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Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

This Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or holiday gatherings. It’s hearty, satisfying, and so delicious that everyone will be asking for seconds.

Scalloped potatoes have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, it was a dish my mom would make on special occasions, and the whole family would eagerly gather around the table. The smell of the creamy sauce bubbling away in the oven was enough to make our mouths water. Now, I’ve added a twist with savory ham to make it even more irresistible and a bit more filling, perfect for a complete meal.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and the magical way it transforms humble ingredients into a dish that’s both elegant and comforting. The combination of creamy potatoes and smoky ham, all enveloped in a cheesy sauce, makes this dish a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones.

Recipe Summary

Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is a deliciously creamy, cheesy dish featuring layers of tender potatoes and savory ham, baked to perfection. This comforting, hearty recipe is ideal for family dinners or special occasions, offering a simple yet elegant meal that everyone will love.

Exciting Story

The first time I made this Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham for my husband, he couldn’t believe how something so simple could taste so amazing. It quickly became one of his favorite dishes, and now it’s a staple in our household. Every time I make it, he insists on inviting friends over to share, and without fail, they always ask for the recipe. There’s something truly special about sharing a dish that brings so much joy and comfort.

Why This Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?

Selling Points:

  • Simple Ingredients: Uses basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
  • Comforting and Hearty: A perfect balance of creamy, cheesy, and savory flavors.
  • Versatile: Great for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or holiday gatherings.

Ingredients

For the Scalloped Potatoes and Ham:

  • 6 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

How to Make Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

1. Prepare the Ingredients:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
  • Dice the ham and chop the onion.

2. Make the Cheese Sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Cook until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried thyme.

3. Layer the Ingredients:

  • In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, arrange half of the sliced potatoes.
  • Top with half of the diced ham.
  • Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes and ham.
  • Repeat with the remaining potatoes, ham, and cheese sauce.

4. Bake:

  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown.

5. Serve:

  • Let the dish cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
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