Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese

crock pot potato and ham casserole with cheese
Diana Rattray
Ratings (77)
  • Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
707 Calories
47g Fat
44g Carbs
29g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This crockpot recipe is made with ham, potatoes, onion, cheddar cheese and condensed soup. It's a very easy preparation. Just slice the potatoes and onions and layer everything in the slow cooker. Mix the soups and milk together and pour over the casserole. 

I cooked this in the slow cooker in about 3 1/2 t0 4 hours. If your potatoes are rather thick, it might take a bit longer.

I made the casserole with sharp cheddar, but mild cheddar or cheddar jack cheese will work as well. I also used a 1-pound package of diced ham instead of slices.

Serve the potatoes with a tossed salad and biscuits or crusty bread. Or reduce the amount of ham and serve the potatoes as a side dish. 



  • 12 to 16 ounces ham (sliced or diced)
  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced, about 3  to 3 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • Dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (grated and divided)
  • 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Paprika (to taste)

Steps to Make It

Put half of ham, potatoes, and onions in the crock pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then add 1 cup of the grated cheese.

Add remaining ham, potatoes, and onions, and sprinkle lightly with more salt and pepper.

In a bowl, combine the two cans of condensed soup with the milk.

Spoon the soup mixture over the potatoes and top with the remaining 1/2 cup or cheese

Sprinkle with paprika.

Cover and cook on LOW for about 8 hours or about 3 1/2 to 4 hours on HIGH, or until the potatoes are tender.

Tips and Variations

To make a vegetarian dish, omit the ham or use vegetarian sausage crumbles or bacon for a smoky flavor.

Some good substitutes for the cheddar cheese: Monterey Jack, shredded American cheese (Velveeta), smoked cheddar, or colby cheese.

Add sliced celery to the layers along with the onions.

Add thinly sliced or diced red and/or green bell pepper to the layers with the onions.

Instead of ham, use diced smoked sausage or browned crumbled sausage.

Replace the ham with about 6 to 8 ounces of crumbled cooked bacon

Add sliced mushrooms to the layers with the sliced onions.

Replace the salt with seasoned salt or Cajun or Creole seasoning.