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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are a yummy crock pot recipe that turns leftover ham into a whole new meal!
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham on a wooden plate

I always like holiday dinners. I think I enjoy them as much for the tradition and nostalgia as for the food.

Don’t get me wrong, though. I do love the food!

Slices of potato in a slow cooker insert

Ham at Easter and at Christmas was always a tradition in my house while I was growing up. I still love having ham during the holidays.

My kids aren’t huge meat-eaters, so now now I have to figure out what to do with all of the leftover ham.

Piece of ham and a little potatoes on a fork

I always look forward to the leftovers (and not having to cook the day after the holiday).

However, after a day or so of reheating the leftovers, it’s nice to turn some of the food into a whole new meal. These Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are the perfect way to do that!

These cheesy potatoes are a yummy main dish. They take a little more work than a toss-and-go slow cooker meal, but it’s so worth it!

If you are short on time, some of the prep (grating the cheese, cutting up the ham) can be done ahead of time.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are a yummy crock pot recipe that turns leftover ham into a whole new meal!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 404 kcal
Author i heart eating

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk low-fat or fat-free ok
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth I like reduced-sodium
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated or in small cubes
  • 4 ounces white cheddar cheese grated or in small cubes
  • 1 pound cooked ham diced

Instructions

  1. Line slow cooker with a foil collar against the back half of the cooker, and spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Microwave potatoes and 2 tablespoons milk in a covered bowl, stirring twice, for 6-8 minutes, or until almost tender. Uncover, and set aside to cool slightly.

  3. White the potatoes are in the microwave, melt butter in a large saucepan.

  4. Add garlic and thyme; cook for 30 seconds.

  5. Stir in remaining milk, broth, cornstarch, and pepper.

  6. Bring milk mixture to simmer, whisking constantly, until just thickened.

  7. Whisk in cheese, and stir until cheese has melted. Remove from heat. The sauce should be nice and pourable. If it's too thick, stir in additional chicken broth. 

  8. Pour about 1/3 cheese mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker. 

  9. Layer the potatoes in, overlapping as you go.

  10. Top potatoes with diced ham.

  11. Pour cheese sauce over the top, spreading as necessary.

  12. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 4-6 hours on low. 

  13. Remove foil collar, and let potatoes cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

*This recipe does not hold well on warm. 

**Nutrition facts have been estimated.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1181mg 49%
Potassium 1045mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 13.3%
Calcium 34.8%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution.

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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are a yummy crock pot recipe that turns leftover Easter or Christmas ham into a whole new meal!
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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Michael
    December 31, 2017 at 10:23 am

    What is the purpose of the foil on 1/2 of the pot? Can a slow cooker bag be used instead?

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      The foil collar helps distribute heat. Many slow cookers have a hot spot, and the foil collar helps to avoid over-cooked food in those areas. I haven’t tried this recipe with a slow cooker bag, but I think it’s a good idea.

  • Reply
    Shiri B
    November 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Can u cook on high 4 hours?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 13, 2017 at 11:59 am

      I’ve never tried cooking it on high so, unfortunately, I can’t say for sure.

  • Reply
    Karen
    November 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I have a 2 qt. Crock pot and I was wondering if I can cut the recipe down to half?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      I haven’t tried this recipe with a 2 quart, so I’m not sure how well it will work.

  • Reply
    Becky
    October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Can I make this the night before and assemble and then cook it in the crock pot the next day?

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

      I’ve never tried assembling it the night before. I’m not sure how the potatoes would hold up, but if you try it, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Good luck!

  • Reply
    Tammy
    August 13, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Do you do a layer of potatoes then ham, etc. and repeat or is it only a single layer of each ingredient? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Kate
      August 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

      It’s just a layer of potatoes, then ham, and then cheese sauce. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Reply
        Tammy
        August 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

        Thank you!

        • Reply
          Kate
          August 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

          Any time! =)

  • Reply
    Maha Khan
    April 19, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Wonderful recipe.I like this and I think this is very delicious.
    I am going to make this recipe for my family and husband
    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! =)

  • Reply
    Karly
    April 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Slightly worried that I might eat the entire batch of these before the guests even arrive– but hey, what’s life without a risk, right?! Seriously though, these look to. die. for.

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Hey, the guests will never know! ;) Thanks, Karly!

  • Reply
    Betty Schweitzer
    April 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

    They look good, I’ll give them a try. What is the point of the foil?

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 11, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Thanks! Most slow cookers have hot spots, and the foil helps the food to cook more evenly.

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