Easter is here and it is springtime in Utah! That used to mean Easter Egg Hunts in the snow, huge family dinners, and Trips to southern Utah just around this corner. There are different times this year, but we can make this work! My husband and I will be enjoying Easter Dinner with just the two of us. I will be making the traditional dishes just making them a lot smaller. I will make half of this scalloped potato recipe and bake in a loaf pan. The Ham will be just a Ham Steak and asparagus I can do. The shrimp potato salad I can make half a recipe, BUT the Angel Food Cake I will make a whole cake and enjoy the entire thing just the two of us
Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
4 large potatoes, Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes.
5 Tablespoon butter
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half and half
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3 cups diced ham
1 cups grated sharp cheese
1 cup grated Monterey jack
¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
Microwave the potatoes for about 10 minutes and then let them cool. Peel and slice them.
In a large saucepan melt butter and add onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are softened. Add flour and whisk over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add half and half and milk, continue to whisk until slightly thickened. Add salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Set aside.
In a large casserole pan (13x9) spray with cooking spray, then layer 1/3 of the potato slices, then 1/3 of the ham, then 1/3 of the cream mixture, and then 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat this process twice more ending with a sprinkling of more cheese. Cover dish with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the foil, top with Parmesan Cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
**To make Gluten Free just use GF Flour or rice flour in place of the all-purpose flour.
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