This Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is one of the best you will make! It has layers of tender potatoes and ham that are coated in a delicious onion cream sauce. It is sure to become a favorite comfort food dinner! Great for when you have leftover ham.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9x13 pan with 1 tablespoon softened butter.
Peel and slice the potatoes to ⅛ inch thick using a mandolin, v-slicer, or food processor with ⅛ inch slicing blade. Place in a bowl and toss with ½ cup cream to coat. This will help slow the potatoes browning while you make the sauce.
In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes, so they soften and slightly brown. Add the garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper and stir for 1 minute..
Sprinkle in the all purpose flour and stir around the pan for about 1 minute.
Whisk in the chicken broth and cream. Add in the cubed cream cheese.Simmer for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
Time to layer the scalloped potatoes in the buttered 9x13 dish:1 cup of onion cream sauce across the bottom.Top with a layer of potatoesSpread a generous cup of onion cream sauce across the potatoes.Sprinkle on half the hamTop with another layer of potatoesSpread a generous cup of onion cream sauce across the potatoes.Top with remaining hamLayer the remaining potatoesUse all the remaining sauceFinish with 2 cups of cheese.
Press down on the dish so it all lays flat in the pan.
Cover the pan tightly with foil and place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet to catch spills. I can almost promise it will boil over slightly in the oven.Pro Tip: Spray the underside of the foil with non-stick spray to prevent the cheese from sticking to the foil.
Bake for 70 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 30 minutes until you can slide a knife into the center of the dish without resistance.
Let the scalloped potatoes cool for 20 minutes before serving. When it comes out the oven it will be SUPER bubbly, a little soupy, and crazy hot. It will thicken and settle as it cools.
Serve scooped onto plates for individual servings. Goes great with a green salad and dinner rolls.
Recipe Tips to Remember:
Spray the underside of your foil with non stick spray so it doesn't pull all the cheese off the top.
Use fresh shredded cheese! It melts creamier.
Slightly brown the onions for more flavor.
Wait and add the garlic when you add the salt and pepper, it keeps the flavor a little stronger.
Make sure you calculate "resting time" in your total preparation time. The sauce is like molten lava when it comes out of the oven!
Test the potatoes for doneness at the end of the cooking time by sliding a knife into the center of the dish.