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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

A gunmetal gray plate sits on a weathered wood backdrop with a gold fork on the side of the plate. Cheese, cooked, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are on the plate, topped with cooked chives. The gold fork has a bite of Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes on the end of the fork.

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!

 

A gunmetal gray plate sits on a weathered wood backdrop with a gold fork on the side of the plate. Cheese, cooked, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are on the plate, topped with cooked chives.

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.

You’ll Need:

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

 

A black granite counter top with a measuring cup filled with one cup of milk, a bag of fresh green onions, four brown, russet potatoes, one cup of shredded cheddar cheese, a container of salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and a small, black, Crockpot slow cooker with the lid on it is the center of attention in this photo.

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.

 

A small white cutting board sits on a black, granite counter top with four peeled and rinsed russet potatoes on it and a small, brown handled paring knife rests on the cutting board beside the potatoes.

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.

 

Russet potatoes sliced into rounds rest on a small, white cutting board with a small brown handled pairing knife resting alongside. Everything is sitting on a black granite counter top that is barely visible in the photo.

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.

 

A small, black, Crock Pot slow cooker insert with a few sliced russet potato rounds in the bottom.

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.

 

One layer of sliced russet potatoes in the bottom of a black slow cooker that have been seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder are the center of attention in this photo. The cup of milk pictured previously is coming out of the right hand side of the frame and about to be poured over the potatoes in the slow cooker.

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!

 

A hand is coming out of the left hand side of the frame holding a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese over a black slow cooker that has sliced russet potatoes in the bottom that have been seasoned with black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and milk.

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.

 

A black slow cooker with one layer of sliced russet potatoes in the bottom with seasonings, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk.

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.

 

A couple of layers of sliced russet potatoes, with seasonings, milk, and shredded cheddar cheese in a black slow cooker.

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.

 

A small white cutting board with a green onion on it and a small brown handled paring knife.

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!

 

A couple of layers of sliced russet potatoes, with seasonings, milk, and shredded cheddar cheese, topped with sliced green onions in a black slow cooker.

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!

 

A gunmetal gray plate sits on a weathered wood backdrop with a gold fork on the side of the plate. Cheese, cooked, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are on the plate, topped with cooked chives.

If you loved this recipe and you want to try more, consider my Granny’s Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe and my Pistachio Salad Recipe.

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!

-Amy

 

 

 

A gunmetal gray plate sits on a weathered wood backdrop with a gold fork on the side of the plate. Cheese, cooked, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes are on the plate, topped with cooked chives. The gold fork has a bite of Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes on the end of the fork.
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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! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes with a potato peeler, rinse off any dirt, and slice into 1/4 inch thick round slices.

  2. 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.

  3. Season potatoes lightly with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy! 

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Shared at Full Plate Thursday

Also Shared at Foodie Friday

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2 Comments

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    Miz Helen
    October 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Your Scalloped Potatoes will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 30, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Those potatoes look absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope you join us every week. Have a fabulous day.

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