Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I was thumbing through the family cookbook and found a couple variations for scalloped potato's..I referred to both recipes and tweek'ed it a bit. This is a large recipe that I use for party's as a dish to pass, etc. But can be easily scaled down. I prefer to leave the skins on, but it's up to you, tastes great either way.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, chive and onion
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 3 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled, divided
- 1 lb ham, diced and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 12 idaho potatoes, peeled, sliced thick
- 1 onion, sliced thin
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- combine cream cheese, broth and milk in saucepan and heat to a boil, stirring constantly. remove from heat when cream cheese is melted.
- reserve 1/4 of bacon.
- In a large size baking or casserole dish, layer half each of potato's, onions, ham, bacon, and 3/4 cup cheddar, repeat and top with the sauce, cover with oven safe lid, or foil.
- bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 -2 hours or until potato's are fork tender.
- remove cover, top with remaining cheddar cheese and remaining bacon and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and browned to perfection.
Actually made this for a neighbor couple to take to a potluck here in our mobile home park (she'd hurt her hand the other day & won't be able to use it much for about a week), so some of the neighbors have been helping her out! Anyway, the recipe was made as given, & was one very popular dish on the serving table! I was near the end of the line & there was hardly any of it left, so I figure that rates it at the top! I'll certainly be making this again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars recipe tag]
I made half the recipe, skipped the bacon but used the ham. I liked the add-in of cream cheese and no flour. This was served with a green salad to make a complete meal. Thanks for posting Uncle 12. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2011.
I don't want to rate this poorly because I think that the problem was my fault. However, I thought I'd share my experience to help others avoid what happened to my total disaster! I did not have the spreadable chive cream cheese so I used a box of cream cheese and added dried chives and onion. I also used low fat half and half. I did everything else as directed. My cream cheese never melted even after several minutes of boiling. When I poured it over the top of the casserole I got clumps of cream cheese on the top. It baked up into a strange ugly mess. We threw out the whole thing. I don't know if any of this does make a difference but I wanted to save another in case they try my substitutions too. I'll probably try again some time cause I love love love ham and potatoes.