Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Salmon

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Salmon

The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 9 hrs
Total: 9 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
349 Calories
12g Fat
39g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 349
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1156mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Scalloped potatoes is a time-honored side dish, with a prominent place on holiday buffets and special occasion menus. But that doesn't mean this luscious potato recipe can't welcome additional ingredients, and go from the oven to the crock pot, turning it into an easy weeknight main dish. By adding canned salmon and cream of mushroom soup, this rich side dish becomes a tasty main dish that's quick to put together.

Slices of potato are layered with flour, onion, and flaked canned salmon in a slow cooker and then topped with a mixture of condensed soup and water. After several hours you'll come home to a satisfying, creamy dish that only needs a green vegetable to round it out.


  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes (peeled and sliced thin)

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (divided)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (16-ounce) can salmon (drained and flaked)

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (divided)

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Dash of nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Salmon ingredients

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  2. Grease the insert of your slow cooker.

    grease the slow cooker

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  3. Place half of the potato slices in the bottom of the crock pot.

    potatoes in a slow cooker

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  4. Sprinkle with half of the flour and with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    flour and seasoning added to the potatoes in the slow cooker

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  5. Cover with half of the flaked salmon and half of the onion.

    salmon and onions on top of potatoes in the slow cooker

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  6. Repeat the layers.

    salmon and onions on top of potatoes in a slow cooker

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  7. In a measuring cup or bowl, combine the soup and water.

    combine the soup and water in a bowl

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  8. Pour over the top of potato and salmon mixture in the crock pot.

    Pour the soup mixture over the top of potato and salmon mixture in the crock pot

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  9. Sprinkle with just a dash of nutmeg. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, or until potatoes are tender.

    Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes With Salmon, nutmeg on top

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  • Scalloped potatoes need a sturdy, starchy potato. The firmness means they'll stay intact while cooking, and the starch helps to thicken the sauce. Yukon Golds and Russet potatoes are the best candidates for this dish; avoid waxy red potatoes—they won't soften properly as they are lower in starch.
  • Make sure to slice the potatoes the same size so that they cook evenly; the slices should be thin enough so they won't remain firm after they are cooked—about 1/8 inch is ideal.
  • If using Yukon Gold potatoes, you don't have to peel them as the skin is quite thin.

Recipe Variations

  • Feel free to add a vegetable such as peas to make this a complete meal.
  • Add some cheese to make the dish a bit more luxurious; Gruyere or Parmesan are good choices.
  • If you would like a little more flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, dried thyme, or dried tarragon to the soup and water mixture before adding to the crock pot.
  • For a top that is golden and bubbling, place the crock pot insert under the broiler for a minute or two. (Make sure it is broiler safe.)