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Mom's Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

Mom's Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole was an all-time favorite recipe at our house growing up. Mom traditionally made this with leftover ham after the holidays. This stick-to-your-ribs meal will warm you up on a cold winter day and is the perfect casserole for a new mom or sick friend. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole, Cheesy Ham and Potatoes, Cheesy Scalloped Potato and Ham Casserole, Mom's Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Author: Barbara


  • 6 cups potatoes, washed, cooked and drained
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta or cheese melt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups ham, cubed
  • paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook the cubed potatoes in boiling, salted water until fork tender; drain well.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add flour, and stir for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add milk while whisking constantly.
  • Add cubed Velveeta and cubed or shredded cheddar cheese, stirring constantly until the cheese is melted and the sauce thickens. Add black pepper and stir.
  • In the prepared dish, layer cooked potatoes, cubed ham and cheese sauce in several layers. Stir lightly if needed.
  • Sprinkle the top lightly with paprika if desired.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and hot.


  • This is the best ever Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole.  Growing up, Mom made this often, and it was hands down my favorite meal.
  • This is the perfect way to use leftover ham like Crock Pot 3 Ingredient Spiral Ham, Cranberry Glazed Ham in the Instant Pot, and Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham in the Slow Cooker.
  • Looking for a meal to take a sick friend or new mom? Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole is our favorite recipe to share with friends.  Prepare as the recipe states, and cover tightly with foil.
  • You could swap out the ham for smoked sausage for a whole new recipe.  Try our version in the slow cooker.
  • The cheeses in this recipe are easily modified based on what you have in the cabinet.  Use pre-shredded or blocks of cheese, cheddar, Colby, mozzarella---you name it, it will most likely be delicious.