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This Scalloped Potatoes and Ham in the Crock Pot is a cheesy, easy main dish that is perfect for breakfast or dinner! It takes just 5 minutes to throw it all in the slow cooker and in a few hours this satisfying dish is ready to eat.

A serving of scalloped potatoes and ham made in the crock pot.
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The best part about this Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is that the options for serving it are endless.  It is perfect for breakfast or brunch because you can make it the night before and then add it in the crock pot early in the morning.  Breakfast is served!

It is always a crowd pleaser and makes a very simple dinner when served with a side salad. Where else are you going to find a dinner that took only 5 minutes to throw together? This Potato Soup in the slow cooker is also a great option.

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What goes into this recipe

The ingredients needed for scalloped potatoes and ham made in the slow cooker.
  • Frozen hash browns: Using bagged hash browns makes this recipe such a breeze because you can put them in frozen!
  • Ham: Diced ham can be bought already diced, or you can buy ham steaks and dice them yourself.  It is one of my favorite leftover ham recipes!
  • Seasoning: Garlic powder, salt, and pepper will season the dish.
  • Cream of mushroom soup: This will give the potatoes and ham a creamy sauce and satisfying texture.
  • Milk or Heavy Cream: You can use any type of milk or heavy cream you have on hand for a rich sauce.
  • Shredded cheese: We love cheddar jack cheese or sharp cheddar cheese, but you can use whatever type of cheese you want.
  • Green onions: Green onions will be chopped over the top of your potatoes and ham to add flavor and color before serving.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations

You can use any type of protein that your family loves in this slow cooker meal.  Smoked sausage would be a great choice.  Bacon is always nice.  Maybe even some pepperoni. There is also the option of omitting the ham and using these au gratin potatoes as a delicious side dish.

I chose to use a bag of plain potatoes for this slow cooker recipe but a bag of the frozen potatoes with onions and peppers would be great too.

If you want to dice your own Yukon golds, russet potatoes, red potatoes or sweet potatoes then that will work, too. Just be sure to keep them all the same size either in cubes or thin slices. Keep in mind that it will probably take a little longer to cook.  To speed up the process you should stir a few times during cooking.

How to make Scalloped Potatoes and Ham in the Crock Pot

  1. Add hash browns to your crock pot that has been fitted with a plastic slow cooker liner {or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray}. Top the potatoes with diced ham, salt, black pepper and garlic salt.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cream of mushroom soup and milk {or heavy cream}, whisk the ingredients together. Pour the soup mixture over the top of the hashbrown and ham mixture.
Steps 1 and 2 of making scalloped potatoes and ham. 1, add ham, spices and hash browns to crock pot. 2, pour in soup mixture.
  1. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and stir to combine. Top with the lid and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours or on low for about 4 hours.
  2. Serve your crock pot potatoes and ham recipe warm with a sprinkling of sliced green onions or chopped chives.
Steps 3 and 4 of making scalloped potatoes and ham. 3, add cheese. 4, stir ingredients and cook.

Expert Tips

  • Keep your hash browns frozen for best results.  If your potatoes are defrosted, shorten the cooking time. 
  • Use a crock pot liner over your slow cooker insert to make cleaning up a breeze.  No soaking and no scrubbing required!
  • For more of a classic scalloped potato recipe put the ingredients in a casserole dish.  Bake covered with aluminum foil for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees or until the potatoes are tender and the cheesy sauce is bubbly.
  • Serve this yummy crock pot recipe for dinner or breakfast. It is a super versatile dish that everyone can’t get enough of.

Storage and Freezing

Store: This recipe is fantastic as leftovers! Store cooled ham and potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freeze: You can freeze this potatoes and ham recipe for up to 1 month. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat the next day before serving it.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other types of frozen potatoes for this recipe?

Sure! I used frozen diced potatoes, but shredded potatoes or frozen potatoes with onions would both be great options for these easy scalloped potatoes! 

Is this a breakfast or dinner recipe?

This recipe is anything you want it to be! We love it for breakfast or brunch with one rise cinnamon rolls in the winter months. It also makes a great dinner when served with broccoli crunch salad for a complete meal.

How do you make a crock pot easier to clean?

There is nothing worse than having to leave your crock pot soaking for days after using it because of all the gunk stuck inside. That’s why we always use crockpot liners! You can also spray the pot with nonstick cooking spray to help.

Can I make this vegetarian?

Absolutely! Leave the ham out and add vegetables {sliced mushrooms, broccoli or corn}. Without ham it would be a perfect side dish, too.

Finished crock pot scalloped potatoes and ham.

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A serving of crock pot potatoes and ham with green onions.

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham in the Crock Pot

This Scalloped Potatoes and Ham in the Crock Pot is a cheesy, easy main dish that is perfect for breakfast or dinner!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 355kcal
4.67 from 12 votes
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Ingredients

  • 32 oz. pkg. bagged hash browns {if defrosted adjust cooking time}
  • 16 oz. ham {diced}
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese {or cheese of choice}
  • 4 green onions {sliced}

Instructions

  • Add hash browns to crock pot that has been fitted with a plastic liner. Top with diced ham, salt, black pepper and garlic salt.
  • In a bowl combine cream of mushroom soup and milk, whisk together. Pour over the top of the hash brown and ham mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and stir to combine. Top with lid. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for about 4 hours.
  • Serve your crock pot potatoes and ham recipe warm with a sprinkling of sliced green onions.

Notes

  • Keep your hash browns frozen for best results.  If your potatoes are defrosted, shorten the cooking time. 
  • Use a crock pot liner over your slow cooker insert to make cleaning up a breeze.  No soaking and no scrubbing required!
  • For more of a classic scalloped potato recipe put the ingredients in a casserole dish.  Bake covered with aluminum foil for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees or until the potatoes are tender and the cheesy sauce is bubbly.
  • Serve this yummy crock pot recipe for dinner or breakfast. It is a super versatile dish that everyone can’t get enough of.
Store: This recipe is fantastic as leftovers! Store cooled ham and potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freeze: You can freeze scalloped potatoes and ham for up to 1 month. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat the next day before serving it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1561mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 1mg
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