Ham-Potato Phyllo Bake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


12-15 servings

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
I'm often asked to bring this savory dish to potlucks. The filo is crisp and golden brown, and the dill tastes so good with the rich filling. —Tracy Hartsuff, Lansing, Michigan


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (14x9 inches)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 teaspoons fresh dill weed, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender; drain. In a small skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; set aside.
  2. Melt remaining butter. Brush a 13x9-in. baking dish with some of the butter. Unroll phyllo sheets; trim to fit into dish. (Keep dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp cloth while assembling.) Place one phyllo sheet in prepared dish; brush with butter. Repeat twice.
  3. Top with half of the sour cream, potatoes, onion, ham and cheese. Combine 6 teaspoons dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper; sprinkle half over cheese. Layer with three phyllo sheets, brushing each with butter. Top with remaining sour cream, potatoes, onion, ham, cheese and seasoning mixture.
  4. Layer with remaining phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter. Combine egg and cream; brush over top. Sprinkle with remaining dill.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 321 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 636mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.