If there is one thing I love, it's cheese. Cheese on ham and potatoes? Even better. This Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes with ham recipe is sure to be a family favorite. It's hard not to love all of that cheesy goodness!
The thing I like best about this recipe is how fast it goes. You literally set the timer for one minute. Yes, the recipe takes time to come to pressure and time to release pressure...but you're seriously looking at about 20 minutes total for the best scalloped potatoes you've ever tasted.
I did this recipe with some leftover ham we had, but you can also use ham steaks or leave out the ham altogether. Either way it will still be delicious!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Ham:
2 lbs Yukon Gold or Red potatoes, sliced about ¼ inch thick
1 cup cooked ham, cubed
1 ½ cup chicken broth - this may need to be adjusted depending on how dry your ham is
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded cheddar (if you don't like cheddar, try something else here)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
First, combine ham, potatoes, broth, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in the Instant Pot.
Set the timer for one minute (yes, that's all!)
Quick release the pressure. It may be helpful to do a controlled release if the starches start to splatter out the valve.
Stir in cheese and serve. Seriously. It's that easy.
Easy Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
Easy Cheesy Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes has gourmet flavor in an Instant Pot! You and your family will love it!
- 2 lbs Yukon Gold or Red potatoes, sliced about ¼ inch thick
- 1 cup cooked ham, cubed
- 1 ¼ cup chicken broth (adjust according to how dry your ham is)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded cheddar (if you don't like cheddar, try something else here)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine ham, potatoes, broth, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in the Instant Pot.
- Set to manual pressure for one minute.
- Quick release the pressure. It may be helpful to do a controlled release if the starches start to splatter out the valve.
- Stir in cheese and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 654mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g
Nutrition information may not be accurate.
This is where it gets fun. I like to sometimes take my Instant Pot scalloped potatoes and put them in a baking dish. Then I bake them for a little bit of time (somewhere around 5 minutes) with some crushed Ritz crackers, bacon bits, or french fried onions on top. You're only limited by your imagination when it comes to toppings. Just keep a good eye on it, because the burn time of the toppings varies!
And sometimes I just don't have time to use the oven, or if it's in the summer months, I flat out refuse to use the oven. The potatoes are just as good without the topping.
What should I serve Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes with?
You can serve Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes alone as a meal, but they also pair well with a nice salad or some crusty french bread.
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Can I freeze it?
I wouldn't suggest freezing it due to the dairy. If you want to freeze just the potatoes and ham for another day, it's a great shortcut to save on some time. (Or to get that holiday ham in the freezer before it's wasted!)
How do I store Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Ham?
You can store these potatoes in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. After that, the dairy will start to separate and it will just be watery.
What kind of potatoes should I use?
You can really use any potato you want, but I usually use Russet and Yukon gold for everything, except for scalloped potatoes and potato salad, and for that, I use red potatoes. You may even want to try this dish with sweet potatoes - it will have a sweet/savory flavor.
What kind of variations can I use?
This recipe is really easy to change up. I mentioned before that you can change the toppings, but you can also add things like veggies to the mix to make it more of a meal than a side dish - broccoli, cauliflower, and corn would make great additions! You could also substitute chicken or turkey for the ham for a version with less sodium.
Easy Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
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Can I double this?
Honestly, I'm not sure. I don't see why you couldn't, except for space reasons. I don't double it because I have a 6 qt IP.
I do, too. I actually made the regular recipe last week, bit I couldn't remember how full it was. I will try and if it's too much I'll do something else. By the way, and I should have already said it, this was a delicious recipe!
It worked perfectly! Thanks for your encouragement! And, again, it was delicious and my family was well-fed and very pleased.
I'm so happy it worked well for you! My husband is probably not so much because now I "need" a bigger Instant Pot! 🙂
Have you tried using ham broth instead of chicken broth?
I made a ham and I saved some broth from it
I haven't tried it that way, but I don't see why it wouldn't work! Let me know how it came out!
David Gerald Praedel
I read this recipe 5 times trying to see where the milk or cream was. I couldn't believe these ingredients would come out as pictured.
I finally just made it as stated figuring I would fix it when it didn't turn out. I used Colby/Jack cheese for a milder flavor.
I was amazed! Wonderful ,creamy, rich sauce. This is stupid simple. Easy, fast and Five Star delicious! Thanks for what will now be a "go to" recipe. So simple I won't even need a recipe.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, David! Thank you so much for your kind words!
This was delicious. I didn't trust you on the 1 minute and went with 5. Silly me, potatoes were mushy but still tasty.