Recipe: Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

You might recall that I promised you a recipe to try out the
Cream of Anything Soup mix that I posted on Monday.
Here it is….my mom has been making this for as long as I can remember, and as kids we loved it. And as a mom, when I need something that I frequently have all the ingredients on hand for, I love it. And as a woman, when I want something that screams “comfort food” ….again, I love it.

It’s not too hard, really. Grab a bunch of stuff……


like the Cream of Anything Soup Mix, dehydrated onions (or fresh chopped onions), potatoes, ham, cheese, mushrooms, salt and pepper…yeah, it really is that easy.

Grease your slow cooker. I can hear it now…”excuse me…is this really necessary?”
Only if you don’t want to spend an hour scrubbing that baby down after dinner when all you wanna do is put your feet up and relax. After all, that’s what slow cooker meals are for, right?



Layer your ingredients, starting with the ham,



then potatoes……



onion and mushrooms……



some cheese and pepper to taste.



Spread the Cream of Anything Soup that you have made over the top. Be sure to spread all the way to the edges. This seals out the air and prevents the potatoes from turning a peculiar shade of….grey.


Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).


Call your hungry kids, and meat and potatoes man for dinner and sit back and revel in the sounds of snarfing polite enjoyment all around the family table.
What more can a momma ask for?



Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes

Recipe by The Essential Homemaker
A quick and easy do-ahead meal, sure to have your family singing your praises.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hrs 10 min, mostly unattended

Yield: 9 servings


  • 9 slices ham
  • potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • onion, chopped OR 1/3 cup dehydrated onion, rehydrated in hot water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Cream of Anything Soup mix, cooked with 1 1/4 cup water till thick and bubbly
  • 1 can mushrooms, chopped
  • pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Make several layers in slow cooker beginning with ham, then potatoes, onion, mushrooms, and cheese, seasoning each layer with pepper.
  2. Cover with soup so air doesn’t reach potatoes.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high 4 hours.

This recipe is easily adapted for different sized families. My basic rule of thumb is that you use one potato, and one slice of ham for each serving you plan on; adjust your cheese and onion according to taste.

Please enjoy, and now we interrupt this fabulous yum-fest to announce the winner of our Shelf Reliance Gift Certificate giveaway!!!

Please give us a nice round of applause for:

Karen Hanshaw Dinsmore
who entered by liking
The Essential Homemaker on Facebook.

I’ll be sending you an email with the info you need to collect your prize, and BIG HUG SMOOSHY thanks to Julie Buckner for her generous prize, and to all of you wonderful readers who took the time to enter!

Stay tuned for Friday! I’ve got a fun project to share!

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