I am lactose intolerant and this recipe uses non-dairy creamer instead of milk... we never missed the milk! Stir in milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a simmer while stirring. The sauce just sat on top and didn't go down into the potatoes for that creamy goodness we like.The taste was fine but it was dry because of the lack of sauce. These deliciously creamy ham and scalloped potato casserole recipe goes with almost every dinner and only requires 20 minutes of prep, followed by a slow bake in the oven - making this hearty side dish your perfect go-to recipe for potatoes. Was delicious needed 4 cups ham though 2 wasn't enough. Please see the disclaimer here. Layer 1/3 of the potato slices in the buttered casserole dish. Mix potatoes and ham in casserole; gently press down so surface is even. When I make it again I will do 3 to 4 cups of ham instead of two. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted. I substituted Swiss cheese for the Cheddar, left off the flour and used diced canned potatoes. Arrange half the potato slices in a layer in a greased, shallow baking dish. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. I also layered thin slices of ham between the potato layers instead of diced ham. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Uncover and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Casserole is an excellent way to use leftover holiday ham. Top with half the sauce, then repeat the layers. BTW, we skipped the onion (DH can't handle it) and it was still fantastic. Cook the onion 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown, before adding the flour. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the ham/onion mixture, then 1/3 of the cheese, then pour on 1/3 of the cream mixture. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in milk. Repeat for second layer. Top potatoes with salt, pepper, half the soup mixture, half the ham, and then half the cheese. Cover and bake 30 minutes. These deliciously creamy ham and scalloped potato casserole recipe goes with almost every dinner and only requires 20 minutes of prep, followed by a slow bake in the oven - making this hearty side dish your perfect go-to recipe for potatoes. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray and add in half the potato mixture. Just left some of my tastebuds unfulfilled. MORE+ This is what we call quick and easy comfort. Next time going to use real onion instead of dried to try and add just a bit more zip. Even my kids loved it who will not eat scalloped potatoes ever, Next time i will add cheese to the entire dish rather than just on top... From wisconsin we LOVE our cheese. DELICIOUS! Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving (sauce thickens as it stands). Don’t be put off by tradition, however—feel free to embellish these easy scalloped potatoes and ham with any topping you’d like, including cheese or breadcrumbs. They were very good. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. I cooked the sauce on stove as directed then placed everything in crock pot and cooked on high for about 4 hrs. Perhaps I thickened the sauce more than it should have been but I didn't even get it to a boil before I removed it from the burner because it was plenty thick. When sauce has thickened remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and set aside. Try these other recipes featuring leftover ham recipes: Mom’s Favorite Ham … If you like shepherd's pie this will be for you. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 65 minutes. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. I added 1/2 tsp pepper and it was perfect. In a small bowl, mix creamer and water until smooth. However I do think it would make the good filling for a pot pie but as a casserole I wasn't thrilled. Betty Crocker™ No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites, Betty Crocker™ Dessert Decorating & Specialty Products, Betty’s Best Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Collection. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. We love the ham in this dish. Using a mandoline or slicer, slice potatoes into 1/8-inch slices (very thin.) It will never curdle, thanks to the secret ingredient of powdered nondairy creamer. A 2-quart casserole will hold 8 cups; but its a good idea to leave some airspace at the top so the sauce won’t overflow inside the oven. DH can do dairy ok so the cheese put on the top at the end was only on half the pan. A typical 2-quart is a 8x8-inch glass baking dish, or you can use an oval ceramic baker—just pour some measured water into the pan to check the volume it will hold before using. I sprinkled sharp white cheddar over top, and served the casserole with steamed asparagus and hot biscuits! Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/scalloped-potatoes-n-ham-casserole Our altitude usually causes things to boil quickly. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Uncover; bake 40-50 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. This meal will be a regular on my menu! In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. The cheese melts and browns but doesn't infiltrate the entire dish. —Kathy M Johnson, Lake City, South Dakota, Scalloped Potatoes 'n' Ham Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a dish like scalloped potatoes and ham and au gratin potatoes, it’s simple—traditionally, the scalloped dish has a pure white sauce, but “au gratin” calls for the addition of grated Gruyere cheese.