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Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham Casserole Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham Casserole Recipe

I'm a home health nurse and got this recipe from one of my elderly clients, who had used it for years. Now, it's one of my family's favorites. It will never curdle, thanks to the secret ingredient of powdered nondairy creamer. —Kathy M Johnson, Lake City, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix creamer and water until smooth. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, onion, salt and paprika until smooth; gradually add creamer mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer potatoes and ham; pour sauce over top. Bake, covered, 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 40-50 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 563 calories, 18 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,166 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham Casserole

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"They were very good. I added 1/2 tsp pepper and it was perfect."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Made this for lunch today and it was yummy! I am lactose intolerant and this recipe uses non-dairy creamer instead of milk... we never missed the milk! DH can do dairy ok so the cheese put on the top at the end was only on half the pan. The cheese melts and browns but doesn't infiltrate the entire dish. That way he got his cheese and I got none. When I make it again I will do 3 to 4 cups of ham instead of two. We love the ham in this dish. BTW, we skipped the onion (DH can't handle it) and it was still fantastic."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Was delicious needed 4 cups ham though 2 wasn't enough."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014 Edited Jan. 5, 2015

"great taste. Family gobbled it up"

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Family loved it!!!!! I cooked the sauce on stove as directed then placed everything in crock pot and cooked on high for about 4 hrs. Stirred in cheese about 10 min before serving. Next time going to use real onion instead of dried to try and add just a bit more zip."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"The best scalloped potatoes I have every eaten. Very easy to make. I used heavy cream and milk and doubled the recipe. We had it for two meals, and then leftovers with scrambled eggs and smoked sausage a few days later. Will now become a staple!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"My Family loved it. My daughter wanted to lick her plate clean! I added fresh onion and a little garlic. Took out the extra salt too. Once it sat and cooled a little bit it became thick and creamy. Perfect on a cool rainy night."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Served this to the logging crew, and they absolutely loved it! I used my apple-peeler-corer-slicer and made spiral potatoes, which took less time to cook because there weren't potatoes stacked on top of each other."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"One of the better scalloped potatoes and ham recipes I've made. Cook time was longer since I used a 13x9" pan. Delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"My husband and I loved it. It's not a fancy meal, but easy, cheap, and is great for leftovers."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Great recipe. I did up the amount of sauce and used fresh onion."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This was delicious with lots of flavor. I added some parmesan and mozzerella cheese to the sauce b4 i poured it over potatoes."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"Great recipe! Use 2 cans of chicken broth in place of water to make the dish more savory."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012


Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I used bacon instead of ham, and fresh onion instead of minced, and it was delicious. Also, not enough sauce, will have to double next time. Overall a very good recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Really tasty! We loved the taste of the creamer sauce. Used some leftover ham, but now I want to make again and use sausage as another poster suggested. Very good!!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"i am going to use skim milk pwdr. and see this wld. be cheap to make will review when i make it it will depend on the taste def. easy handy to make at the trailer"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"My husband LOVED this recipe the first time. I'm making it again tonight...he can't wait:) It was soooo delicious! I subbed the ham for sausage....and it was amazing:) Thank you sooo much for this recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This recipe was way too watery and bland for my families taste. I have made other recipes that curdled so I was excited to try this but was dissapointed at the result."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I used a bag of Simply Potatoes sliced to make it even easier. I also cut the dried minced onion amount in half. Perfect!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This was so delicious! I made this as our main course dinner last night....I used raw yellow onion, I doubled the amount of Ham and then built my casserole in layers to ensure even distribution of the ham chunks and then I used 1.5 the amount of sauce called for and it turned out PERFECT! If you are using left over bone-in ham to make this I would caution against using any extra salt though because the ham is already SO salty you probably will find that it is seasoned enough without adding the extra tsp called for - Personal opinion only though! Thanks for Sharing this recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This was superb and one of the easiest recipes in the world. No worry as to having too soupy a sauce with this one."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"The flavor was excellent. My family agreed that it was dry. I will definitely make this again just double the sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"This recipt is good. Potatoes took longer to cook. Maybe pre-cook them next time."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I will make this recipe again because my picky son really enjoyed it. But, my husband thought it was slightly bland. I am thinking I will add some real onion or maybe some red pepper flakes for a bit more flavor. Maybe garlic."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"Would not classify as the best scalloped potato recipe but still very good. I will make it again."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"My whole family loved this one! I had some ham to use up and was especially glad to be able to use up our powdered coffee creamer! I didn't really like the way it tasted in my coffee, but it was great with the potatoes! As for the creamer not being so healthy, as with most products, you can find healthier versions. Ours was the Whole Foods 365 brand creamer. It doesn't have any hydrogenated oils in it, nor does it contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. While I wouldn't classify it as a "health" food, as an occasional food, it is just fine."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"if you didnt eat everything that was

"bad" for you there wouldnt be much left to eat. lol just sub creamer for something else.or dont make it.problem solved"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"Love love this recipe. I looked for a good scalloped potatoe dish and this is the best, My family loves it."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I had left over ham from easter and made this recipe it was very very good. thank you with sharing it. josie boyle,columbus,in"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I would not make this recipe because the non dairy creamer is such a bad product to use. Very bad for anyone's health!!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the BEST scalloped potatoe recipe I have found. My family loves it. I now make for the holiday. Fast and easy!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"Delicious. I will definitely make this again with leftover ham."

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