Tuesday, January 15, 2013


               I love ham. There are so many dishes one can make using leftover HAM.
     One I really like and is so easy to make, SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH HAM
                A reader requested a dish she could make that would be lower in calories.
     and also budget friendly.Here is one that meets both of these.
                By reducing the butter to half of what is called for, and using 1 % or
      non-fat milk,  the flavor  is not sacrificed at all, saving  over 100 calories.
                                SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH HAM

               In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tablespoons butter.  Stir in 2 Tablespoons floor,
             1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme,

              and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until smooth. Gradually add 2+ 1/2 cups milk;

              bring to boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

             Combine 6 cups thinly sliced potatoes, 1+ 1/2 cups chopped, cooked ham,

              and 1 small  onion, chopped fine  [ or grated]; place half  of the potatoes

             ham, and onion  in greased 2+ 1/2   quart baking dish.

           . Top with half the sauce and repeat layers.

            Cover and bake at 375* for 60-70 minutes. Bake uncovered 15 minutes longer

            or until potatoes are tender.

             This recipe serves 4, but can easily be doubled. Add a green vegetable,

             and you have a meal. Good luck. Leave me a comment on this page to let me know

             your results.

                      That is all for today friend,  this is Jenny


  1. mmm....i would eat it...smiles....adding the ham is a nice extra kick as well....

  2. I haven't made scalloped potatoes and ham for a very long time. Thursday is my turn to have our friends over for dinner, and guess what is going to be on the menu!!! Hope they enjoy it!!!

  3. I've never had scalloped potatoes with the ham cooked into the mix. Great idea.

  4. yummy! Love scalloped potatoes and ham!

  5. Sounds delish! Do you know the caloric value?

  6. Calorie count, 250, using low fat or skim milk, and 2 Tble spoons butter [ instead of 6 in original recipe ]for each serving.