Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

I had some ham in the refrigerator that needed to get used….so what do I make?  Scalloped potatoes and ham.

My recipe came from the crock pot recipe book that came with my crock pot.  The one you see below is actually a thrift store find.  My original has long since discinagated.

I chuckle when I see this recipe…Note that the owner of the cook book before me wrote, “Boys don’t care for.  10-8-91”  Well on the left I wrote “GREAT”.  I really think it’s a good recipe.  Try it yourself and see what you think.

Over time I’ve skipped a few steps and added some.

I spray my pot with cooking spray.  I don’t for the most part follow the amounts.  I do whatever I the ingredients and the amount of people eating calls for.   I do not bother with putting the potatoes in Cream of Tarter.

I fill the crock pot half full of peeled sliced potatoes.  Layer on half of a chopped onion on it.  Layer cubed ham over it…if you are having this as your main course add extra ham…if it’s a side dish, add less ham.

Layer more sliced potatoes over the top of the ham.  Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Put two cans of cream chicken (or mushroom or celery) over the potatoes.  Put a cup of cheese on top of that.

Let it cook in the crock pot on high for about 4 hours or until the potatoes are tender.  Stir and serve.

I’ve tried to convert this over to the instant pot….it wasn’t as good.  I tried using the crock pot function on the instant pot…I didn’t like that either.  This recipe is one of the reasons I still keep a crock pot around.  It’s a standard recipe at out house.  I often make it for a pot luck.

Here’s how they look all finished.  This is Hubby’s plate.  There were left over ribs so he had ribs with his.


Give it a try and let me know if you think great or if you’re like the original owner of the recipe book and “don’t care for it”.  Honestly, I think, it’s good hearty food.

9 thoughts on “Scalloped Potatoes and Ham”

  1. That was my go-to recipe when the kids were around, but I haven’t made it in years. I skip the cream of tartar, too, but add some dried mustard. I also didn’t like the cream of mushroom so went with chicken or celery like you.

  2. I’m only allowed to make scalloped potatoes the way my husband’s grandmother made them. LOL. I did learn from her how to do it before she passed away. I also learned how she makes piecrust, and it’s the best. Now that I’m disabled, I usually buy premade piecrust, but I do know how to do it her way!

  3. I’m glad you posted this recipe. I was running out of something new to make and this sounds perfect. Since my oven doesn’t work and I don’t have an instant pot, this is perfect for my crock pot. I’ll be getting the ingredients next time I go to the store. Thanks for sharing.

  4. My mom had a similar recipe we’ve mad for years but cooked to in the oven. We use it on holidays where we have ham. Now I know where it came from!

  5. I have that crock pot. I don’t know when I got it, but I have had it a long time! It still works, probably because I don’t use it very often. What a hoot!

  6. Oh, Mom always made ham and scalloped potatoes after we had a ham. I can picture the turquoise blue squarish Pyrex dish she made it in. She made her own white sauce and baked it in the oven as I’m pretty sure my earliest memories of this were pre-slow cooker (at least at our house). I miss this every so often, but Hubs doesn’t like ham and isn’t big on potatoes. Not sure you could actually make a small batch, but I might have to try now that I’ve thought of it again.

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  8. Thanks for the idea….thawed out some ham steaks and was going to make soup…now am making scalloped potatoes and ham for the first time in 25 years of marriage! I made mine with a roux as i don’t like to use canned soups.

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