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Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe

When I want to prepare Scalloped potatoes and ham meals that everyone will like, I turn to this simple Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe which is a traditional Southern dish (or potato gratin as others may call it). They will always go for seconds, if not even thirds.

These Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are the ideal meat-and-potatoes combination with a tasty twist! It’s a hearty, family-friendly recipe that’ll help you get rid of any leftover ham.

What Does “Scalloped” In Scalloped Potatoes Mean?

Because that’s what they are. To “scallop”, or “escallop” is from the Old French escalope and has the meaning to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top or to bake with milk or a sauce.

Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe
Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Thin Sliced Potatoes – I used Russet (Idaho) Potatoes, you can use any type of potatoes: yellow or red. To make it easier, you can use a mandoline slicer
  • Ham – you can use any type of cooked ham. A perfect way to use up some of the leftover Easter ham.
  • Butter
  • Milk – this recipe works perfectly with 2% milk (in the US) or regular milk (you can use low-fat milk too if preferred)
  • Flour
  • Cheese grated cheddar cheese works perfectly for this Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham or a combination of grated mozzarella and cheddar add a bit of richness and a lot of flavors too. This Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe has to be cheesy.
  • Dried Herbs – I love the taste when adding dried parsley and chives

What Kind Of Potatoes Should I Use For The Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe?

You may use either Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes in this Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe. Because russet potatoes have the greatest starch, they provide the creamiest sauce. Yukon Gold, on the other hand, keeps its form best and has a great buttery texture, but the sauce will be thinner.

Peel the potatoes and thinly slice them to about 1/8-inch thick. To make this procedure fast and simple, I prefer to use a mandoline slicer, although a sharp knife would do. Just make sure that all of the slices are the same thickness so that they all cook at the same time.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

  1. Prepare your potatoes by washing them (and peeling them if desired) and slicing them thinly (approximately 1/8 inch) or using a mandolin slicer. Toss them in a basin with some diced cooked ham. Season them with salt and pepper and mix them well.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add the flour and mix until smooth. Whisk in the shredded cheese as well. Add milk gradually and bring to a boil. season with salt and pepper, and then add some dried herbs. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 375F/ 190C.
  4. Prepare a 13 by 9-inch baking dish by greasing it with butter. Spread half of the potato and ham mixture equally in the baking dish. Add half of the sauce on top. Add the remaining potato mixture to the tray and pour the remaining sauce over it, making sure the whole surface is covered.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for almost 70 minutes at 375°F/190°C, or until potatoes are soft (check them with a fork, if you can easily pierce them, they are done)
  6. Remove from the oven, remove the foil, top with a handful of shredded cheese, and a pinch of dry herbs, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, uncovered, until brown and bubbling.
Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe
Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

If you’re wondering what to serve with Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a plethora of delectable possibilities!

We serve the Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham as a supper entrée because they are so satisfying. They go best with fresh, green sides or a side salad since they’re creamy, starchy, and rich. With steamed broccoli or roasted green beans, delicately seasoned with balsamic vinegar or a splash of lemon. You may also serve them with the following:

Can I Store My Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham In The Fridge?

Yes, to store Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, first cool them to room temperature. Transfer them to an airtight container (or keep them in their baking dish), then cover with a paper towel before covering with plastic wrap. In the refrigerator, they will survive 3-4 days.

Storing Tips:

  • Any surplus moisture in the container will be absorbed by the paper towel, preventing the Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham from becoming overly soggy.
  • Removing your Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham from the refrigerator to room temperature prevents condensation from forming in the container (which would also lead to soggy potatoes).
  • Don’t keep the Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham out at room temperature for more than two hours; it will begin to grow nasty germs beyond that time.

How To Reheat The Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

  • In The Oven: Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). To avoid excessive browning, drizzle some milk over the potatoes and cover the baking dish with foil. Cook for another 20-30 minutes, removing the foil for the final 5 minutes of cooking.
  • In The Microwave: If your Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham isn’t already in a microwave-safe dish, scoop them into one. Using a moist paper towel, cover the dish. Use 50% power to slowly heat the creamy sauce. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, with a 10-second gap in between, until well hot.
  • In The Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 300°F (150°C) while removing the Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham from the refrigerator. Place in a heat-resistant dish. Alternatively, you may lay it inside the air fryer on a piece of foil. Heat for a total of 4-5 minutes.
Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe
Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Slice the potatoes to about 1/8-inch thick, keeping them all uniform so that they cook in the same amount of time. A hand-held mandolin slicer makes this task very quick and easy, but a sharp knife will also work!
  • Use leftover baked ham from a previous meal, or purchase a package of diced ham from the grocery store. I do not recommend using thinly sliced deli ham.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes work best for these Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes since they are high in starch and therefore yield a creamy sauce.
  • All of the ingredients in these scalloped potatoes are naturally gluten-free — just double-check the brands of ham, cheese, and butter that you’re using to make sure that there’s no sneaky gluten in there
  • Try different types of cheese instead of the cheddar. For instance, Gruyere, Gouda, and Swiss are great, too.
  • Add herbs such as fresh thyme.
  • A dash of grated nutmeg is a classic addition to a sauce, or spice it up with cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, or just a bit of ground black pepper.

FAQ Section

Can You Make This Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you may save time by making these Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham dishes ahead of time, particularly if you’re going to serve them around the holidays. We all know how valuable oven space is over the holidays, so the best way to save it is to prepare it ahead of time.

Can I Freeze The Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

Yes, if you’re planning to keep them for longer than 2-3 days before serving them, these Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham dish can be frozen once it has cooled down. They can be frozen for up to a month. However, I do not recommend freezing your Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, since the texture of the potatoes will be mushy when thawed, and the sauce may “crack” or split.

Why Is My Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes Still Hard?

To soften your Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham at any time, boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes before slicing (or microwave the potatoes for a few minutes) and they will be just right after 60 minutes in the oven covered.

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Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 263
  • Total Fat 17.7g
  • Saturated Fat 10.9g
  • Cholesterol 60.4mg
  • Sodium 181.9mg
  • Potassium 316.8mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19.1g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.4g
  • Sugars 3.5g
  • Protein 7.3g
  • Vitamin A 13%
  • Vitamin C 6.4%
  • Calcium 12.1%
  • Iron 3.1%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes And Ham Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 25 minutesCook time:1 hour 15 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 40 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:263 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

When I want to prepare Scalloped potatoes and ham meals that everyone will like, I turn to this simple Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes and Ham traditional Southern dish (or potato gratin as others may call it). They will always go for seconds, if not even thirds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare your potatoes by washing them (and peeling them if desired) and slicing them thinly (approximately 1/8 inch) or using a mandolin slicer. Toss them in a basin with some diced cooked ham. Season them with salt and pepper and mix them well.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add the flour and mix until smooth. Whisk in the shredded cheese as well. Add milk gradually and bring to a boil. season with salt and pepper, and then add some dried herbs. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 375F/ 190C.
  4. Prepare a 13 by 9-inch baking dish by greasing it with butter. Spread half of the potato and ham mixture equally in the baking dish. Add half of the sauce on top. Add the remaining potato mixture to the tray and pour the remaining sauce over it, making sure the whole surface is covered.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for almost 70 minutes at 375°F/190°C, or until potatoes are soft (check them with a fork, if you can easily pierce them, they are done).
  6. Remove from the oven, remove the foil, top with a handful of shredded cheese, and a pinch of dry herbs, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, uncovered, until brown and bubbling.

Notes

  • Slice the potatoes to about 1/8-inch thick, keeping them all uniform so that they cook in the same amount of time. A hand-held mandolin slicer makes this task very quick and easy, but a sharp knife will also work!
  • Use leftover baked ham from a previous meal, or purchase a package of diced ham from the grocery store. I do not recommend using thinly sliced deli ham.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes work best for these Pioneer Woman Scalloped Potatoes since they are high in starch and therefore yield a creamy sauce.
  • All of the ingredients in these scalloped potatoes are naturally gluten-free — just double-check the brands of ham, cheese, and butter that you’re using to make sure that there’s no sneaky gluten in there
  • Try different types of cheese instead of the cheddar. For instance, Gruyere, Gouda, and Swiss are great, too.
  • Add herbs such as fresh thyme.
  • A dash of grated nutmeg is a classic addition to a sauce, or spice it up with cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, or just a bit of ground black pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.7g28%
Saturated Fat 10.9g55%
Cholesterol 60.4mg21%
Sodium 181.9mg8%
Potassium 316.8mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 19.1g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 7.3g15%

Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 12.1%
Iron 3.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.