|Ham and Scalloped Potatoes made in the Slow Cooker.|
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.
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
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.
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!!