Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes & Ham


So this last couple days, we had the privilege of having my husband’s brother and his family stay with us, and it gave me the privilege to kind of spoil them with food, since cooking is kind of my thing! We started off their stay with homemade cinnamon rolls and meatball calzones and ended with cheesy scalloped potatoes and ham, and while they enjoyed it all, I have to say the biggest hit (and simplest to make) was the potatoes!!! Soooooo simple, it takes a few minutes to prep, but then you can toss it in the oven and let it cook away, it’s a beautiful thing!! Sadly, I did not get a picture!!!! It was such a huge hit with EVERYONE that I am sure I will be making it again very soon, and I will update with a picture!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Butter

3 Tbsp Flour

1 Tsp Salt

1/8 Tsp Pepper

2 Cups Milk

1 8oz block, or 2 Cups Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

6 Cups peeled & Thinly Sliced potatoes

Approx 1 lb ham, cut into small chunks

 

First,  preheat oven to 350, and prep your pan. I have used both a cast iron dutch oven as well as a glass cake pan, both work great, but my personal favorite is the cast iron. If using cast iron, allow pan to preheat in oven as well, and spray with cooking spray before pouring in potatoes & ham. If you are not using cast iron, simply grease your pan and set aside.

Next, prep your ham & potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.

Melt your butter in a medium saucepan, and whick in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add in  milk. Bring to a coil on medium heat, stirring continually to avoid scorching milk. once boiling, cook for approximately 2 minutes, or until thickened.

Turn heat off, add cheese and stir until melted. Pour cheese mixture over the ham & potatoes and mix until everything is pretty well coated.

Pour into preheated cast iron dutch oven or greased cake pan, and bake, covered for 50 – 60 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 20-30 minutes until tender.

I guarantee these will be a smash hit with your family!

If you make these, or a variation of these, I would LOVE to hear about it! Please leave me a comment below, and I will be sure to check it out!!

Until next time, Jenn ❤

 

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