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
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 404kcal
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

  • Line slow cooker with a foil collar against the back half of the cooker, and spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • White the potatoes are in the microwave, melt butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add garlic and thyme; cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in remaining milk, broth, cornstarch, and pepper.
  • Bring milk mixture to simmer, whisking constantly, until just thickened.
  • 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. 
  • Pour about 1/3 cheese mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker. 
  • Layer the potatoes in, overlapping as you go.
  • Top potatoes with diced ham.
  • Pour cheese sauce over the top, spreading as necessary.
  • Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 4-6 hours on low. 
  • Remove foil collar, and let potatoes cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

*This recipe does not hold well on warm. 
**Nutrition facts have been estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 1045mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 2.8mg