Bobbi Jo's StoryI tried this recently and found the moisture content wasn't enough to cook the potatoes thoroughly, without adding the milk to the soup. If you don't want to use milk, mix the soup with water. You can even choose to use cream of chicken, cream of onion/potato, or cheddar cheese soup.
I love my mom's scalloped potatoes but I can't stand the shallow dish resulted in cooking in the baking pans, and I was looking for a nice deep dish recipe for my favorite creamy, cheesy potatoes! The crockpot does this wonderfully.
Watch your cooking times. My grandma's old Rival Crockpot takes a bit longer than a newer, non-stick metal one might. A long clean butter knife inserted into the middle, all the way down to the bottom of the dish should come out fairly clean (but probably cheesy!) and not have much resistance when you poke into the potatoes (or when pulling the knife out).
potatoes, small and whole
cheddar cheese, shredded
cream of mushroom soup
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1Peel, rinse and slice potatoes, dice onion, cube ham and shred cheese, if not already shredded.
2In a small bowl, combine the condensed soup and milk (I just measure out the milk into the empty soup can) whisking lightly with a fork, until fairly well-blended (a few small lumps is OK).
3Spray crockpot liner with cooking spray, or grease lightly with oil.
4Layer one ingredient at a time, starting with potatoes, ham, onion and cheese in a 5-quart slow cooker.
5Repeat layers until ingredients are used up. Do not mix.
6When done layering, pour soup mixture over all, then dot with butter.
7Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. Makes 6-8 servings.
Sea Sun Seasun - Jan 29, 2011
I'm going to try this today!
Bobbi Jo Woods bwoodzy - Feb 6, 2011
Great! Let me know how it turns out!
Sea Sun Seasun - Feb 6, 2011
This was great and a huge hit for my family. DH doesn't care for ham and in scalloped potatoes is really the only way he'll eat them. Great recipe and it smelled so good while cooking!
Denise W Kneicy - Dec 28, 2011
I have been reading recipes all morning, to use part of our Christmas ham leftovers.... this sounds like a winner and I have everything on hand.. headed to the kitchen right now to start up the crock pot. thanks for sharing.
Lori Hughes LadyL46 - Mar 2, 2012
I have yet to try a scalloped potato recipe that doesn't come out curdled!! They all taste good, but look horrible. I'm going to try this tonight. I love using my crockpot. I'll let you know how it turns out...pray for me! lol!