Creamy Scalloped Potatoes With Ham Recipe

Scalloped potato casserole
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    75 mins
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This scalloped potato casserole gets extra flavor and color from some diced ham, carrots, green onions, and celery. Cheese is added to the sauce to make a hearty side dish that will go with any meal. 

Bake these great tasting scalloped potatoes for an everyday meal or take them along to a potluck dinner.

Feel free to use fewer vegetables. Add a buttered bread crumb topping, if you'd like. See the tips for instructions.

What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds peeled potatoes, thinly sliced, about 6 to 8 cups sliced potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 6 green onions, with about 3 inches of green top, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

How to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; add celery, green onions, carrots, and ham.
  2. Sauté, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add flour, stirring until well blended.
  4. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups milk, stirring constantly.
  5. Continue cooking, constantly stirring, until mixture is bubbly; add 1 cup cheese.
  6. Cook until cheese is melted; add more milk if the mixture is very thick.
  7. In a 2-quart casserole, place a layer of the potatoes, a layer of sauce, then repeat layers. Bake at 325 F for 45 minutes; top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake for about 10 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted.

    Expert Tips

    • Combine 1 cup of soft bread crumbs with 2 to 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle the crumbs over the cheese topping.