Slow Cooked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Slow Cooked Ham and Scalloped PotatoesSophie Sitting and Smiling

Have you ever played catch in your living room with a puppy while watching Food Network? It’s really hard. It’s especially difficult when you have an icy beverage in your right hand, a laptop balancing on one knee and a bowl of scalloped potatoes on the other. It’s amazing how quickly Sophie has grown since we got her in November. She’s recently learned that toys mean fetch. So from time to time, she brings me something squeaky to toss. No matter what I might be focused on at the moment. My favorite part about playing catch is it usually involves Sophie sliding across the hardwood floor while desperately trying to capture the toy with her teeth. So cute.

Slow Cooked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
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Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 4-6 people
  • 5-6 medium baking potatoes, unpeeled and sliced ¼" thick
  • 1/3 cup diced green onion, green and white parts
  • Approx. 2 ½ cups smoked ham, thin cubed
  • 3 Tbl. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbl. flour
  • 1 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 Tbl. parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray
  1. Coat the interior of the slow cooker crock with cooking spray. Evenly layer the potatoes with the onions and ham. Sprinkle each layer with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, until the butter is completely absorbed. Slowly add the milk and heat for 3 - 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Do not allow the sauce to boil. Remove from heat and add the parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  3. Pour the white sauce over the potatoes. Cook the mixture on high for approximately 2 - 2 ½ hours, or until the potatoes have completely softened. There should be no need to stir during cooking. Serves about 4 - 6 people as a side and 3 - 4 people as an entrée. The recipe can be easily doubled.
Author's Note
The amount of seasoning is purely based on how salty the ham and parmesan has made the dish. I always add very little in the prep stage and taste after the potatoes are cooked. Then adjust from there.


  1. says

    Oooh! I cook my scalloped potatoes (in a somewhat cheesier sauce) in my crock pot, but I never thought to add ham layers before. I guess I know what I’m doing for our next Slow Carb Cheat Day – thanks for the inspiration!

  2. says

    Puuuuuuuuuuuuppy! OMG – Sophie is adorable!

    I haven’t had ham and scalloped potatoes in so long. Now you’ve got my stomach rumbling when it should be thinking about going to bed. :-)

  3. says

    I have to save this to make with leftover Easter ham. Sophie is adorable!! And yes the details might not be exactly the same but I’ve been in the laptop, tv, drink, dinner and dog(s) wanting to play scenario. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

  4. says

    Oh, your puppy is so cute!

    My husband and step-son sit on opposites end of the living room and toss a super ball off the coffee table to each other while watching our dog run back and forth. If the dog happens to catch the ball (rarely) they use a flash light to distract him to get the ball back!

    I love scalloped potatoes and ham – never thought to do it in the crock pot though!

    • Culinary Cory says

      What a cute story Biz. When Sophie was younger, she would chase the little red dot from a laser pointer. It gave me hours of laughter. That was until she figured out it was me controlling the dot. :)

  5. LisaMarie says

    I have to agree with Duo Dishes, Sophie stole the spotlight! What a doll.
    The potato’s look warm and hearty for the Brrr..cold weather we are having.

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