Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 50 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Ingredients

  • 1/2 cupbutter
  • 1/2 cupflour
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • 3cupsmilk
  • 3cupsham, cooked
  • 1largegreen pepper, chopped
  • 1largeonion, chopped
  • 1/2 cupcheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5cupspotatoes, pared and sliced
  • Directions

  • Melt butter in large sauce pan over low heat; blend in flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Remove from heat gradually stir in milk.
  • Return to heat; cook until thickened and bubbly.
  • Fold in ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Pour over potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Stir gently then move into a buttered 13X9-inch baking dish; cover with foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue to bake for 1 hour.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent scalloped potato recipe. I used only 1/4 lb ham and think the recipe would not suffer one bit with out any ham at all.I am preparing the dish for the second time.”

  • “Wonderful, and easy to make!I also added cheese on top for the last 15 min — turned out great!”

  • “Easy and excellent. My guests loved it.”

  • “I doubled this recipe for Christmas dinner 2000 and everyone came back for 2nd’s and some even for 3rd’s. Very easy to make.I increased the cooking time to 60 min’s and put a extra cheese on top for the last 15 min. uncovered for a nice crust of baked cheese.”

  • “This was wonderful, it was a meal all by itselfIt was so good no leftovers and the kids want me to make it again soon. Thanks.”

  • “I substituted the green bell pepper with red and it was wonderful.”

  • “Incredible. Who knew potatoes could be so good.”

  • “Very good indeed. I fixed the whole recipe for 8 last night and invited the couple next door and their son over for dinner. I can honestly say this is a meal all on its own. There ‘were’ no left overs. *s* This will be a repeater for sure. Thanks for sharing it.”

  • “Excellent meal.We loved it.Makes a great meal whenyou have leftover ham.Very rich, of course I added extra cheese to mine. Probably a cup extra.”

  • “I didn’t have cheese so I made it without, and it was still a wonderful meal.Cooked it a little longer than the time specified.Creamy and tasty, this will be my new scalloped potato recipe.Thanks Dancer^.”

  • “I made this recipe X25 for our soup kitchen yesterday evening and everyone raved about it!!I have never gotten so many compliments at once.I am always looking for good “comfort foods” to feed my people, it helps smooth the edges of life’s ups and downs.This one is, indeed, a keeper!!”

  • “I’ve been making this now for a few years. I usually dont review recipes but this one is a staple in my house. Everyone that I know that has ever had it LOVED IT!!! It is great as the recipe is. I add garlic, a little more cheese, some paprika and this time a little bit of bacon to change up the taste.”

  • “This is my kids’ favorite dish! To make is faster, I always parboil the potatoes while I’m making the sauce. For the sauce, I sautee the onion & ham in the butter & add garlic & parsley. Then I add the flour & milk. We skip the cheese cuz my daughter doesn’t like it. I combine everything in a glass 9 x 13 dish & bake at 400 for about 30 minutes. It’s creamier & faster this way…with four “starving” kids…fast is good : ) Delicious! Never any leftovers!”

  • “Can you spell “mmmmMMmmmm?”I did it in a glass 9 X 13 dish and when it came out of the oven it was just beautiful. Smelled great! All it had to do was be so-so in taste and I would have been happy, but good as it looked and smelled — it tasted even better.There were only three of us at table, but very little ended up on the re-heat shelf in our fridge.This is a great script for scalloped spuds and I mean to use it as a point of departure for future experiments. Thank you Dancer^ (BTW, how does one pronounce the ^ mark in your name?)”

  • “Sorry, but I did not wholeheartedly enjoy this recipe.I found the potatoes to be undercooked and had to cook for longer then the recipe called for.I also agree with enigma535, and this is incredibly rich.Thank you for posting.”

  • “Good comfort food.”

  • “I used two cups of fat free half and half and one cup of1% for the milk. It was a little oily on top. Not sure why. It could be the cheese separated, or the ham, or the spray I coated the dish with.We tried to soak up some of the oil off the top.Regardless, it still tasted great. I served it with steamed broccoli. Let me just say, the sauce is fantastic on broccoli too!”

  • “I’ve always made my mother’s recipe for scalloped potatoes and ham ( and I’m 63 years old) but no more.This was awesome!”

  • “This was absolutely amazing!!! I didn’t add the bell peppers because my daughter doesn’t like them and I added a bit of cajun seasoning. This recipe is definately a keeper!!”

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