Creamy Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"This is a recipe from my first Betty Crocker cookbook (1972 version), that I still use and love. It's pure comfort food. The ham is my own addition and I sometimes add cheese. Feel free to adapt it to your own family's tastes."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (359.9 g)
  • Calories 335.2
  • Total Fat - 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.7 mg
  • Sodium - 526.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 11.9 g
  • Calcium - 142.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wash, peel and thinly slice potatoes to measure about 4 cups.

Step 2

Melt butter over low heat.

Step 3

Add flour and seasonings, stirring continuously until thick and bubbly.

Step 4

Remove from heat, add milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Continue cooking 1 minute after sauce comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Place potatoes in a greased 2 quart casserole in 2 layers (save a few for a final layer)and top each with onions and ham. Top with saved potatoes.

Step 6

Stir sauce and pour over casserole. Lift layers with fork to let the sauce run through layers and dot with butter.

Step 7

Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake 1 hour or until tender.

Step 8

Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Except for adding a little cheese to the sauce, I made this as written. We lobed the added ham it was such a delicious change. Served as a side last night the family really loved this.


review by:
(24 Sep 2015)


That is what I know as scalloped potatoes. Perfect. Mom used to add ham too. Nice recipe!


review by:
(17 Feb 2013)


We loved this casserole and the potatoes were really tasty cooked with the ham. A great comfort food for my family, who really liked it!


review by:
(16 May 2012)


This was just what I was looking for to use up my leftover ham. Comforting and delicious. We loved the addition of the ham!


review by:
(10 Apr 2012)


"Pure comfort food" really does describe this dish. My hubby has been on the road so much lately, eating out, and he was overjoyed to eat this - home cooking at its best. I made 1 1/2 recipes and baked it in my 9x13 pan. I am guessing that cheese would be great however it is wonderful in the buttery, onion-scented white sauce. Served with green beans it made for a wonderful fall dinner. Thanks Deely.


review by:
(13 Nov 2011)

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