Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Last year Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes was one of the most requested recipes that you all wanted to see on the blog, and for good reason.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, there’s just so many wonderful side dishes that we want to make for our Holiday dinners!
Growing up, there was always at least one, but usually three or four potato side dishes on the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you know my Granny, you know she absolutely loves her potatoes!
We would have mashed potatoes, sweet potato yams, and of course, Hash Brown Casserole.
Oddly enough, we never had Scalloped Potatoes though, or if we did, I don’t remember them.
The first time I remember eating Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes was at my husband’s family Thanksgiving dinner.
My mother-in-law made the best, cheesiest, most creamy Scalloped Potatoes, and I’ve been hooked on them ever since!
What You’ll Need to Make Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
If you’ve got a hankering for some Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes this Holiday season, but you don’t want to add yet one more thing to your oven, try these Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes.
I have four slow cooker’s and I usually have every one of them in use during the Holiday season.
While I enjoy cooking traditionally, I also love making use of the convenience and ease of cooking that comes with using a slow cooker – plus it really frees up some oven space for the things that have to go in the oven.
Let’s get started making these Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes by laying all of our ingredients out.
A 2 quart or larger slow cooker
salt (to taste)
ground black pepper (to taste)
garlic powder (to taste)
onion powder (to taste)
1 1/4 cups of milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 medium or large russet potatoes
1 green onion
How to Prepare Your Potatoes for this Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Peel your russet potatoes with a potato peeler or paring knife and rinse off any lingering dirt.
Place the potatoes on a cutting board and make room for the slicing and dicing your’re about to do.
How to Slice Your Potatoes for Scalloped Potatoes
Slice your russet potatoes into thin, round slices.
You don’t want to make the slices paper thin, but you also don’t want them too thick because it will take much longer to cook thicker slices.
Start out with about 1/4 inch thick slices and you should be good to go.
How to Make Scalloped Potatoes From Scratch
Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Line the bottom of a 2 quart or larger slow cooker with some of the sliced potatoes.
I like to line these in a spiral so that they are just slightly overlapping but not all on top of each other.
Quick Scalloped Potatoes
Season your first layer of sliced potatoes with a dash of salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Once your sliced potatoes are seasoned, pour 1/4 of the 1 and 1/4 cup of milk over the first layer of potatoes in the Crock Pot.
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
After adding the milk to your potatoes in the slow cooker, sprinkle on 1/4 of the 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
It’s important to note here that you can use any shredded cheddar cheese you choose, mild, sharp, white, or orange.
You can even use Colby Jack or American cheese if you prefer!
Simple Scalloped Potatoes
Once you have the first layer of Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes complete, just continue creating layers on top of the previous one until all of your ingredients are used.
If you’re cooking for a large crowd this Thanksgiving or Christmas, you may way to double or even triple this recipe.
Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Add another layer of potatoes to the first layer already in the slow cooker and start all over again.
Continue making these layers until all of the potatoes have been used.
Finish the last layer with a sprinkle of the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
You can’t have Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes without fresh green onion added in!
Something about the addition of the freshly chopped chives to these Scalloped Potatoes just really gives them a good flavor.
Grab a stalk of green onion and chop the green part (only the green) until it is diced into small pieces.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Sprinkle the fresh chives on top of the potatoes in the slow cooker.
This will add such a wonderful flavor to your Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes!
Some people like to add diced ham to their Scalloped Potatoes, and that’s delicious too, but I prefer to eat my ham on the side.
I have a wonderful Slow Cooker Holiday Ham Recipe that is flavorful and delicious – also perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
How to Cook Potatoes Au Gratin in the Slow Cooker
Now that the Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are ready to cook, place the lid on the slow cooker and cook these on low 4-5 hours.
Every slow cooker cooks differently so if your slow cooker cooks very slowly, I would recommend cooking these potatoes on high for 4-5 hours.
You want the potatoes to be fork tender once cooked through.
When the cooking time is complete, remove the lid from the slow cooker and turn the heat off.
Serve these Scalloped Potatoes with your favorite Holiday dishes and enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed your time in my kitchen today and that you will come back soon for more wonderful recipes!
Happy Holidays to ya!
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are a creamy, cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe, made easy in the Crock Pot slow cooker. Potatoes Au Gratin are the perfect holiday side dish for any meal!
- 4 medium russet potatoes peeled and sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/4 cup milk any grade
- 1 stalk green onion chopped
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- onion powder to taste
Peel potatoes with a potato peeler, rinse off any dirt, and slice into 1/4 inch thick round slices.
Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Layer the bottom of the slow cooker with some of the sliced potatoes in a spiral, slightly overlapping but not stacked.
Season potatoes lightly with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Pour 1/4 of the milk over the potatoes in the slow cooker and then add a sprinkle of cheese. Repeat these layers until all potatoes are in the slow cooker and end the layer with cheese on top.
Wash one stalk of green onion and chop into small pieces (just the green part). Sprinkle the fresh chives over the potatoes in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours or until fork tender.
Serve hot and enjoy!
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