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Sliced potatoes with chunks of ham in a creamy casserole.
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5 from 24 votes

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Potato casserole with ham and cheese
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes medium sized
  • ½ onion
  • 2 cups ham ½ inch dice
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar and Jack cheese grated
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8 x 8" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel and thinly slice potatoes using a mandoline or sharp knife
    4 russet potatoes
  • Slice onion on mandoline
    ½ onion
  • Place a layer of potatoes in casserole dish
  • Add a layer of onions
  • Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of flour and ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • Top with 1 cup of ham and ½ cup of cheese
  • Repeat layers
  • Add a third layer of potatoes
  • Mix dijon mustard with a small amount of milk in a large glass measuring cup. Slowly add remaining milk, stirring as you add. Sprinkle in dried thyme. Pour milk mixture over prepared casserole.
    2 cups whole milk, 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Add remaining ½ cup of cheese
  • Cover with foil and place casserole dish on a baking sheet
  • Bake in preheated oven for one hour. Remove foil and continue baking for 30-45 minutes until top is browned, mixture is bubbly and potatoes are soft
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley, if desired

Notes

Tips:
  • Slice potatoes and onions evenly
  • Evenly distribute ingredients through each layer
  • Cover with foil before baking
  • After 1 hour, remove foil and continue baking for 30-45 additional minutes
  • Test to see if done by inserting a butter knife in the center. The potatoes should be soft and cooked through.
  • Bake on a baking sheet to help prevent a mess in your oven, if the casserole bubbles over
  • Allow dish to rest for 15 minutes before serving
 
If doubling recipe, increase baking time 30-45 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 2mg