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1/31/12

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, Crockpot Easy with only 4 Ingredients

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes made in the Slow Cooker.
This recipe was inspired by something I saw in a Church cookbook called "Pitch-in from the Pews" from my home Church, Christ Lutheran of Noblesville, Indiana.  Carolyn Drahn contributes a recipe that I have adapted here.

What attracts me to this is again my best friend who requested easy recipes with just a few on hand ingredients.  True confession, I had never made scalloped potatoes from a box but my late Mother-in -law did and they were good.  So there was nothing to discourage me from moving forward!!

For ease of cleaning I sprayed the inside of my slow cooker with cooking spray at the start.

Basic Ingredients:
1 box of scalloped potatoes
1 box of Au gratin potatoes
1-2 C. diced ham (or you could use smoked sausage or hot dogs)
1/2 t. black pepper
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Optional Add On Ingredients:
1/2-3/4 C. sour cream, Optional
1 T. snipped fresh chives or parsley, Optional (use 1/2 stated amount if using dried herbs)

 
Combine the 2 boxes of potatoes and mix them together following the package directions in the slow cooker.  I used both boxes the same brand and size for the sake of ease.  The directions were identical
so I just doubled the water, milk, and butter.  I used Hungry Jack because they were on sale the day this was on my shopping list. Cover and heat on high for about 20-30 minutes.  Just to get it going.  Add the meat and reduce theheat to low and cook 4-6 hours.   About 30 minutes before serving time I  tasted to correct the seasoning then stirred in about 3/4 C. sour cream and a tablespoon of snipped fresh parsley to up the ante a bit!!  The yield was eight or ten very generous servings and then some.

My plan was to use this as our main course and add Cole slaw and a fruit crumble for dessert.  It was just great and I will make it again.

If I still worked outside my home this would be terrific to throw together before heading out in the morning,  I think it might be ideal for a family get together and pitch ins too.  Our crowd is always big on potatoes.  I will probably reinvent this for breakfast heated up with a couple of fried eggs on top.....maybe salsa on the side????Any way I look at this I get a lot of mileage out of it!!

4 comments:

Tina said...

I love the method of preparation here-crockpots are great helpers in the kitchen. Also, the blend of cheese and ham does look like a perfect way to amp up the flavor of potatoes. Delicious post!

Diane Cosby said...

Thanks so much. It did turn out well and the spot of sour cream.....oh la la!!

Scarlett said...

I've made this a few times and it is very good. Quick and very easy. Thank you. :)

Diane Cosby said...


Thank you Scarlett! I am very happy to hear you like this and you make it every so often. So do I. Love to read comments so thanks again. Diane