Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe
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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe

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This dish is a crowd-pleaser with its creamy sauce, chunks of ham and potato slices. I always enjoyed it when Mother made it. I added the parsley and the thyme, and now my husband and five children request it. —Wendy Rhoades, Yacolt, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 small onion, grated

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 521 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 2343mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Combine potatoes, ham and onion; place half in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the sauce; repeat layers.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 65-75 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Scalloped Potatoes with Ham in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p39

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mglahti User ID: 5556768 246546
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Delicious but it took longer to prep. Great way to use leftover ham."

Tracy9136 User ID: 8283966 245763
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"I tried this last night and it was good but mine came very liquidy not like the picture shows. I followed the ingredients but used whole milk instead of 2%. I had to drain some of the juice. Don't know why."

susierobinson1 User ID: 4146618 241228
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Delicious !!!!!!!! So so good. I add 1cup sharp cheddar cheese and it is fabulous. Easy to make too!"

JodyKS User ID: 8687132 241135
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"15 minutes prep?"

Brattyx2 User ID: 8678564 240487
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Every time I make this - it has a fishy taste to me. I think it's the thyme. Planning on tweaking it quite a bit next time I make it: getting rid of thyme, adding chives instead of parsley (for color and flavor), adding more salt possibly by replacing a cup of milk with a can of cream soup and adding shredded cheese to the mix. Whoever likes this recipe must really love fish!"

tiredofthisgame User ID: 7792020 240204
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"This is the first recipe my husband asked me not to cook again...never. Some of the potatoes weren't cooked through. We actually picked out the ham to eat and threw the rest out."

wanke1978 User ID: 8650077 238803
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Amazing flavor and very kid friendly after I omitted the onions. Will definitely make again when I'm in a punch to feed a bunch of hungry kids!"

Nsmyers User ID: 8528847 238603
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"A great dinner main dish! I used some good ham from the deli counter - can just imagine how good it would be with even better ham."

lynnkirwan User ID: 8584918 237087
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"I added a cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce. I also added the grated onion to the sauce and it was easier to blend than mixing with the potaoes. Very good!"

mamamaciesza User ID: 8560258 234118
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"Great recipe!! I decided to make it but didn't have enough milk, so grabbed a can of what I thought was evaporated milk, but instead I opened a can of coconut milk. I added a can of water to go with it. It was the best scalloped potatoes I've tasted. And another bonus, my son has a slight sensitivity to milk, so I guess he will try it!!"

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