How to Make Homemade Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Whenever I make this scalloped potatoes and ham recipe, there are no leftovers.  My husband and son love it.  I try to steal a few bites before it’s eaten up as well.

We use russet potatoes when I make this and wash and peel the potatoes before slicing them with a mandolin.  The potato slices then go into a bowl of cold water until it’s time to assemble the dish.   When I use a small baking pan, it takes about 2 potatoes to make the dish.

This recipe makes a fully 8×8 pan full of scalloped potatoes and ham. You can place in a 9×13 pan for a thinner layered dish.

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Do You Have To Cook the Potatoes Before Peeling?

This recipe calls for raw potatoes, that have not been cooked.  You could cook the potatoes in advance in you wanted, but it is not necessary.

What Kind of Ham Do You Use?

We use left over ham from baking a ham at the holidays for this recipe, but you could used cooked ham steaks.  If you have left over ham, you can also make making a ham and bean soup or ham and potato soup

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How Thin Do you Slice the Potatoes?

We use a mandolin and slice them about 1/4″ to 1/2″ think.  They should be evenly sliced so they cook evenly in the oven.

What Type of Potatoes Do You Use For Scalloped Potatoes?

We prefer russet potatoes for their size and easy to bake. Not to mention they are cheaper and you can find them on sale often.

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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Love ham and potatoes? Make this homemade scalloped potatoes and ham recipe. Perfect to eat for a meal or serve a a side dish.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Regina Sober


  • 6 Tablespoon butter (4 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes 1/4" (about 4 large russet potatoes or 6 medium size)
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham


  • Preheat the oven for 375℉.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter.
  • Once melted, add the flour and once mixed well until the flour is incorporated, add the thyme, pepper, salt, onions and parsley.
  • Cook the rue for a minute to remove the flour taste.
  • Slowly add the milk and bring to the boil for 2 minutes.
  • In a greased 9×13 baking dish (or 2 smaller baking dishes), add a little bit of the milk sauce at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add a layer of sliced potatoes and then ham.
  • Top with half of the sauce and repeat layers.
  • Add small pieces of the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter on the top.
  • Cover the dish with foil (or the top if your dish has a oven safe top) and bake at 375℉ for 65-75 minutes, until the potatoes are almost soft.
  • Remove from the oven, remove the foil and add small cubes of the remaining butter and bake uncovered for 15-25 minutes until the potatoes are tender.


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baking scalloped potatoes


  • potatoes should be scrubbed washed and peeled
  • potatoes can be put in cold water while waiting to be peeled and slices can go back into the water to keep from discoloring.
  • you can add more or less ham to your tastes
  • make extra for a freeze ahead meal
Looking for a delicious potato recipe? Make this homemade scalloped potatoes and ham recipe. Perfect for a meal or side dish.

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