Do you have leftover ham? Do you want to want to make an inexpensive, dare I say cheap hearty meal? Scalloped potatoes and ham is the way to go.
If you have never tried making easy scalloped potatoes and ham you are missing out on an easy one-dish meal your whole family will enjoy. This dish is super easy to make, and it is a great way to use leftover ham or even leftover sausage. I have made this same dish with smoked sausage and thought it was amazing. I like to make this dish with Russet potatoes, the starchy nature of this particular potatoes means that the final dish will be thick and so creamy. There is nothing better than some bits of ham in the cheesy sauce along with tender potatoes. I cut all of the potatoes into a 3/8 slice. I used my Oxo Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer. It is important to be sure to cut the potatoes evenly, so they bake evenly.
For this recipe, my preference on the cheese is Gruyere, Emmentaler, or even Jarlsberg. You can use any cheese that is mild in flavor and melts easily.
Ways to Upgrade this scalloped potatoes and ham
- When you rub the butter on the pan, rub a couple pieces of garlic that have been peeled and chopped in half on the pan. The garlic flavor adds a lot to this recipe.
- Add some thinly sliced onions to the potato layer for extra flavor
- Smoked Gouda tastes wonderful in this dish
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Easy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
It's so easy to make this potato side dish, you will never need to buy a box of potatoes again.
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 2 pounds potatoes sliced
- salt and pepper
- 8 ounces ham
- 8 ounces Gruyere shredded
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Add a layer of sliced potatoes, and then lightly season the potatoes with salt and pepper. Add some of the ham pieces, and a light sprinkling of cheese.
Repeat the layers until you run out of potatoes. Pour the heavy cream into the dish, make sure the top layer of the potatoes are covered. You may need to add more cream than listed. Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.