Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

by Olivia
Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham –Hey y’all! If you’re looking for a hearty and comforting dish, this Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe made in the crock pot is perfect. It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor. Let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

  • Easy and Convenient: Made in a crock pot for a hands-off cooking experience.
  • Hearty and Comforting: Perfect for a cozy family meal or gathering.
  • Versatile: Great as a main dish or a side dish.
  • Delicious: The combination of hash browns, ham, and cheese is simply irresistible.

Ingredients For Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

  • 32 oz. 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

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Crock Pot:
    • Fit the crock pot with a plastic liner for easy cleanup.
  2. Layer the Ingredients:
    • Add the hash browns to the crock pot. Top with diced ham, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In a bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and milk. Whisk together until well combined.
  4. Combine and Cook:
    • Pour the soup mixture over the hash brown and ham mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and stir to combine.
    • Cover with the lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for about 4 hours, until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve your scalloped potatoes and ham warm, garnished with sliced green onions.
Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

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Variations:

  • Different Cheeses: Try using different types of cheese like Swiss, Gruyère, or mozzarella for a different flavor.
  • Additional Veggies: Add some diced bell peppers or frozen peas for extra color and nutrition.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: Substitute cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken soup for a different taste.

Equipment:

  • Crock pot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

What to Serve with This Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham?

This dish pairs wonderfully with a fresh green salad, steamed vegetables, or a crusty loaf of bread.

Tips:

  • Defrosting Hash Browns: If using defrosted hash browns, adjust the cooking time accordingly to avoid overcooking.
  • Even Layering: Make sure to evenly distribute the ingredients in the crock pot for uniform cooking.
  • Cheese Variation: Use your favorite cheese or a combination of cheeses for a richer flavor.

FAQ:

Q: Can I use fresh potatoes instead of hash browns?

A: Yes, you can use thinly sliced fresh potatoes. Just adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure they are fully cooked.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can prepare the dish and store it in the refrigerator before cooking. Just allow it to come to room temperature before placing it in the crock pot.

Q: Can I freeze leftovers?

A: Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

Easy Scalloped Potatoes And Ham

Yield: Makes about 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Enjoy your hearty and comforting Scalloped Potatoes and Ham!

Ingredients

  • - 32 oz. 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. Fit the crock pot with a plastic liner for easy cleanup.
2. Add the hash browns to the crock pot. Top with diced ham, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
3. In a bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and milk. Whisk together until well combined.
4. Pour the soup mixture over the hash brown and ham mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and stir to combine. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for about 4 hours, until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is melted.
5. Serve warm, garnished with sliced green onions.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 450 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 1200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 20g

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