Erin's Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

"Nice on a cold night."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Melt the butter over medium-low in a large deep pan.
  • Add chopped onions and cook until the onions are soft.
  • Add the flour and stir until the flour becomes frothy.
  • Add the half and half and milk 1/2 a cup at a time, stirring in between.
  • Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  • Add ham, stir.
  • Add potatoes and stir to coat.
  • Pour into a buttered baking dish and put into the oven at 400F for 45 minutes, covered.
  • Uncover after 45 minutes and continue baking at 400F for 20 minutes.

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  1. This was excellent!! I didn't have any half & half, so I just used still turned out great.
  2. My husband loved it,just thought it should have had twice the amount of ham.
  3. Awesome!!! I've been looking for a great scalloped potato recipe and this is definitely it! Didn't have all the half and half so used 2% milk and it turned out great. This is a versatile recipe that could even be made without the ham or for a change add in some chopped broccoli. Definitely one of my new favorite recipes. Thanks for posting it!
  4. Erin, I had a question before I prepared these potatoes as to whether or not this recipe was a side dish or a main course. I decided to double the ham and used it as a main course. However, this is a delicious recipe, whether used as a main course or a side. The potatoes were perfectly seasoned and tender. The ham added just the right balance to the dish. I omitted the cheese as I decided it would present too much. Delicious, Erin! Thank you for a wonderful meal!
  5. This was super yummy!! I tried making scalloped potatoes a few years back, but it was one of those cream of mushroom soup recipes, and it just wasn't edible. Finally decided to give scalloped potatoes a try again and boy am I happy I tried this recipe... it's fantastic!! Love the cayenne pepper kick, too. This is a winner!!


  1. I made this to take to a potluck where they were serving ham, so I left out the ham and added extra potato to make up the volume. I also just used milk instead of half-and-half, and sprinkled a bit of cheese on top for the last 15 minutes. The potatoes were so delicious with a lovely creamy sauce, everyone went back for seconds. Thanks for the recipe Erin!
  2. Excellent recipe. I doubled the amount of ham. I also substituted heavy cream for the half and half and increased the quantity of cream to 2 cups. Left out the cayenne pepper.


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