Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Budget Friendly Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

 This is a Scalloped Potato and Ham recipe I had from 

This Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is easy to make, takes a total of 1 hour and twenty minutes and the kids love it. And the most important thing is it’s a budget friendly meal! I’m going to use Meijer prices, but I’m sure you can save even further if you shop at Walmart or ALDI. Serves: 4 (based on 6/2023 prices) 


5 large russet potatoes, peel and slice with a mandoline (.65 each = 3.25)

1 lb ham steak, cubed (3.50)

4 tablespoons butter (8 oz tub of land o lakes butter 2.20)

4 tablespoons flour (2 lb Meijer flour 1.30)

3 cups milk (1/2 gallon 1.70)

4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz Meijer shredded cheddar cheese 2.30)

1 tablespoon dried or freshly chopped chives (2+)

1 tablespoon dried parsley (2+) 

Salt and pepper, to taste 

Under $20.00 for a family of 4! Try beating that at a restaurant. Even fast food these days is way over that price. 


Spray 9x13 baking dish with olive oil non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 375F.

Layer your prepared potatoes and cubed ham in the baking dish. Make the cheese sauce: in a medium size saucepan add your butter when melted add in the flour and stir until well combined with no lumps. On med high heat gradually add in the milk stirring constantly until thickens. Add in 1/2 of the cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Sprinkle the remaining cheese, chives, parsley, salt and pepper on the potatoes and ham. Pour milk mixture on top. Put in preheated oven on lower rack and cook 60 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Enjoy! 

*TIP…slicing potatoes with a mandoline will allow the potatoes to be equal in size so there should be no second guessing if all the potatoes are tender. 

PS: I made this for 2023 Christmas Day brunch and everyone loved it. Prices might of gone up a bit, but it still is a budget friendly meal. Hopefully, we will have new people in charge soon and they will get a grip on our everyday costs. 🤞

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