but doubled everything after 50 min in the oven at 350 the potatoes were raw. Not happy when your trying to cook and eat on a schedule.
    If you double the recipe and made it in the same sized pan, that's your problem-less surface area, more raw product. You probably should have used two pans, or turned the heat up some...
    Good stuff. . . I made a few changes: Doubled the sauce and added an extra potato or two. Used the slicer side of a box cheese grater to slice the potatoes nice & thin & fast. Also, added 3 to 4 slices of swiss cheese at the end of making the sauce (stir until thoroughly melted & incorporated. This made the sauce creamier & richer. . . plus, swiss goes great with ham & it didn't change the color.
    Very good. Served 3. Not enough sauce to cover, but I dotted it evenly & it was fine. If I used more sauce it probably wouldn't have held together the way I like. Used white potatoes & 2% milk.
    I grew up with my mother making scalloped potatoes and ham, and yet I am 37 and have never made it for my family... I was looking for a nice simple recipe to try my hand at it... This is a great recipe for the 1st timer, very easy and has a nice flavor to it... Thank you =]
    If you like the taste of Wall Paper Paste then this White Sauce is for you !! I have to triple this recipe and then make more just to have enough to cover it all in my glass baking dish. Thanks but NO thanks on this recipe :(
    My fiance and I loved this recipe! Since he is a executive chef I always have to find things that I think will blow his taste buds...and this did especially with the saute onions...yummy!
    I LOVE THIS RECIPE.... I printed it and stuck it in my Home Made Binder for Recipe's off the Internet... Almost had an Anxiety Attack when at first I couldn't remember where I'd put it... ahhh relief, it was right where I had put it = In the hand made Recipe Book THIS IS A KEEPER
    watery mixture - will go back to my own recipe sorry
    The hubby loved it!
    Was great. I used only one onion and also added 1 cup of grated hot pepper jack cheese. Delicious.
    I was looking for a recipe to use up leftover smoked ham. I had all the other ingredients already on hand. The sauce was perfect (quantity/taste/texture, but I did end up baking it for an extra 20 minutes covered to cook the potatoes (which were pretty thinly sliced. I was so excited after my first bite at how wonderful this recipe turned out! This is going in my personal recipe box as a family favorite.
    I made this exactly according to the recipe and thought it was great! A very easy recipe. As I was making it, I almost added broccoli (seemed like a good idea). Next time I make this, I'll throw some in and let you know how it turned out.
    I love this recipe!! I have made some changes though. I use one onion, I use 3tbsp each of the flour and butter (I substitute Olivio, I use 2 cups of fat-free halfandhalf and 1 cup of light heavy cream.(It still turns out really creamy but cuts down alot on the fat content in the dish. For the ham I use the pre-cubed stuff that I find by the hot dogs in the grocery store. If i want to cut down on the fat some more i cut out the cheese, it still tastes great without it. So if you want a version that is less than half the fat and calories this version tastes great, you'd never know the difference!
    Well, I made this potatoe dish, but made some changes I thought would be good, but My wife didn't like the two cloves of garlic I put in there. better luck next time. FESsr.
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