Is your refrigerator overflowing with leftovers, like mine? I always seem to cook too much on the Holidays. But that’s okay, as far as I’m concerned leftovers are great – they help stretch your grocery budget.
One of the dishes we always serve to use up the leftovers is Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. Doug and the boys always look forward to this meal.
This recipe is brought to you by Scotch-Brite Dishwand
The creamy mixture of heavy cream and chicken broth is filled with flavor from sauteed onions and garlic. And seasoned with thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Then the addition of thinly sliced potatoes and ham. And topped with lots of cheese, makes these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham irresistible.
We love cooking and enjoying a great family meal. What we don’t like is the clean up. Who does?
Since clean up is definitely something we want to get through quickly and painlessly, we were happy to try out the Scotch-Brite Dishwand and put it to the test.
After filling the Dishwand with liquid soap, I ran some hot water in the dish and within minutes the Scotch-Brite Dishwand went to work and had the dish completely clean.
I used the Greener Clean Dishwand for hands free cleaning. The Dishwand is made with 50% scrubbing fibers plant based, has Non-Scratch Scrubbing fibers and fits any Scotch-Brite(TM) Dishwand.
- 4 tablespoons Butter, unsalted
- 1 Onion (about 1 cup) finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Dried Thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1½ teaspoons Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- 6-8 medium sized potatoes (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced, peeled and washed
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 cup Ham, chopped
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese (we used Colby-Jack)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray an 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray
- In a large pot, melt butter. Add onions and saute, stirring occasionally until soft and tender, about 3-4 minutes
- Add Thyme, Salt, Pepper and Garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes
- Pour in Broth, Cream and Bay Leaves. Add Potatoes.
- Bring to slight boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Stir in Ham, heat through
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, sprinkle with cheese.
- Place in oven and cook on 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted
Recipe Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil
Recipe adapted from Oh Sweet Basil