Have I told you how much we’re loving our slow cooker lately? The funny thing is, it’s gotten more use in the past few weeks than it has in the past few years. One of the best things about making food in the slow cooker, is that many of the recipes are so easy, they will even make your husband like to cook! My husband made this recipe recently, and he also took the pictures–so forgive us if they’re not perfect 🙂
Seriously, you only need to go to the store for 3 things…which you may have already. Two boxes of Au Gratin potatoes mix, an 8 ounce package of diced or cubed ham, and a can of condensed cheddar cheese soup.
Spray the inside of your slow cooker pot with non-stick spray. Put both packs of dried potatoes and both seasoning packets into the slow cooker.
Then add the ham on top of that.
In a large bowl, mix the can of cheddar soup with 3 cups of water. Add about 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and any other spices you may want to throw in. I added a dash of Italian seasoning. You could also add garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley….
Stir until the soup thins out.
Then pour the mixture on top of the contents of the slow cooker. Do not mix!
You can then cook on low heat for approximately 7 hours, or cook on high for about 3 1/2 hours. I think our slow cooker runs a little hotter, as ours was cooked and golden brown on top after only 2 1/2 hours on high. You want the potatoes to be soft and the top to be golden brown and crispy 🙂
Hubs didn’t take a pic of the entire completed pot, but he did take one of his bowl…
The pic doesn’t make it look too appetizing, but it was! Serve with a side of green beans 🙂
As with most slow cooker recipes, this was a little high in sodium, so if you can find the ingredients in low sodium varieties, I would definitely recommend getting those. Our whole pot got eaten!
Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
2 packages au gratin potato mix
8 ounce package diced or cubed ham
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
Any other seasonings, to taste (Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, garlic, etc.)
Coat slow cooker pot with non-stick spray. Place dry au gratin potato mixes and seasoning packets into pot. Add ham on top of potatoes. In large bowl, stir 3 cups water with cheddar soup until soup is thinned out. Add black pepper, and other seasonings as desired. Pour soup mixture over other ingredients in crock pot. DO NOT STIR.
Place lid on and cook on low approximately 7 hours, or on high approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours, until potatoes are soft and top is golden brown and crispy.