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Scalloped Potatoes With Ham & Caramelized Onions

Scalloped potatoes with caramelized onion and ham is a comforting dish. Thinly sliced potatoes are cooked in a mix of milk and cream with a touch of nutmeg.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: caramelized onions, cheese gratin, gratin, ham, potatoes, scalloped potatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Mélanie


  • 1 onion caramelized
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup ham cubed
  • 4 pounds potatoes 15 potatoes medium size
  • 300 ml milk
  • 300 ml heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • ½ to 1 cup cheese depending how cheesy you want it


  • Preheat the oven at 350C.
  • In a hot pan, pour some olive oil and cook the sliced onion for 40 minutes on low until caramelized. Set aside.
  • In a hot pan, char the cubed ham for 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a rectangular baking dish (12 x 16), spread the caramelized onion and ham.
  • Peel the potatoes, rince them and slice them thinly with a sharp nice or a mandoline.
  • Place the potatoes in rows and layers until you all of it are used.
  • In a bowl, pour the milk and cream. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Stir.
  • Pour over the potatoes. Sprinkle the cheese.
  • Place the dish in the oven and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Put a knife though the potatoes to make sure it's cooked. It's ready!


For a vegetarian version, omit the ham. 


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg