Monday, April 25, 2022

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

My daughter sent me home with the ham bone from Easter. I've been using the meat from the ham all week, and made my favorite scalloped potato recipe and added some ham.  The Royal Doulton figurine was one that my beloved mom gave to me from her collection that my dad started for her. 


My grandson, Riley went to his Senior Prom with his girlfriend, Bayleigh, and my darling daughter always invites me over to share in the joy.  Aren't they so cute together?

My daughter wanted a picture of us kissing Riley, and we had to sit down because he's so tall that we couldn't reach him!

See how tall Riley is, and so handsome!!

Isn't this the sweetest picture of my daughter and Riley?

Yield: 8
Author: Kitty, and adapted Rachael Ray
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This recipe makes the best scalloped potatoes, and adding leftover ham, makes it a main dish.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • salt
  • 3 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1-1/2 cups grated cheese (can use Gruyere, but I used Mexican Blend)
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 cups chopped leftover ham
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 x 13" baking dish.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups water with the milk, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the potatoes, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender, but still slightly firm, about 8 minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and with a slotted spoon, transfer half of the potatoes to the baking dish, arranging them in an even layer. Add half of the ham on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and the cayenne; season with salt and pepper to taste. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and ham, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Pour the heavy cream evenly over the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the scalloped potatoes are golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Rachael Ray only used 3/4 cup of grated cheese, but I doubled the amount.


  1. Yes, your grandson is very tall and very handsome. Lovely photos of you all. Lovely photo too, of Riley and his girlfriend, Bayleigh all ready for Senior Prom. Yum, scalloped potatoes and ham; looks mighty good, Kitty!

  2. I am loving those prom pictures! Your scalloped potatoes and ham look delicious.

  3. Sounds like a perfect way to use up some leftover ham Kitty:@)

  4. So sweet Kitty! I love the photo of you and Molly kissing Riley. He is so tall and handsome too. I took a similar photo of my hubby and his brother kissing my MIL at a family wedding 25+ years ago and it's still one of my favorites of her. Molly is so photogenic! Your scalloped potatoes look delicious! We always fought over who got to take the ham bone home after Easter to make soup with. :) Happy Monday. ♥

  5. Oh he is a tall drink of water. Lovely photos all... I may have to get some ham when out shopping today.

  6. Awl Kitty - yes yes yes they are adorable together and he is soooo handsome! And wow is he tall - you look like you hail from Lilluput standing next to him. His gf is lovely - and her flowers - wow! Hope they had a wonderful time together.

    Your taters n ham - yummmm- we did brunch this year, and for the first time in my life I didn't have a ham for Easter. Was weird. But the brunch thing was super fun, too, something different.

    Have a blessed and wonderful week. Coming back from cruise to perfect weather has helped a great deal! Yay for perfect weather - you know Ohio doesn't get it often enough!
    Hugs. ♥

  7. Wonderful photos of your family, Kitty! I love the one of you and your daughter kissing Riley. How nice to be given the ham bone from Easter dinner! I love scalloped potatoes and ham!

  8. What a sweet couple. I love the photo of you and Bayley kissing Riley. He is indeed tall, and very handsome.
    Scalloped potatoes are my very favourite way to eat that vegetable, and combine with ham - it's a perfect dish!

  9. Mmm...Scalloped potatoes are my favorite and I love prom season. It brings back fun memories of my own prom and my girls' big days. Lovely couple, lovely family!!

  10. Your grandson and his date looked so nice for the prom. The scalloped potatoes and ham look so good. Thanks for the recipe to make it Kitty. I hope you have a nice week too.

  11. Oh, Kitty, I LOVE the picture of you and your daughter with Riley! Those with each of separate are so cute, too, and yes, he and his make a cute couple. Love prom photos, and I love scalloped potatoes and ham!

  12. Riley must have inherited his height from his dad! Glad you were able to capture pictures from his prom.

    I agree with the others that the scalloped potatoes and ham make a yummy dish!

  13. Wonderful photos. Precious time with your handsome Grand. Your recipe looks delicious.

  14. One of my favorite ways to use Easter leftovers too! yum! I have a go to slow cooker recipe. And love the pics - your grandson is so handsome (& tall!) Have a blessed week.

  15. I love this post Kitty, so sweet. First, Love the Royal Dalton Figurine, what a very special piece. Great meal, it's nice you can use the ham bone for so many meals, especially with the cost of groceries these days. Wow, your grandson is really tall and yes, very handsome. And, your daughter is so lovely. How special you are to your family to be included in "special moments." I wish mine didn't live so far away.

  16. Kitty, Love the pictures of your grandson, girlfriend, your daughter and grandson, and you and grandson! Funny, you had to sit down to get a picture kissing him since he is so tall! Your scalloped potatoes and ham looks delicious.
    I'm sorry I have missed some of your posts in recent weeks. I have been traveling. Good to be back home.

  17. Your grandson is very tall, lovely photographs of you all.
    The scalloped potatoes and ham looks tasty.

    Enjoy these last April days and I wish you a happy month of May.

    All the best Jan

  18. Oh, these potatoes look so good! I have some leftover ham that I cut into chunks and froze, and this would be a perfect use for it! I can't believe how tall Riley is! Wow! God bless you, sweet friend.:)

  19. Such cute photos Kitty, Riley is so handsome! I love having leftover ham around, it makes such wonderful casseroles…your scalloped potatoes and ham is right up my alley!


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