My mom made scalloped potatoes this way, and I love the recipe because it always tastes great. You don't have to add seasonings and you will always have a consistent product. Turn it into a main dish by adding ham slices to bottom of pan or ham pieces layered in.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spread about 2/3 of one can of mushroom soup into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Layer about half the ham slices, 1/3 of the potato slices, half the onion slices, and 1/3 of the Italian cheese blend, respectfully, atop the mushroom soup.

  • Layer about half the remaining potatoes atop the first layers. Mix soup remaining in first can with milk; pour over the potatoes.

  • Finish layering with remaining ham slices, remaining onion slices, about half the remaining cheese, and the remaining potato slices. Spread second can of mushroom soup over the top layer. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the soup. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking another 45 minutes. Turn heat off, replace aluminum foil on the dish, and let the potatoes bake in the cooling oven until the sauce is absorbed, about 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a Mexican-style cheese blend or even create your own blend of your favorite cheeses.

If you prefer yours a bit saucier, you could omit leaving the dish in the oven after the first 1 hour 45 minutes.

You can use chunks of ham or slices, and they can be either put in a single layer at the bottom or layered in as you have in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 57.4g 19% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; sodium 913.7mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2016
First time making scalloped potatoes and this recipe rocks! (Omitted ham and added cheddar cheese with parmesan cheese to finish off the top layer) Fast forward to week two....made it again using CREAM OF CELERY SOUP!! instead of Cream of Mushroom Soup. My company loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2015
Really missed some spice oomph nutmeg garlic black pepper etc. Plenty of sodium but not enough over all spice or kick to give a wow factor. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2015
You always taste then add what you, personally, like. I liked this recipe. Finally one that doesn't depend on a whole lot of spices to give it some taste. It was easy and the kids liked it. I just added some pepper and a bit of garlic powder, something I would do to any recipe to make it more to my taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2016
First time making scalloped potatoes and this recipe rocks! (Omitted ham and added cheddar cheese with parmesan cheese to finish off the top layer) Fast forward to week two....made it again using CREAM OF CELERY SOUP!! instead of Cream of Mushroom Soup. My company loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
I am the submitter of this recipe. The process as shown has been changed to something rather complicated. Believe me you just layer soup;potatoes,onions and cheese. You can add ham if you wish but very good without . I make it in a large casserole dish not a 9x9 but you can pare it down to suit your family . Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2015
Really missed some spice oomph nutmeg garlic black pepper etc. Plenty of sodium but not enough over all spice or kick to give a wow factor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
This was so yummy! I used what I had available at the time, and it still turned out delicious. I used cream of potato soup, Parmesan Cheese and Smoked Gouda Cheese. Gave it a rich smokey flavor to enhance the ham flavor as well. Enjoyed leftovers for breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2019
I ve made this thrice now with minor tweaks and it is INCREDIBLE. Each time I only used one can of cream of chicken soup put 1/3 into the bottom of the baking dish then placed small layers of potatoes and sprinkled salt and pepper between each layer (created 5 total layers) until the dish was full. Then I whisked the milk and remaining soup and poured on top followed by remaining cheese salt and pepper. I omitted the ham and onion entirely. Both my boyfriend and his picky brother LOVE this dish. It comes out perfectly seasoned and with the right amount of melty cheese every time. This one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2017
loved it. Just needs a little salt and pepper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
No change and I will make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
This recipe is perfect. It s easy to make and is full of flavor! It s more a main dish than a side dish with chunks of ham. Next time I ll swap out crisped bacon for ham. Make sure to cut the potatoes and onions very thin! Read More