Island Comfort: Dairy Isle Cheesy Scalloped Potato and Ham Casserole

Embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the essence of Prince Edward Island’s Dairy Isle through a mouthwatering Cheesy Scalloped Potato and Ham Casserole. While the dish itself may not be quintessentially PEI, its soul lies in the exceptional quality of the island’s cheese.

Imagine layers of thinly sliced russet potatoes delicately arranged alongside savory smoked ham, each bite promising a burst of flavor and texture. What sets this casserole apart is the inclusion of Dairy Isle Cheddar and Marble Cheddar cheeses, sourced from the fertile pastures and artisanal dairies of PEI.

These cheeses infuse the dish with a rich, creamy goodness that elevates it to gourmet status. Picture the golden crust forming on the top as it bakes in the oven, the aroma filling the kitchen with anticipation.

As you savor each forkful of this delectable creation, you’re not just enjoying a meal; you’re experiencing the essence of PEI’s dairy tradition. So gather your ingredients and prepare to indulge in a culinary masterpiece that pays tribute to the island’s finest offerings.

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Cheesy Scalloped Potato and Ham Casserole

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  • Author: Johanne Bosse
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 3 tbsp Dairy Isle Butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 18% cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 6 large russet potatoes, skin on thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped smoked ham
  • 1/2 cup grated Dairy Isle Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Dairy Isle Marble Cheddar cheese





  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with Dairy Isle butter.
  2. Melt Dairy Isle butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook and stir onion in hot butter until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in flour and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in 18% cream and milk; whisk until sauce is thickened, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  6. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and paprika.
  8. Place ½ of the sliced potatoes into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Top with ¾ cup ham. Sprinkle with ¼ cup Dairy Isle Cheddar Cheese and ¼ cup Dairy Isle Marble Cheddar Cheese.
  10. Pour in ½ of the sauce from the skillet.
  11. Repeat layering the remaining potatoes, ¾ cup ham, ¼ cup Dairy Isle Cheddar Cheese, ¼ cup Dairy Isle Marble Cheddar Cheese, and sauce. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until Dairy Isle Cheese is golden, and sauce is bubbling, 20 to 30 minutes more.


  • Category: Entrees, What's For Dinner Recipes, Recipes