Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe
- 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.
1 cup: 521 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 2343mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.
Reviews for Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
"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."
"This was fantastic."
"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!"
"Delicious but it took longer to prep. Great way to use leftover ham."
"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."
"Delicious !!!!!!!! So so good. I add 1cup sharp cheddar cheese and it is fabulous. easy to make too!"
"15 minutes prep?"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"Excellent recipe. Used leftover ham from Christmas and made just as instructed and it turned out great."
"Love it. I agree with daisy light not enough sauce. Maybe add a dab more milk"
"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!!!"
"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"
"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."
"Delicious!!! I omitted the herbs & added cheese - a definite winner!"
"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."
"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!"
"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 alongwith some finely chopped yellow onion and saluted it in the butter with the herbs before addingthe flour and milk. I sprinkled a shredded 3 cheese mixture on top when serving . And to go withthis dish I made my husband an omelet with cheese and crumbled sausage with green pepper& onion. The two went together so well.....my husband said it was better than eating breakfast out!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"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."
"I had potatoes that needed used up. Instead of dotting with butter, I sprinkled with cheese. Followed the recipe exactly otherwise. Husband enjoyed it."
"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."
"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!!"
"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!!"
"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"
"Added ground mustard and a little garlic powder flavor great would not put butter on top next time"
"Very creamy and hardy."
"Great recipe. The grand kids even liked it. easy to make."
"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."
"The recipe itself is good, but WHY is is soloaded with sodium?? Over 2300 mg. Is itfrom the ham and the milk?? I would like toknow, it seems like an extravagant amount."
"the best most creamy scalloped potatoes you will ever eat!!!!"
"This was really a great dish. I used fresh parsley and thyme and will make it again"
"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!"
"If I make this again, I will add cheddar cheese and different spices to make this less bland."
"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."
"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."
"Very bland tasting even with added choices. My family didn't care for it either."
"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!"
"Loved this. Followed advice of others and cut milk to 2 cups. Will definitely be making again."
"I made this twice this week. Awesome recipe. Thank you for sharing."
"Tasty and Simple to make"
"My family loved this dish and it was so easy to make."
"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!"
"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!"
"Very good. I doubled recipe and it took over 2 hours to bake. This is my new go to recipe for comfort food!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Very, very tasty! Everyone loved this. I followed others' advice and used less milk and added some cheese."
"Great recipe.. My family and I love it!!!"
"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!"
"Whoops - make that 2 and 3/4 cups of milk."
"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."
"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!"
"I thought the cream sauce was a little thin so added some shredded cheddar cheese I had on hand. It was delicious!"
"I thought the cream sauce was a little thin so added some shredded cheddar cheese I had on hand. It was delicious!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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! :)"
"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!!!"
"I prefer cheese with my scalloped potatoes so I spread a jar of Con Queso cheese sauce in between the two layers. "Wonderful"."
"This is real good, added to my recipe file !!!"
"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!"