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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Short on oven space as you think about the big meal? Put the scalloped potatoes into a slow cooker hours before dinner and forget about them. This recipe is adapted and doubled from the Mennonite Treasury. It goes well with ham or farmer sausage.


  • 8 cups sliced potatoes or 4 lbs mini potatoes
  • 1 thinly sliced large onion
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup (or 1 can and 1 can cream of celery)
  • 1 can milk or light sour cream (using the empty soup can as a measure)
  • pepper and paprika
  1. Peel potatoes, if using regular potatoes. If using mini potatoes, no need to peel. 
  2. Slice and place half into buttered slow cooker/crock pot. 
  3. Top with thinly sliced onion.
  4. Mix soup and milk in shaker container and pour half of it over onions.
  5. Repeat with potatoes and the rest of the soup mix.
  6. Sprinkle with pepper and paprika. 
  7. Cook on high heat for 1 hour, then turn down to medium and cook for another 4 hours or until potatoes are soft. You can slow this down (7 hours) by cooking on low/medium heat the whole time or speed it up by cooking on high heat the whole time. Once they are done, keep warm on the lowest setting. Serves 10 - 12 


  1. I'd LOVE to try this---Sounds delicious! But could you give the cups or ounces on the milk? I have never seen a can of milk around here, unless it is condensed milk. Thanks!

    1. In recipes like this, after I empty the can of soup I use the soup can to measure a can of milk. It is a good way to rinse out the soup can so you don't waste any of the soup.

  2. My husband called them Indian potatoes because he thought his mother was saying "scalped" potatoes.

  3. This is such a good recipe! I've recently started using shredded smocked cheddar, or sharp old cheddar mixed in and sprinkled on top as well.

  4. This is so great for freeing up oven space too.

  5. I've often had the problem of not having enough room in my oven for the meal I want to make. I will definitely have to try doing scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker!

  6. Would the slow cooker work with a traditional recipe using homemade white sauce? It seems like the liquid would be comparable to using the soup and milk.

    1. Yes, I don't see why your own sauce would not work. I've tried a couple of recipes now and it seems to be pretty foolproof to do them in the slowcooker. These can also be done in a regular casserole in the oven for an hour, probably like yours.


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