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Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes



Few dishes are easier to prepare than crockpot scalloped potatoes. As the name of the recipe implies these potatoes are cooked inside a crockpot or slow cooker. This cooking device allows a wide variety of foods to be prepared without the need to be watched all the time. Some meals are a bit difficult to make as they need constant attention. However, with the slow cooker there are no worries as the food is cooked at a safe temperature, reducing the chances of the food getting burned.

The recipe can be made with just a few ingredients. You need ham, Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, onion, cream of mushroom soup, paprika, and potatoes. As you know the potatoes are the basic element in this recipe; so choosing the right type is essential. Red potatoes are the preferred ones for the creation of this dish due to their strong consistency. Since the potatoes need to be cut in thin slices and retain their shape for the recipe; the firmness of the red ones is a good advantage over the Russet that are softer.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: around 8 hours

Servings: 6 to 8


Ingredients:

  • 10 red potatoes (medium size)
  • 1/2 cup of ham (sliced)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut in slices.

  2. Then, add half of the following: ham, onion, potatoes and the cheese.

  3. Next, add the salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add the rest of the ham, onion, potatoes and cheese.

  5. Now add the cream of mushroom soup. Do not dilute the soup.

  6. Finally, add the paprika.

  7. Cook on low heat for about 8 hours.


The cheese is as usual the ingredient that brings out the flavor in the crockpot scalloped potatoes. The Cheddar variety is well known for its characteristic savor that can captivate your senses. The ham with its saltiness and the spice that only the onion can provide have to be present if you really want the crockpot scalloped potatoes to be the meal that you been waiting for. The cream of mushroom soup is a great addition to make the texture smoother. The salt, the pepper and the paprika constitute the final touch for the meal. As you add them remember to do it carefully so that you can reach that ideal taste.


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