Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is a delicious country potato bake that has just the right amount of flavor with a great way to use left over ham. A perfect side dish, these casserole looks beautiful in presentation and tastes deliciously cheesy.
There are often side dish recipes that remind me of growing up. Watergate salad is absolutely one of them but scalloped potatoes is a close second. I can still remember my mom serving this up on the side of our plate and honestly, she needed no holiday to make it happen. Chicken and scalloped potatoes, steak and potatoes, even spam and scalloped potatoes- seriously it was one of her favorites.
Cheesy sliced potatoes with just the right amount of flavor were a staple on my plate, such a comfort food, but rarely did we add protein. This potato recipe, however, is a fantastic way to chop down and use all your left over Christmas ham without the guilt of it going to waste in the fridge.
For me personally potatoes are majorly filling and I don’t eat them as often as I want. To be perfectly honest, carbs go to my hips and make me sad.
All that said, sometimes its worth the extra calories, to kick low carb side dishes and keto recipes to the curb, and to seriously indulge in every tasty bite.
(other indulging potato recipes are Texas Cheese Fries, Mashed Potatoes *with cream cheese* and Cheesy Potato Casserole)
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Now you may be used to serving up potatoes au gratin, boiled, mashed, or even made out of hash browns. But these typical scalloped potatoes get a little modern update by the addition of ham.
Why Ham? For us, ham seems to sit in the fridge in a ball of foil for like 3 weeks after every holiday. Then sometime in January, when I am doing the old holiday food and recipe clean out, I discover it pushed in the back and gross. This year I am determined to find ham recipes to really help the ham not go to waste and this casserole bake is a product of that! I hope you enjoy! Super easy, out of this world yummy, and worth the wait to bake up, you will just love how this casserole fits nearly every table every night of the week.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but I recommend)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup frozen corn (keep frozen or thaw)
- 2 cups chopped ham
- 2 lbs potatoes, washed and sliced into 1/4″ rounds
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- Meal Prep for Scalloped Potatoes and Ham: I used a 2.5qt baking dish but you can easily use a square baking pan as well.
- What temperature to cook your scalloped potatoes on: Preheat oven to 350
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Bake
If you want to learn how to make scalloped potatoes and ham, you are in the right place. Because of the potatoes, this is a filling casserole bake that can practically be served as a main dish but covers as a hearty side. You may also be wondering what wine goes with ham and scalloped potatoes. MERLOT!
Now pour up a glass and let’s get baking some cheesy, crazy good scalloped potatoes and ham!
Grease casserole dish or square baking pan and set aside.
In a skillet, add butter, onion and garlic and heat over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until onions are soft.
Add flour, spices and milk.
Whisk and cook over medium high heat until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
Stir in ham and corn and heat an additional 2 minutes or until corn is heated through (especially if its frozen corn to start).
Remove from heat.
Line bottom of prepared baking dish with a layer of potatoes.
Add half of the corn mixture on top of the potatoes and half of the ham.
Repeat with another layer of potatoes, corn mixture and ham.
Top with a third layer of potatoes.
Top with cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 45-60 minutes or until center is heated through.
Let set 5 minutes before serving.
What goes with Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?
Make a perfect menu that compliments your potatoes with 2 veggie sides and some delicious protein.
Here are my suggestions for a full sustainable meal and delicious side dishes that you can be proud of.
While it never matters in your day to day cooking display, its always nice to have a reliable casserole dish that you can tote from house to house and looks great for serving.
My favorite casserole serving dishes are:
I have been trying to (slowly) collect all the beautiful Le Creuset dishes and serving items!
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