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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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MARK User ID: 9017065 259226
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"I remembered my grandmother making this after a ham dinner around the holidays so I had to go for it and I don't even like to cook. It sure was a cross pleaser even with my picky granddaughters."

char04us User ID: 8364946 256390
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

"This was fantastic."

LeighaK User ID: 6971201 256057
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

"This recipe is my "go-to" when i want to make something that everyone will love. Every single person who I serve it to has seconds or thirds. I have to make two casseroles at a time, and those are gone in less than two days. Great way to use leftover ham! Definitely takes longer than 15 min to prep, since you have to peel and scallop the potatoes!"

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!!"

AngelaFB08 User ID: 8427326 228524
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

"I knew this was going to be good even before it came out of the oven. It was absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. The addition of thyme (admittedly my favorite herb) was just right. I will definitely be making this again."

JoanneBoyko User ID: 8321740 225045
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"This was a great recipe to use up a small ham I had. It reheats well too.

I noticed some people had issues with the sauce. I can't say I did because I always add more flour or milk as needed when making it. I bet if you follow the sauce recipe exactly, you might find it too thin or not enough sauce."

shellbovee User ID: 7316474 223436
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"Real good! Based on lots of reviews, I added a bit of cornstarch to make the sauce a bit thicker and stirred in one 4 oz. pkg of Velveeta queso blanco cheese sauce after removing sauce from heat. Yum!!"

CowgirlCandy User ID: 8296998 222978
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"This recipe is absolutely delicious just the way it is written! I've made it a number of times for family dinners, gatherings, and church functions with rave reviews each time! Try topping it with grated cheddar during the last 5 minutes!"

MargaretLB User ID: 7664576 222393
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"This recipe was nasty. I love scalloped potatoes and I love thyme, but they just don't go together well in this dish. I cant imagine her family demanding the thyme since they tasted it; if you are going to make it, leave the thyme out and just sprinkle some on your plate to try it. I made a double batch and ended up throwing it out. My husband has a more discerning palate than mine and he agreed with my review. As a comfort food this should remind me of growing up with this dish but it is just too far out of the box!"

elishakehl User ID: 8045755 216373
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Excellent recipe. Used leftover ham from Christmas and made just as instructed and it turned out great."

dldibble User ID: 8167192 215370
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Love it. I agree with daisy light not enough sauce. Maybe add a dab more milk"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 25718
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"This is probably the best scalloped potato and ham recipe I've ever had! The thyme gives it such good flavor. I'm going to be making this for a big convention coming up in two weeks.....using a honey baked ham. So nervous about adjusting it to serve 200 people. Wish me luck!!!"

roseannt User ID: 6669961 72080
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"It was delicious the only change I made was I added american cheese, I wii always use this recipe loved it!!! I cut the cheese in pieces and put it in the milk mixture after it boiled"

daisylight User ID: 2099212 86445
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"Very good! I've made with and without ham. I add 3C. ham to recipe and sometimes shredded cheddar. This recipe also halves nicely for small families. My only complaint is there doesn't seem to be enough sauce, I add a little extra milk."

[email protected] User ID: 6501613 26020
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Delicious!!! I omitted the herbs & added cheese - a definite winner!"

dolluvr User ID: 7774241 52139
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"The taste was superb. A great way to use up some of that left over Easter ham. I would just like the sauce to finish with a bit more body. Perhaps a bit thicker."

shirklf6880 User ID: 7285199 33102
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"This recipe was a definite winner for my family. When trying a new recipe, I always follow the recipe true to the recipe written. By doing it that way, my family helps me tweak it for next time. However, my family told me not to add or delete anything to this recipe. My daughter said it was as good as her grandmother's scalloped potatoes. Now that was a really hard thing for her to admit since no one cooked like her grandmother. So this family gives a strong high five and a little on the side to this recipe!"

WileECoyote User ID: 7143962 49801
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"These potatoes are so tasty! I served them with Parmesan pork chops and dinner was a delight! I love the spices used; they really dress up scalloped potatoes."

jbpar User ID: 7645480 56006
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"My husband and I loved this dish! I made this into a brunch meal today and it was wonderful! I was out of ham so I cut up 6 slices of bacon in small pieces and fried and drained them.

And instead of adding the onion with the potatoes, I finely chopped some green onion along
with some finely chopped yellow onion and saluted it in the butter with the herbs before adding
the flour and milk. I sprinkled a shredded 3 cheese mixture on top when serving . And to go with
this dish I made my husband an omelet with cheese and crumbled sausage with green pepper
& onion. The two went together so husband said it was better than eating breakfast out!"

ButterLovingGirl User ID: 2638029 55957
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Hands down the best scalloped potatoes and ham I've ever eaten. I didn't change anything but I will add more onion next time. There were no leftovers and I made an extra large batch! The family loved it. I will make it again soon."

Jeanne2014 User ID: 7583159 25992
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Delish dish!!! Didn't have thyme, so I substituted basil. Also did not put additional butter on top, instead sprinkled with a little cheddar cheese. Hubby loved it. Will definitely make again!!!"

rugratpac User ID: 791220 24322
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"This is in the comfort food category . It's a stick to your ribs kinda meal. My whole family liked it so its on the "make again" list. Personally, for me, it was okay! Only thing I added was some cheese on top at the end. I think next time I'd add a veggie .....maybe some peas and will add some garlic too! Obviously, there will be a next time for this dish."

jdanz2010 User ID: 6202316 25991
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I had potatoes that needed used up. Instead of dotting with butter, I sprinkled with cheese. Followed the recipe exactly otherwise. Husband enjoyed it."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 25703
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This pulled together pretty easily but I used skim instead of 2% and think I could've cut back on amount since it had less fat content. I left the peels on the potatoes since I sliced them so thin....thought it had good flavor. Given the time to bake and calories I'm not sure I'll make again even though we thought it tasted good."

jmscanlan User ID: 6907828 70307
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"Super delicious!!! I used a shallot instead of onion since that is what I had on hand. I also made this ahead of time and froze it. It reheated beautifully!!"

kdawg1965 User ID: 7541154 20328
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"This was heavenly. A stick to your ribs dish. It's a great dinner for a cold snowy night. Definitely a keeper! I 1.5x the recipe. Glad I did - we will have leftovers tomorrow. Mmmm!!"

NurseFleming User ID: 967315 20327
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe! I did not cut down on the milk it just takes a bit to thicken and boil. Probably added too many potatoes but it still turned out wonderful. I agree adding cheese would be great along with the garlic powder! Great as is though"

twylia1 User ID: 5358004 33296
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"Added ground mustard and a little garlic powder flavor great would not put butter on top next time"

Richschick User ID: 7219518 24318
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Very creamy and hardy."

mustangcook12 User ID: 7209276 86443
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Great recipe. The grand kids even liked it. easy to make."

dotsop User ID: 246536 20326
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Very good and so creamy. I followed the advice of other readers and added the ground mustard, garlic and the cheese at the last. Also, I made half the recipe and it was enough for four servings."

onvil User ID: 7113885 24312
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"The recipe itself is good, but WHY is is so

loaded with sodium?? Over 2300 mg. Is it
from the ham and the milk?? I would like to
know, it seems like an extravagant amount."

nugbug420 User ID: 6134525 55858
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"the best most creamy scalloped potatoes you will ever eat!!!!"

Parront User ID: 7067032 70305
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"This was really a great dish. I used fresh parsley and thyme and will make it again"

haleyz007 User ID: 7063304 49799
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"wonderful recipe- I reduced the milk by half a cup (and only had whole milk on hand) and added a sprinkling of mild cheddar cheese- it was amazing! A definite keeper!"

soursauer User ID: 4004320 33089
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"The BEST!!!!!!!!"

prairierosetwo User ID: 2669995 20325
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"If I make this again, I will add cheddar cheese and different spices to make this less bland."

mmarnmom User ID: 6966648 55701
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"I made this dish tonight for my "finicky" family, and it appeared to have made a great hit (at least w/ my husband, my 3 yr old...I'm not sure). I took the advice of others and added some colby/jack cheese in the last 15 min which added some nice flavour, but I also added some dried mustard as well to the creamy mixture. I stayed w/ using the full 3 cups of milk but simply went to a 1/3 cup of flour rather then the 1/4 cup to keep it from feeling runny, it came out perfect. I think that this will make a wonderful additional to my recipe book, and I humbly thank you."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 70303
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I divided this recipe in half and it was more than enough for 4 people. I noticed several people cut the amount of milk in half, but I think next time I would try increasing the amount of flour to thicken the sauce."

Rugmomma User ID: 6988835 70299
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Very bland tasting even with added choices. My family didn't care for it either."

mywillow35 User ID: 5883436 203105
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I love this recipe. I mess with the spices according to what I have. LOL I also use hot sausage for this and the family loves it!"

Krisann1024 User ID: 6759300 71734
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Loved this. Followed advice of others and cut milk to 2 cups. Will definitely be making again."

heishman01 User ID: 5338223 20323
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"I made this twice this week. Awesome recipe. Thank you for sharing."

bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 86439
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012


bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 24311
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Tasty and Simple to make"

nancymcf User ID: 5846378 33086
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"My family loved this dish and it was so easy to make."

marainnc User ID: 6687493 72078
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"DELICIOUS!! The only change I made was to add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese during the end when you are baking the taters uncovered... family is begging me to make them again!"

melissawright73 User ID: 5525528 20321
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I found this recipe in TOH Annual book several years ago. It is the most delicious Scalloped Potatoes & Ham I have ever had! A must try a true comfort food!"

gumball825 User ID: 2516246 55491
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Very good. I doubled recipe and it took over 2 hours to bake. This is my new go to recipe for comfort food!"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 24305
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"I added more ham to make this recipe as main dish and also I added garlic powder. That was great! Love this recipe, very fast to make."

chickadee424242 User ID: 984352 71732
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"I make this recipe a lot! I changed it up a bit. I use pork sausage instead of ham and it really brings out the thyme. I also add fresh green beans to make it a one dish complete meal. Fantastic!"

LakehouseCam User ID: 6381013 28981
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Absolutely delicious! My family loves this dish. I double the recipe & the leftovers are always eaten up quickly. I just use a ham steak to cube that I p/u ready to use from the grocery- easy to throw together for a great comfort food dinner. Highly recommend!"

robin5k User ID: 6497343 203104
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"This is excellent,,I have made it quit a few times and remain a regular dinner!! I might try adding more potatoes as suggested or a little less milk,,but is a wonderful olkd fashion scalloped pot and ham recipe,,no chesse please,,if you want cheese in it I would think you would look for augratten potatoes recipes?! Scalloped is scalloped,,I get confused why chesse is added,,to each their own I guess."

Steph Brown User ID: 5479787 86437
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Was very good! Made for a great dinner, my husband and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I did do a couple of things just slightly different, I added probably about a 1/4-1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and microwaved my potatoes to help them cook faster. Will definitely be making this again!"

anselr User ID: 2011539 33085
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This is really good. I had intended to add some cheese and peas based on other reviewers recommendation, but forgot, and it was still delicious anyway. Will definitely make again."

goodelli User ID: 1478079 72063
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I followed the recipe, except I only used 2 cups of milk (based on reviews stating 3 cups was too much). I also added about a 1/4 tsp of onion powder to the sauce. The last addition I did was I added a cup of frozen peas to the ham, potato, and onion mix. I think the peas were a great addition.

I am not a fan of scalloped potatoes and ham, but I did enjoy this recipe."

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 86436
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Very, very tasty! Everyone loved this. I followed others' advice and used less milk and added some cheese."

lafleur User ID: 2115534 33291
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Great flavor!"

cassieandra23 User ID: 4610824 25702
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Great recipe.. My family and I love it!!!"

Kenzie09 User ID: 5280190 25700
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"This was the first time I have ever made Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and it turned out GREAT! Tasted just like I was home again. I did make one change, I used Onion Powder instead of Onions. I will defiantly use this recipe again!"

tagmrg User ID: 5097517 25971
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Whoops - make that 2 and 3/4 cups of milk."

tagmrg User ID: 5097517 25698
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Very tasty recipe - I cut the milk back to 1 3/4 cups and added 3/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese before I poured the sauce over the potatoes and ham mixture. Suggest using a very high quality ham for optimum tastiness. Will definitely be making this again."

walkinbuds User ID: 2874095 86435
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I never thought scalloped potatoes could taste this good without all the added fat that cheese and butter has to offer. The sauce was thick enough and I used Olive Oil instead of butter and it turned out great. We did need to add a little extra salt and pepper after it was cooked through. Another great recipe!"

cactuspat User ID: 5577866 52002
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I thought the cream sauce was a little thin so added some shredded cheddar cheese I had on hand. It was delicious!"

cactuspat User ID: 5577866 70296
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I thought the cream sauce was a little thin so added some shredded cheddar cheese I had on hand. It was delicious!"

Barbsann User ID: 1109728 203103
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"We needed a good home made potato recipe and found this one! It was awesome! My daughter made most of the dish and it was just great! I recommend this one for sure! We also made this in a 9X13 pan for the same amount of time in is was great!"

Nlheitzman User ID: 2707252 20320
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I have used this recipe several times and it is one of our favorites. I add a can of green chilies also and have used the julienne ham. It is wonderful and everyone loves it!"

grensrud User ID: 4501110 28980
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"Very good, I've made it twice and the first time loved the flavor but was not impressed with the thin sauce. The second time around I increased the potatoes by one cup, added 1/2 cup additional ham, and added 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and baked it a bit longer and it turned out excellent for my taste. I also did not sprinkle the TBS of butter on top mainly because I forgot. I didn't notice any difference though! :)"

mdolan User ID: 1969721 70295
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I've been making this for several years and my family loves it. I don't layer it I bake in in a stoneware dish and just mix it all together. GREAT!!!"

Sosumealso User ID: 3290331 49797
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"I prefer cheese with my scalloped potatoes so I spread a jar of Con Queso cheese sauce in between the two layers. "Wonderful"."

lssrls User ID: 1447889 71707
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"This is real good, added to my recipe file !!!"

debbiezalaznik User ID: 1692476 51998
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2009

"I used a 13X9X2 inch pan, cooked it for the same time and it turned out great. My husband said it's as good as his Mom's-high praise!"

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