Ingredients

How to make it

  • Generously butter an 11x7 glass baking dish (or a 10” deep dish glass pie dish works, too) – glass is preferred because it will give you a nice browned, crusty bottom, top and sides of casserole when cooked.
  • Peel cooled potatoes and dice into bite size pieces (or leave the skin on, which is how we prefer it).
  • Place diced potatoes into buttered baking dish.
  • Add ham cubes and toss together.
  • Prepare sauce by melting the 4 TB butter in medium pan; use a whisk to stir in the flour, seasonings and chicken base.
  • Bring this to a gently simmer, whisking continually.
  • When it simmers, remove pan from heat and gradually whisk in the half-and-half until well blended.
  • Return pan to medium/medium low heat and add the cheeses.
  • Continue to whisk the mixture until the cheese is melted completely and incorporated into the sauce.
  • Adjust seasonings, if needed - but not before this point, as the cheeses will add quite a bit of salt. Keep in mind that the ham will add saltiness to the sauce, too.
  • Pour the sauce over the potatoes and ham; top with about 8 thin slivers of butter.
  • Bake at 425° for 30 to 45 minutes, until top is bubbling and browned in spots. I just watch it, and when it has lots of good "crusty brown" areas, I take it out of the oven. It really depends on your oven and the heat. When I am baking it with other dishes, I may need to reduce the heat, so it requires a bit more time to brown up. It doesn't HAVE to brown up, we just like the crustiness and texture of that! Remember, all the ingredients are already cooked through, so you are basically just heating it and letting the flavors blend...
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  • lovebreezy 1 year ago
    This is the link for the IMI review by Michellem: Scalloped Red Potatoes And Ham
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  • ageekymom 5 years ago
    This sounds like a hug. I will have to try it soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    HOW on earth did I miss this one??? LOL On my menu next week!
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  • momo_55grandma 6 years ago
    This is defenitely a great recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Yummmm..this dish gets a perfect 5 from me. My entire family loved it and it was delicious. The only problem was there are no leftovers. Thank you Krum this will be added to the family recipe file. Oh...Kryshawna said it must be another good recipe from sweet Krumkake..HA..I thought you would like like that!!
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    " It was excellent "
    conner909 ate it and said...
    Hi Krum! I don't know what happened to the comments I made for this recipe! I'll try to reconstruct...ha! 3 hours after you had posted this recipe, I had pulled out some red potatoes from the fridge, and also a slice of ham, and decided just to check this site for a recipe...lo and behold I clicked on yours immediately! Just so happens I had some imported Gruyere cheese left over from another recipe...imported, as I had read that the domestic Gruyere was just not nearly as flavorful...to make a long story short, I rated this recipe a 5 as both my husband and I really enjoyed it and I'll make it again...the secret, as you know, is in the cheese and the chicken base! Thanks so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Comfort food. Yum. Glad to see you.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds like an excellent recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Looks yummy, will be making this just love potatoes and ham.
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Comfort food all the way....Nice to see you, hope you're feeling better.....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    This sounds and looks delicious. I about fell out of my chair when I saw your recipe on my food page! It's just like old times. Im printing this recipe and making it soon!! Thanks!
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    sounds so good!!! hope you are ok
    jett
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