Freezer Cooking For The Holidays – Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Save time and your sanity by using freezer meals for your upcoming holiday meals – Today’s Freezer Scalloped Potatoes with Ham recipe from Net Places  thcan be made ahead and placed in the freezer ready to thaw and bake when your in need.

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

by Candace Anderson with Nicole Cormier, RD

Have you ever wondered how to cut thin slices of potatoes? One option is a food processor with the slicing blade. A second option is a vegetable mandolin, a handheld utensil that allows you to cut uniform slices more easily than with a knife.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 3 cups cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Freezing Day

  1. Peel potatoes and slice into ⅛″–¼″ slices.
  2. In skillet, melt butter and sauté onion 5–10 minutes until it is tender. Stir in flour and mix well. It should very quickly form a paste.
  3. In separate saucepan, heat milk on medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Stir hot milk into the skillet with the paste. Continue to whisk over medium heat 5–10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Prepare a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish for freezing. See instructions for the casserole method, or use an aluminum pan.
  5. Put potatoes and ham in the casserole dish. Stir in prepared sauce and Cheddar cheese and mix well. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 35–40 minutes. Let cool, wrap tightly, and freeze.

Reheating Instructions

Following the casserole method, defrost casserole in the refrigerator overnight. Bake at 350°F for 40–45 minutes or until it is fully heated.

 

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