Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is a delicious dish that pairs well with just about anything. What’s great about this scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is that you can consider it a main dish and just add a vegetable side dish to complete the meal.

Instant Pot Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

A lot of households choose to simply buy their scalloped potatoes from a box at the store, and while there is nothing wrong with that- it just doesn’t taste the same as homemade. Using a box of dried potatoes and powdered cheese mix doesn’t give you that same cheesy scalloped potato results as homemade.

Making homemade scalloped potatoes isn’t nearly as difficult as you may think. If you can slice a potato or stir a whisk, you can have a homemade dish with very little culinary skills needed. The hardest part is waiting for it to finish baking. -That melting cheese smell will have your nose in heaven as it bakes!

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Adding ham to your scalloped potatoes is optional, but ham and cheese are a star winning duo that pair well together. Adding a side of steamed broccoli could also have your tastebuds excited to take that next bite!

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What’s in Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?

  • 3-4 Large Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Tbs Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese * Divided
  • 2-3 slices of ham cubed or 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1 tsp Lawry’s Season Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 Tbs Butter
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch

How to make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?

  • Wash and Peel your potatoes
  • Slice Potatoes into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place in a bowl
  • Toss them with Garlic and set aside
  • In a saucepan set to medium heat, melt butter
  • In a separate bowl mix Cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk and stir
  • Add remaining whole milk and cream to melted butter and stir
  • Whisk cornstarch slurry into mixture and continue to stir over medium heat until thickened.
  • Add 1 cup of cheese and stir
  • Your sauce will continue thicken
  • Once the cheese has been completely added and your sauce is nice and thick, remove from heat.
  • Mix sauce with slice potatoes and cubed ham and stir
  • Place potatoes into a springform pan or a 2 tier pan
  • add 1 cup of water to your Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot
  • Place pan on trivet
  • Set to Manual High Pressure for 25 minutes with a 5 minute natural release
  • Sprinkle your remaining cheese over the top and place under the crisp lid at 350 degrees for 2 minutes. You can also choose to put it in your oven under broil for 1-2 minutes. Just watch it closely as the cheese melts quickly.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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What to make with Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?

These easy scalloped potatoes contain ham and in some homes that could make it a main meal, simply add a vegetable side dish and you’re good to go. Other great additions to the table could include roasted chicken, pork ribs, baked beans, or a cold green salad.

Can I freeze Scalloped Potatoes and Ham?

Potatoes are a very tricky thing to freeze so it’s not recommended to freeze this dish before cooking. When you freeze a raw potato the sugars inside it will cause the potatoes to turn purple/black and become rubbery. Very unappetizing. 

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

If after baking this dish, you’d like to freeze it, you can. But the potatoes may be slightly dry when its done heating up. You will have to keep an eye on it as it’s baking to avoid this potential issue. Two other suggested ways to heat up the dish without it becoming dry is to have it covered in foil as it bakes or top with a few slices of butter. Both can help the homemade scalloped potatoes to maintain some moisture.

How to cut Potatoes uniform

If you don’t happen to have a mandolin handy, cutting potatoes in uniform sizes could prove to be difficult. You have awkwardly shaped ovals rolling all over the place and a very sharp knife. In some cases, you may even have children acting as a distraction during the food prep. Here are some tips for cutting uniform potatoes.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Slice a thin vertical chunk off of your potato so that it can lay flat on your cutting board.

Now start cutting horizontal slices of the potato. You’ll notice that the potatoes are sticky (thanks to the starches) and want to stick to your cutting knife. You can use this to your advantage by leaving them on the side of your knife and having them act as a ruler for cutting the next slice, and so on until it’s done.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is a delicious dish that pairs well with just about anything. What’s great about this scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is that you can consider it a main dish and just add a vegetable side dish to complete the meal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Large Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Tb Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese *Divided
  • 2-3 Slices of Ham or 1 Cup Cubed Ham
  • 1 tsp Lawrys Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 Tbs Butter
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch

Instructions

  1. Wash and Peel your potatoes
  2. Slice Potatoes into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place in a bowl
  3. Toss them with Garlic and set aside
  4. In a saucepan set to medium heat, melt butter
  5. In a separate bowl mix Cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk and stir
  6. Add remaining whole milk and cream to melted butter and stir
  7. Whisk cornstarch slurry into mixture and continue to stir over medium heat until thickened.
  8. Add 1 cup of cheese and stir
  9. Your sauce will continue thicken
  10. Once the cheese has been completely added and your sauce is nice and thick, remove from heat.
  11. Mix sauce with slice potatoes and cubed ham and stir
  12. Place potatoes into a springform pan or a 2 tier pan
  13. add 1 cup of water to your Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot
  14. Place pan on trivet
  15. Set to Manual High Pressure for 25 minutes with a 5 minute natural release
  16. Sprinkle your remaining cheese over the top and place under the crisp lid at 350 degrees for 2 minutes. You can also choose to put it in your oven under broil for 1-2 minutes. Just watch it closely as the cheese melts quickly.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 727 Total Fat: 44g Saturated Fat: 25g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 156mg Sodium: 1270mg Carbohydrates: 50g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 34g
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