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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: 563 calories, 18g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1166mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 21g protein.

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pamelagage7243 User ID: 8640557 253568
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"Even my kids loved it who will not eat scalloped potatoes ever, Next time i will add cheese to the entire dish rather than just on top... From wisconsin we LOVE our cheese."

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 247500
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"I used left over leg of lamb and it was awesome, about 4-4 1/2 cups. I cooked the potato mixture the first 40 min without the lamb meat and then I added it to finish up the cooking process. I didn't want the lamb to be over cooked and get dry and tough. If you like shepherd's pie this will be for you."

bak1068 User ID: 1424871 245025
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"DELICIOUS! I diced a whole sweet onion and sauteed it in the butter before adding the flour and paprika to the pan. I also layered thin slices of ham between the potato layers instead of diced ham. I sprinkled sharp white cheddar over top, and served the casserole with steamed asparagus and hot biscuits! This meal will be a regular on my menu!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 242035
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

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

jdqltr User ID: 8683481 240863
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."

cathezz User ID: 7384658 235882
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

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

Scottstubbe User ID: 5809365 154596
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014 Edited Jan. 5, 2015

"great taste. Family gobbled it up"

colta User ID: 7949194 148557
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."

kcrager User ID: 7796396 133422
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!"

Nstarlyn User ID: 7723742 133419
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."

tsieckert User ID: 7105543 155290
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."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 207362
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!"

weejocooks User ID: 4326645 148548
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

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

love2cook4u2day User ID: 6017902 154594
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

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

kjb_87 User ID: 6968986 150357
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."

MangiaMan User ID: 6747239 66972
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

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

pah0715 User ID: 5512600 136187
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012


tinker99 User ID: 5874983 66950
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."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 72070
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!!!!"

coreena User ID: 2563547 72960
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"

ldr1272 User ID: 6126925 72959
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."

Atoler04 User ID: 4934623 150356
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."

mlr2411 User ID: 3822140 155289
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!"

tkuva User ID: 5895866 148546
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!"

nwait User ID: 4060011 82918
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."

mwilson101 User ID: 1272496 82908
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."

114dianadr User ID: 3125951 154591
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

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

dennison7 User ID: 3077164 72069
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."

queenpenguin User ID: 3945629 148523
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

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

mhoeffer User ID: 3125923 133410
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."

lilgrannymac User ID: 3243163 136186
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"

debdeb1 User ID: 3019019 103081
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."

wjb2 User ID: 3200021 150354
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"

donnamarie2008 User ID: 3246050 72036
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!!"

debdeb1 User ID: 3019019 159207
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!"

gavingrma_OH User ID: 361520 133407
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

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

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