Serves: 4-6 | Prep: 20 Min | Cook: 1 Hr 30 Min
This homey casserole is made from scratch and is ridiculously delicious! It is easy to prepare and classic comfort food. A crowd-friendly side dish and satisfying as a standalone main, too.
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
3 cup milk
salt and pepper
1 tablespoons butter (for sauteed onions)
3 medium onions (thinly sliced)
8 medium peeled and thinly sliced Russett potatoes
24 oz sliced ham (2 ham steaks cubed)
4 cups freshly grated mild cheddar
How to Make Homemade Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Then, butter a deep 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Step 3: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, stir in the flour and continue cooking for a minute.
Step 4: After a minute, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the milk. Return the pan to the heat and let the mixture simmer while stirring.
Step 5: Once the sauce thickened, remove the pan from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Step 6: Meanwhile, cook the onions in a skillet with melted butter until golden brown. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
Step 7: Spoon 1/3 of the white sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread the white sauce and top with half of the potatoes. Place half of the onions, ham, cheese, and 1/3 of the sauce on top. Spread and season with salt and pepper.
Step 8: Do the same layering for the rest of the ingredients ending with the cheese on top.
Step 9: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Step 10: Once done, remove from the oven and let it sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes so the sauce will thicken.
NOTE: I’d like to freshly grate the cheese for hot dishes because already shredded cheeses normally add a wax-like film, hence disturbing proper melting.