Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is the perfect pairing of meat and potatoes and a delicious twist on our favorite classic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe!  This potato casserole is a filling, family-pleasing dish that will help you use up any leftover ham.

It’s perfect alongside a homemade meatloaf or as an entree with a caesar salad!

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham in a roasting pan

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is so basic, needing only a few main ingredients. Russet potatoes are usually the standard recommendation for scalloped potatoes, but truly, any variety will do. I often use a thinner skinned white potato and skip the peeling!

Scalloped ham and potatoes is an easy main dish, there are two easy steps involved.

1. Start by making an easy white sauce

This sauce starts with a roux. Making a roux is not difficult (it just means a mixture of fat and flour) and produces a creamy white sauce. If you’d like, you can add cheese to the sauce (making this more like a Potatoes Au Gratin).

  • Cook diced onions in butter until tender.
  • Stir in the flour and cook briefly.
  • Turn heat to low and add the liquid a little bit at a time, stirring or whisking after each addition.

Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

2. Layer the Casserole & Bake

  • Peel & slice the potatoes and dice the ham (we use leftover copycat honey baked ham or Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze).
  • Layer potatoes, ham, and sauce in a 9×13 pan, cover and bake.
  • If you’d like, top with the shredded cheese for the last 15 minutes.

3. Rest & Serve

It’s best if this scalloped potatoes with ham casserole rest for 10-15 minutes before serving the same way you would with a lasagna recipe. This allows the potatoes to continue to soften and the sauce to set up so it’s not runny.

Uncooked shot of Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

What to Serve with Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Ham and scalloped potatoes are filling, we treat it like a dinner entrée. Creamy, starchy, and rich, scalloped potatoes with ham combines best with sides that are fresh and green or a side salad. Serve it with steamed broccoli or roasted green beans, lightly seasoned with a little balsamic vinegar or squeeze of lemon.

If you’re having guests, dress it up a little by serving it with wine! What wine goes with ham and scalloped potatoes? Don’t stress too much about red or white! When it comes to hearty, comfort food like cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham, either will do.

Cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham and ham is a rich, creamy dish, and will pair well with wines that a little on the sweeter side that have a pleasant acidity. Try with a white Riesling, Moscato, or Lambrusco.

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is a filling, family-pleasing dish that will help you use up any leftover ham, especially if you need to make it stretch to feed a crowd.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • cup butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 3 pounds white potatoes sliced about ⅛" thick
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked ham diced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13" pan and set aside.
  • Cook onion and butter over medium low until onion is tender. Add thyme and flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Turn heat to low and add milk a little bit at a time whisking between each addition. The mixture will thicken but as you continue adding and whisking, it will smooth out. Stir in chicken broth, salt and pepper bring to a boil and allow to boil 1 minute.
  • Place ⅓ of the potatoes topped with ⅓ of the ham and ⅓ of the sauce. Repeat layers ending with sauce on top.
  • Bake covered for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 25-35 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Add the cheese during the last 15 minutes if using.
  • Cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.


4.97 from 432 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 417 | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 1278mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 8.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Ham, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. This is by far the best scalloped potatoes and ham ever! Hubby exclaimed that this is definitely in his top five favourites! I think I’ll be buying ham steaks just to make this.5 stars

  2. Great recipe, the family loved it. I made two smaller casseroles, put one in the freezer, hope it works ok. Followed the recipe except I added some garlic powder, doubled the ham and white sauce, and cooked another 30-45 min longer. Prob more white sauce than needed, it was really creamy, but it was extra saucy for some green beans served on the side. It’s a keeper!!!5 stars

  3. I really enjoyed this recipe. Left over ham.
    made it for the family, they responded, 5 star mom !
    will make it again,
    thank you5 stars

  4. My wife said she was making SP&H before she left. She ended up running way behind so I decided to get busy or we would eat at midnight..found this very easy recipe, followed it exactly and the results were spectacular. We both loved it ~ gonna have to put this one on file.5 stars

  5. Really the best scalloped potatoes I have ever made. My husband and I loved them. I panicked when I saw the word roux, but it came out perfect! Making again tonight~ Thank you!5 stars

  6. We loved the casserole but for some reason it took way over the time stated. We cooked it for a little over 2 hours which is when the potatoes got tender. Next time we’re going to try setting the oven to 375 to see how that works. Thanks so much for the recipe.4 stars

  7. Delicious! I forgot how much work goes into making this dish – but dang, it was well worth it. So delicious! My hubs wanted to eat the entire thing in one sitting!5 stars

  8. I have made this recipe many times and the taste and consistency is delightful each time. I make it just as the recipe is written. All family members enjoy this dish.5 stars

  9. I have made this recipe many times and the taste and consistency is delightful each time. I make it just as the recipe is written. All family members enjoy this dish.5 stars

  10. I added fresh mushrooms, fresh sweet corn from 2 cobs & dried chives (didn’t have thyme) along with the other ingredients. It was a hit with everyone.5 stars

  11. Absolutely delicious but I am buying a mandolin slicer before I make this again! Lol but seriously this is a keeper recipe! 5 stars!5 stars

  12. I made this with the left over ham from Easter. I added shredded Colby Jack on top and let it melt for 10 minutes then broiled the cheese for a few minutes till golden brown. This was delicious and better than mom used to make!5 stars

  13. This made the most perfect Easter dinner along with some roasted asparagus! When I took it out of the oven I felt like the sauce was much thinner than I would like….but I discovered that it thickened up as it cooled and was just perfect. Will be making this again for sure!5 stars

  14. We absolutely loved this recipe! The flavor was perfect with my chicken fried steak, garlic butter green beans and salad. Thank you for sharing this recipe