Use up some leftover ham to make the best Scalloped Potatoes ever! Just like my Mom.
These potatoes are the ones that my Mom made growing up. Not only are they amazing but they are ridiculously easy to make – you need some basic ingredients. And since most people have leftover ham after the holidays, this recipe is perfect to whip up with some of those leftovers. You’ll love the cheesiness, the salt from the ham and the thinly sliced potatoes. It makes for the trifecta of ingredients.
To Make This Scalloped Potatoes Recipe, You’ll Need:
You don’t need to have a lot of things on hand or any fancy skills to make scalloped potatoes. The thing that takes the longest is peeling those darn potatoes! Get your kids involved and teach them how to do some of the kitchen skills. To get started, here’s what you need:
- cheddar cheese
- potato peeler (an apple peeler/corer can be used for this too!)
- 9×13 pan
Note: Some people like to use a mandolin to thinly slice potatoes. It can make the potatoes really uniform … but you need to be careful not to slice your fingers while using one! Have you used a mandolin before?
How to Make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
For this version of cheesy scalloped potatoes, you will start by making a roux. What is a roux, you ask? A roux is a smooth paste, made from flour fried in fat, that is added to sauces, soups or gravy to make them thick, smooth and rich. In this recipe you melt butter, then add flour and milk to it to make a sauce to layer in with the other ingredients. Once the potatoes are peeled and sliced, the roux is made, it’s just a matter of layering all of that goodness together.
First potatoes, then cheese, then ham and the roux. You’ll repeat that a few times, ending with cheese on top.
I love every bite of scalloped potatoes but I especially love the crispy parts. Removing the tin foil at the end makes it so that those crispy parts come up. The cheese, the potatoes, the ham, mmmmmm.. really these are just so darn good.
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The Best Scalloped Potatoes EVER
- ¾ c ham cut in small cubes
- 8-10 medium potatoes
- ¼ c butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 ½ c milk
- 2 c cheddar cheese shredded
- salt and pepper
- Peel potatoes, and slice thinly.
- Melt butter, and mix with flour and milk.
- In greased 9X13, place 1 layer of potatoes; top with ⅓ of cheese, ½ of ham, ⅓ liquid mixture, light salt and pepper.
- Repeat 2 times, finishing with cheese.
- Cover with foil and Bake at 375 for 1 ½ hrs, or until potatoes are soft.
- Remove foil last 15 minutes.