Are you a fan of your crock pot as much as I am?  I just love the set it and forget kind of cooking!  This recipe for Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham is especially awesome because it takes such little time.  Some crock pot recipes require 8 hours {or more} for a good result but in 4 hours you will have perfection.  Keep scrolling to he how to do it in your home.

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Crock pot liners just might be my FAVORITE kitchen tool of all time!  One of the things that kept me from using my crock pot in the past was clean up.

With these awesome liners, clean up is a breeze.  No soaking and no scrubbing required.

I am always all about trying too figure out how to save myself a few steps.  Especially when it comes to clean up but even without a crock pot liner these Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham are totally worth it!

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To make life even easier, I purchased a package of ham that was already cubed and ready to go.  But this would be a great recipe to use up some leftover ham.  

What other types of protein can I use?

You can use any type of protein that your family loves.  Smoked sausage would be a great choice.  Bacon is always nice.  Maybe even some pepperoni.

A bag of frozen hash browns is also a great time saver.  I chose to use a bag of plain potatoes but a bag of the frozen potatoes with onions and peppers would be great too.

Can I use other types of potatoes in this recipe?

Yes!  You could use shredded frozen potatoes with little variation to the recipe.  

If you want to dice your own potatoes then that will work too.  Just be sure to keep them all the same size. 

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 the cooking process {although I like to that anyway}.

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Now is a great time to season the potatoes with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

To make sure that everything cooks up nice and add moisture the recipe needs, add a can of cream of mushroom soup and a cup of milk to the crock pot.

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Followed by 2 cups of shredded cheese.  You know that a potato casserole isn’t complete without a hefty portion of cheese.

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Mix everything together well.  This will help to ensure that everything cooks at a more even rate in the crock pot.  Continue to cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.  

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Stir well once cooking time is over.  Serve warm with a sprinkling of sliced green onions.  The fresh factor of the onion is a welcome addition to the cooked potato and ham mixture.

What Meal Should I Serve Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham for?

The best part about this recipe is that the options for serving it are endless.  It is perfect for breakfast or brunch.  Make it the night before and then add it in the crock pot early in the morning.  Breakfast is served.

I love to serve it for dinner as the main dish with a side salad.  

Leave out the ham and serve it as a side dish with Pulled Pork, Meatloaf or Roasted Chicken.

However you serve it, there is sure to be a table of happy faces.  Enjoy!

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Easy Crock Pot Potatoes and Ham Recipe

The crock pot is used to create a delicious and simple Potatoes and Ham dinner that is perfect for any night of the week.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

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

  1. Add hash browns to crock pot that has been fitted with a plastic liner. Top with diced ham, salt, black pepper and garlic salt.

  2. In a bowl combine cream of mushroom soup and milk, whisk together. Pour over the top of the hash brown and ham mixture.

  3. Sprinkle with cheese and stir to combine. Top with lid. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.

  4. Serve your crock pot potatoes and ham recipe warm with a sprinkling of sliced green onions.