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Easy No-Fail Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

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I’m sure many of you have heard the saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” I’ve come to learn that this is very true, and every time I make my No-Fail Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, my own husband begs me repeatedly to make them for him all the time! That means it must be good!

No-Fail Scalloped Potatoes & Ham is a recipe that I have been making for many years. In fact it is something my family requests often, and is a dish that I have made on numerous occasions when hosting a holiday or special event. It’s a side dish that will definitely be the “star of the show” at any table it is served at.

Easy No-Fail Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Baked potatoes are one of my all time favorite side dishes, topped with just a little bit of cheese and a lot of butter. But I really wanted to find out how to make them WITHOUT the potato skins and this is what I discovered...

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced potatoes
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper
  • 1/8 garlic powder
  • 1/8 onion powder
  • 1 dried parsley
  • 1/4 pound cheddar cheese diced
  • 1 pinch paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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.
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If you’re looking for something a bit different when it comes to scalloped potatoes, this recipe is a great option. While the recipe calls for ham, you can use bacon instead if you prefer. Either way, you’ll be left with a dish that’s delicious and perfect to serve on Halloween, or any spooky occasion.

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