Pioneer Woman's Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Great Use for Holiday Leftovers

Here’s a delicious and easy recipe for that leftover holiday ham: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham.

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy cheesy sauce loaded with ham. Great use for leftover ham.


This month, my fellow bloggers in the Cookbook Club Reviewers are making recipes and  blogging about The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond.

Around here, Ree Drummond is referred to as “Charlie’s Mama” since we have a few of her children’s books. Mom and son library books:

ree drummond books

Of course, J likes both her story books and her cook books. Luckily this Charlie book has a recipe at the end which we made and enjoyed immensely.

But the rest of this blog is about Scalloped Potatoes and Ham and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays . Just look at the cheesy hammy goodness.

Pioneer Woman's Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

She raves about how much her children enjoy this dish. My son loves cheese sauce, potatoes and ham. Plus the recipe was from Charlie’s Mama! Slam dunk, right? Unfortunately, Sir Snubs A Lot didn’t like everything mixed together. Seriously, kid? I even left the onions out just for him! Once I separated out the ham he ate it all and we agreed it was Dee-lish-ous!

And it is simple to make: saute onions, whip up an easy cream sauce then layer some thinly sliced potatoes, cheese and ham in a casserole dish:

Potatoes Cheese and ham in casserole

pour on the cream sauce:

Scalloped Potatoes with ham before

then bake until bubbly and golden brown:

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham baked

A scrumptious way to use up leftover ham from Easter or Christmas.

In addition to the Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, I also made the Perfect Cream Scones (plain as well as Lemon Rosemary Scones and Maple Bacon Scones). All 140 of the recipes in the book looked incredible, with gorgeous step by step photos. As well as photos of her ranch and family and dogs. And humor on every page. Seriously, even if you don’t make a single recipe this is still a great read.

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time1 hour
Total time1 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Meat Dishes, Potatoes, Side Dish
Region American
From book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy cheesy sauce loaded with ham. Great use for leftover ham.


  • 4 tablespoons butter (plus extra for greasing the pan)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2lb russet or Yukon gold potatoes (scrubbed clean and sliced VERY thin)
  • 2 cups cooked ham (diced)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • chopped parsley (optional)


Delicious use for leftover ham.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 2 quart baking dish.
In a large skillet sauté the diced onions in the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over the onions, whisk together and continue cooking for approximately 2 minutes until light brown.
Whisk the milk and cream into the onions and cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add pepper.
In the greased baking dish, layer half of the sliced potatoes and half of the diced ham. Sprinkle half the cheese on top and pour on half of the sauce. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 -20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with parsley sprinkled on top.


Until next time, happy eating.

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13 thoughts on “Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Great Use for Holiday Leftovers”

  1. I would have to keep onions out of this too since my oldest son doesn’t care for them. This actually sound wonderful and our family loves to eat almost anything made with potatoes. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
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