Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Today I have for you nothing but a classic; scalloped potatoes. These have been around almost forever and chances are many of you have eaten them at least once. If you are not familiar with this dish scalloped potatoes are basically sliced potatoes with a creamy sauce that are baked. Scalloped potato recipes are usually with or without ham, this recipe uses ham. It also uses vegetables such as green peppers and onion. This can either be a side dish or can serve as a main course by itself. It is very filling but if you have a large family you might want to double the recipe. Try and slice the potatoes decently thin or they will take longer to cook. This recipe is very simple and the prep only takes about 20 minutes then the oven does the rest. During the last few minutes of baking, you can top the dish with cheddar cheese if desired. Enjoy.
½ cup butter
½ cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
3 cups ham (cubed)
1 large green pepper (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 cups potatoes (pared and sliced thinly)
Additional cheddar cheese (for topping, optional)

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt ½ cup butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Mix in flour, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended. Cook while stirring for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Return to heat and cook until thickened and bubbly.
Step 2: Stir in ham, green pepper, onion and ½ cup cheddar cheese. Stir gently until mixed well.
Step 3: Add potatoes into a well grease 13×4″ baking dish. Pour milk/ham mixture over sliced potatoes and gently mix. Cover with aluminum foil.
Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove aluminum foil and continue baking for 1 hour. During the last few minutes of cooking top with additional shredded cheddar cheese (optional).
(Makes 6 Servings)


17 Responses to “Scalloped Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Hope — September 17, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    My mom used the make the scalloped potatoes from a box. =) But it was always my favorite potatoe dish! I absolutely can’t wait to make this!!

  2. Bryan — September 17, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    gotta love the classics

  3. stasi — September 18, 2009 @ 5:33 am

    🙂 your recipe does not say anything about adding the POTATOES….

  4. Bobby — September 18, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    stasi – Thanks for pointing that out! I will fix it right away. Sorry.

  5. Kevin — September 19, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    Those potatoes look good! I like the ham and peppers in it.

  6. Natalie — September 26, 2009 @ 9:02 am

    Sounds so easy to make! I’m going to try it this weekend.
    Thank you!
    Natalie :0)

  7. Kristal — October 27, 2009 @ 5:57 am

    I made these a few weeks ago. I have tried so many different scalloped potatoes recipes. This one? Best.Scalloped.Potatoes.Ever.
    Thank you for the recipe! I am going to make them again tomorrow.

  8. Julie — November 3, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    I,m trying tonight sounds delish, and the recipe has you adding the potatoes in step 3

  9. Sae — December 9, 2009 @ 4:29 am

    can i use sausages instead?

  10. Bobby — December 9, 2009 @ 8:07 am

    Sae – Yes you could, precooked of course.

  11. Erika — January 24, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    I hadn’t had scalloped potatoes in years. These were a little different from what I’ve had in the past but very good.

  12. Sue Chef — February 14, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    I am making this dish right now and when I’m done I’ll be back for a review.

  13. Sue Chef — February 14, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    My family loves it! I had to double the recipe which required a little more cooking time, but it was delicious! Thanks!!!

  14. Bobby — February 14, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    Sue Chef – I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  15. E — March 29, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Do you think these will freeze well?

  16. Bobby — March 29, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    E – I have never tried freezing them but you can try it. Please let us know the results if you do decide to give it a try.

  17. J. King — October 27, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    I am trying for first time for my Church. Hope it is GOOD. Will let you know after tomorrow.

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