homemade ham and scalloped potatoes

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By Megan Flores
from Chicago, IL

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Blue Ribbon Recipe

Take your homemade scalloped potatoes to a whole new level by adding ham. It adds savoriness to the potatoes and makes this heartier dish even better. These scalloped potatoes and ham can be eaten as a main dish, for brunch, or a heavier side dish. The homemade sauce is creamy, buttery, and melts into the cheese. So good! This recipe calls for ham steaks. If you have leftover holiday ham, that would work too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For homemade ham and scalloped potatoes

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 c
    milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (for sauteed onions)
  • 3 md
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 md
    peeled and thinly sliced russett potatoes
  • 24 oz
    sliced ham (2 ham steaks cubed)
  • 4 c
    freshly grated mild cheddar
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How To Make homemade ham and scalloped potatoes

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure to use a deep 9x13 baking pan, like a lasagna pan. A regular size one will be too shallow.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a deep 9x13 baking dish.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a simmer while stirring. When sauce has thickened remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • 4
    In a skillet, cook onions in melted butter until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Spread 1/3 of the white sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 6
    Top with half of the potatoes. Spread out half of the onions, ham, and cheese.
  • 7
    Add another third of the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Continue layering ingredients.
  • 8
    Ending with the remaining cheese on top.
  • 9
    Bake for 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand 10-15 minutes. The sauce will thicken while standing.
  • 10
    Just a note: I prefer to freshly grate all of my cheeses for hot dishes. Mostly because the already shredded cheeses usually have an added wax-like film added to them, therefore disrupting proper melting. Just a tip!
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