Easy No-Fail Scalloped Potatoes and Ham


  • 4 cups peeled and sliced potatoes
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ pound Cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Layer half the potatoes, half the ham, and half the onion in an 2-quart baking dish; repeat the layers.

Heat milk, flour, butter, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes.

Stir Cheddar cheese into sauce until cheese is melted.

Pour sauce over potato and ham mixture; sprinkle with paprika.

Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

Remove foil and continue baking until lightly browned, about 15 minutes more.