My Favourite Crock Pot Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

"When I am cooking for a large group I often will make this crock pot recipe; as it can cook nicely in the background. I sometimes make a little change with the sauce, wherein I take 1 cup sour cream and 1 can cream of celery soup (low fat) I add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce, then I add the ham, onions and potatoes back into the crock pot. That goes across well with my hungry Free-Mason men whom I make dinner for once a month."
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Ready In:
5hrs 20mins




  • Combine water and cream of tarter in a large bowl.
  • Stir and add potatoes.
  • Stir well, this will help keep potatoes from darkening.
  • Drain.
  • Layer potatoes and onion in a slow cooker (5 quart) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sauce: Stir flour, salt and pepper together in a saucepan.
  • Whisk in milk gradually until no lumps remain.
  • Heat and stir til boiling.
  • Pour 1/2 of sauce over potatoes.
  • Sprinkle cheese and ham over top, then top that with remaining sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or high for 4 1/2- 5 hours.

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  1. This recipe was very easy to make, but it didn't turn out like I was expecting. When I think of scalloped potatoes, I think of potatoes in a creamy white sauce. But after cooking in a crockpot all day, the sauce turned out more on the thin side, not the creamy white sauce I'd started out with. (A side note: I wasn't sure about making a white sauce with no fat in it, since I usually make mine with butter, but it turned out wonderfully when I mixed it up - I might take that part of the recipe and use it to make white sauce all the time!) And I ended up with a big blob of ham and cheese on top - I think I would have liked it better had I layered the ham and cheese throughout, rather than putting it all on top. It had a really strong onion flavor, too, but I think that would have been better had I been able to use Texas sweet onions (currently out of season) instead of regular white onions. It wasn't bad, it just didn't turn out quite like what I'd envisioned - not sure if that's my doing or the recipes. I might try it again and make a couple of changes to see how it turns out.


<p>I'm Danish-Canadian! I immigrated to Canada in 1968 and lived in B.C. until 1979, then we had the wonderful opportunity to live in Hawaii for almost 3 years. We moved to Southern Ontario in 1982. Of profession, I'm a Doctor of Human Biochemistry, specializing in Nutrition, a Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine, and a Registered Nutrition Consultant Practitioner, I have my own full time practice. <br />My passion is cooking! I have tested and tried over 10.000 recipes over the last 30 years on my beloved husband who is now residing in a Long Term Facility with Dementia, so I have to make meals for one, healthy and simple. />My pet peeve is too much garlic in a creamy rich sauce. <br />My favourite cookbook is the one I have made myself over the past 40 years. <br />My interests are knitting Scandinavian socks, sweaters, reading. If I had a month off I would visit our adult children and 4 year old Granddaughter, who resides in British Columbia and Florida, and cook them their favorite meals.</p>
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