Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham ~ a comforting side dish or main course, and a great way to use up leftover holiday ham! 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 304 kcal
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  • 1 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 lbs gold potatoes about 6 medium
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups ham diced
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese grated (heaping tbsps)


  1. Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Grease a shallow 2 to 2½-quart baking dish with softened butter.

  2. In a saucepan set over low heat, combine half-and-half, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook until bubbles just begin to form around edges of pan. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Peel and slice the potatoes very thinly; pat dry with paper towels. Layer ⅓ of the potato slices in prepared baking dish. Pour ⅓ of the half-and-half mixture, ½ cup grated cheddar, ½ cup diced ham, and 1 heaping tablespoon Parmesan. Repeat layers two more times.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until potatoes are completely tender when you insert a thin knife in the center. If surface is browned but potatoes are not tender after an hour, you may cover with foil and continue baking until potatoes are done to your liking. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you have a mandoline slicer, it is recommended for cutting the potatoes, as it will produce very thin slices of the same thickness, which promotes even cooking.

Potato slices will start to brown if exposed to the air too long, so if you're not assembling the dish immediately, you may put the potato slices in a bowl of cool water to prevent browning. Drain and pat dry before proceeding with recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 807mg35%
Potassium 733mg21%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 262mg26%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.