Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024
This dish is a real crowd-pleaser with its smooth sauce, chunks of ham and potato slices. I always enjoyed it when Mother made it for us. I added parsley and thyme, and now my husband and five children request it all the time. —Wendy Rhoades, Yacolt, Washington


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, parsley flakes, salt, thyme and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, ham and onion; place half of the mixture in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the sauce; repeat layers.
  3. Cover and bake until potatoes are almost tender, 65-75 minutes. Dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Bake, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes.

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Tips

How should I prep the potatoes before peeling?

Before you peel the potatoes, scrub them with a vegetable brush under cold water. Don't forget to remove the eyes or sprouts. If you have a lot of potatoes, place them in cold water after peeling to prevent discoloring.

What kind of butter should I use?

Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 549 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1458mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.