Roasted Potatoes With Ham

Roasted potatoes with ham

The Spruce

  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
278 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 278
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1168mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 17g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Roasted potatoes with ham, onion, and seasonings make a fabulous one-dish, everyday meal. The recipe is simple, takes very little time to prepare and cook, and is an excellent way to use leftover ham.

This delicious dish features sliced potatoes with cubes of ham. The ingredients are browned first, then combined in a baking dish and roasted to perfection. While the onions provide more flavor, you can certainly skip that ingredient. ​Your family will enjoy this hearty, earthy dish, which works well for breakfast, brunch, or supper.


  • 3–4 tablespoons olive oil (or canola oil, lard, or duck fat)
  • 2 pounds potatoes (scrubbed; sliced into 1/4-inch rounds) 
  • 12–16 ounces ham (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1 large onion (quartered, thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh; chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (kosher)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Heat the oven to 400 F.

    Ingredients for roasted potatoes with ham
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  2. In a large, heavy iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt or heat 3 tablespoons of fat. Add the potato slices and cook, stirring frequently, until they are lightly browned and partially cooked. Remove them to a large bowl and set aside. 

    Roasted potatoes
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  3. Add the ham and onion to the skillet and continue cooking and stirring until the onions are translucent and lightly browned and the ham begins to develop a browned crust in places. If necessary, add another tablespoon of fat to the skillet.

    Ham and onion
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  4. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.

    Add the garlic and cook
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  5. Lightly grease or oil a large 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish.

    Grease large baking dish
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  6. Transfer the ham and onion mixture to the bowl with the potatoes. Sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley, kosher salt, and black pepper. Toss gently to blend the ingredients thoroughly. 

    Transfer the ham and onion mixture
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  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

    Transfer the mixture to a dish
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  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and nicely browned.

    Baked potatoes and ham
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  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • Red-skinned potatoes can be left unpeeled. Either peeled or unpeeled Russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes work as well.
  • Use leftover cubed ham or a cubed center-cut ham slice to make this dish.
  • If using olive oil, make sure it's light or pure olive oil. The virgin and extra-virgin varieties have a low smoke point that will not stand up to the high temperatures required during sautéing and roasting.

Recipe Variations

  • For extra color and flavor, add about 1/2 cup of chopped red or green bell pepper to the skillet along with the garlic.
  • Add one or two thinly sliced carrots to the skillet with the potatoes. 
  • Omit the ham and use 1 1/2 to 2 cups of leftover cubed roast pork or beef in the recipe. Add it to the skillet along with the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.