Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham…simple, creamy sauce over slow cooked potatoes and ham. An easy recipe made in the morning and ready after your long day!


Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

I love when my grandma cooks for us. It always tastes good! She gave us this wonderful recipe for Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham years ago and I am always in the mood for it.  This recipe has become a family favorite….it never lets me down.  Doesn’t it look like great comfort food?

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

We call this our “shortcut” scalloped potatoes recipe. Instead of using a homemade white cream sauce, we use cream of chicken soup to form a deliciously easy gravy. If you’d like a homemade white sauce for these scalloped potatoes, see this recipe.

What Does Cream of Tartar Do in This Recipe?

Many have asked if it was necessary to toss the cream of tartar with the potatoes. I’ll admit I’ve skipped this step, but the cream of tartar helps to prevent the potatoes from turning brown. You end up with a prettier final dinner presentation with the cream of tartar.


Leftover Ham Recipes

This is a great way to use up ham…although we buy ham specifically for this recipe. It makes a large amount so it is great for company, too! Need just a small amount? You can easily halve this recipe.

What to Serve with Scalloped Potatoes

This dinner is fantastic with our popular Buttery Soft Rolls. You’ll love using these rolls to soak up the creamy gravy of this recipe. Serve alongside steamed vegetables or a side salad for an easy, complete dinner.



  • Mandolin Slicer: Make potato chips, scalloped potatoes, julienned vegetables and more
  • Slow Cooker: Every kitchen needs one. We don’t have a fancy slow cooker. Just a simple one that we know will be reliable for us.
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

4.5 from 2 votes
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham…simple, creamy sauce over slow cooked potatoes and ham. An easy recipe made in the morning and ready after your long day!
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes


  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8-10 potatoes sliced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 pounds ham cubed or sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • In a large bowl, dissolve cream of tartar in water and toss with sliced potatoes. Drain. 
  • Put ½ of the potatoes in the slow cooker, sprinkle with onions, ½ cup of cheese, ½ of the ham and 1 can of cream of chicken soup.
  • Layer the rest of the potatoes, ham, cheese and the last can of cream of chicken soup. 
  • Sprinkle with paprika. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.



You can skin the potatoes or leave the skin on. Leave out the ham if you'd just like a potato side dish.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1328mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 5.9mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 352

Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

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Donna Clark
9 years ago

Your posts are so colorful and inviting!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talents!!!
Love, Grandma Clark

Norma Wires
9 years ago

A cool rainy day plus left over ham in the freezer — makes for a good time to try your scalloped potatoes. It was delicious!! Really enjoyed it and recommend it to all!

Richard F
8 years ago

Just put in the crock pot for todays supper,that way if the kids”pop in”we’re covered.

Betty P
8 years ago

What does the cream of tarter do? I’ve never heard it used that way before.

8 years ago

Great and easy recipe. Thanks so much.

7 years ago

Nice and easy recipe. Thank you Lizzy.

Linda Holder
7 years ago

Why do you use cream of chickeb soup in this recipe? Would you not have a chicken flavor instead of potato or ham?

6 years ago

If I was to cook part time on high and part time on low what ratio would you suggest?

4 years ago

5 stars
I have a similar recipe for Cheesy Potatoes but uses cream of celery soup. Adding ham sounds great. Yummy!!

2 years ago

I have this in the crock pot now so you don’t add any water or milk to it??

2 years ago

Looking forward to dinner tonight, trying your recipe for first time 🙂 I have a slow roaster so for anyone who has one of those the equivalent temp is 300° for high in a slow cooker. I ended up using smoked pork chops though instead of ham the chops were on sale, Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂