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Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin

This is one of the dishes Grandma served to our family during the holidays. Now, when the family gathers and I prepare this for my grandchildren, memories of those special times at Grandma's house fill my mind. I usually double this recipe, because the leftovers are fabulous when warmed in the microwave.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 cups sliced peeled potatoes, cooked
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a greased 1-qt. baking dish, combine potatoes, ham and onion; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, salt and pepper; stir until the cheese is melted. Pour over potato mixture and stir gently to mix.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 872 calories, 59g fat (37g saturated fat), 204mg cholesterol, 2526mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Larry
    Dec 13, 2020

    I have made this several times now and even took it to family Thanksgiving dinner and it was gone in no time. It's really yummy.

  • Arthur
    Jul 28, 2020

    The flavor was spot on! The directions were quick and easy to follow. The picture is wrong, of course, but I actually decided to go with diced instead of sliced potatoes out of inspiration! They turned out amazing still, and I think this recipe works just as well with diced. One thing... I accidentally used THREE cups of cooked potatoes, so I adjusted the ham and onion a bit higher as well. But, there was WAY too much sauce STILL. Maybe because I used diced and they measured differently? Might try this with sliced next to see if that alleviates the problem. Still delicious, though! Still a keeper recipe!

  • Lisa
    Dec 5, 2019

    Delicious made it exactly as recipe stated and was quite impressed. Very tasty. Will make again.

  • randycandy
    Jul 20, 2014

    This was delish, all I did was add a few more onions. I will be making this again & again.

  • charlenepaugustyn
    May 11, 2011

    The picture shown does not belong to this recipe. It belongs to Ham 'n' Potato Au Gratin, from Country Woman Jan/Feb 97,pg.35.

  • Gayle1216
    Jan 19, 2010

    Loved it! For the finely chopped onion, I chopped the tops of a whole green onion - Added color and flavor. Very easy to make.