Easy Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham
Easy Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham is a cheesy dish of deliciousness which is perfect for a quiet weeknight family dinner, yet fancy enough to serve guests. It’s also a perfect dish to use up leftover ham.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
70minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
70minutes
Ingredients
  • 3Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 yellow onionfinely diced
  • 3Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2cups milk
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1pound potatoeswashed and thinly sliced (about 3 medium baking potatoes)
  • 1 1/2cups cooked cubed ham
  • 1cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnishoptional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Add butter and minced onions to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook about 10 minutes until onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the potatoes and cube the cooked ham.
  4. Sprinkle flour evenly over the onions and whisk. Continue cooking this mixture about 2-3 minutes until the flour is light brown.
  5. Slowly add milk whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens which should be in about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add pepper and a pinch of salt if desired, mix well and remove from the heat.
  7. Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
  8. Add half of the potatoes, top with half of the ham and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of both the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Pour half of the sauce over the top. Add the rest of your potato slices, the rest of the ham, and cover with the remaining sauce. Top with the remaining cheeses.
  9. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for approximately 40-50 minutes. The thickness of the potato slices determines how long this will take. Remove the dish from the oven and pierce the potatoes with a fork. They are done when you can easily pierce them with a fork.
  10. When the potatoes are done, remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is browned.
  11. Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 525mg 22%
Potassium 541mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 57%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.