Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese

crock pot potato and ham casserole with cheese
Diana Rattray
  • 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Ratings (73)

his 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. 


What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.
  2. Add remaining ham, potatoes, and onions, and sprinkle lightly with more salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl, combine the two cans of condensed soup with the milk.
  4. Spoon the soup mixture over the potatoes and top with the remaining 1/2 cup or cheese
  5. Sprinkle with paprika.
  6. 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.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 707
    Total Fat 47 g
    Saturated Fat 26 g
    Unsaturated Fat 13 g
    Cholesterol 159 mg
    Sodium 1,163 mg
    Carbohydrates 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 29 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)