Warning: My homemade scalloped potato recipe is indulgent. If you’re looking for recipes that cut calories, this ain’t it. But it’s so good.
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Homemade Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
These easy scalloped potatoes with ham are a great way to use leftover ham or to make on those cold evenings when you’re really craving comfort food.
Ingredients for my easy scalloped potatoes:
The ingredients for these homemade scalloped potatoes are pretty basic. Butter, milk, flour, heavy cream, onion, chicken broth, diced ham. Oh, and CHEESE! Of course the cheese.
See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for measurements.
Also, you can make this scalloped potato recipe without using cheese – the cheese is added on top of the dish at the end – it is not nearly the same. There’s so much other dairy in the main part of the recipe that omitting the cheese topping probably won’t make any substantial difference in calorie content or how well someone who has trouble digesting dairy will tolerate it…that’s not something I factor in when I make a dish like this.
Substitutions: Homemade Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
You can make pretty easy substitutions with this recipe. The original recipe calls for thyme and parsley – you can switch out spices when making homemade scalloped potatoes based on what you have or what you like. You can also sub vegetable broth or turkey broth for the chicken broth. The flavors will be different but your consistency will be the same.
Finally, if you don’t want the ham in the scalloped potatoes and ham, you could substitute cooked chicken or turkey if you like. Ham is traditional and blends so well with the creamy flavors but no reason why you can’t use something else. If you want to make this easy scalloped potatoes recipe meat free, simply add extra potatoes. If you do this, you may need a bigger baking dish because the slices of potatoes can add bulk in a different way that the diced ham. Trial and error with recipe substitution is always fun for me so do what sounds good to make this recipe your own.
Use up leftover ham with this Easy Scalloped Potato Recipe
Or better yet, buy an extra large ham so you can make this! My family is pretty “meh” on leftover ham sandwiches but I rarely have leftovers when I make this scalloped potato recipe.