Scalloped potatoes are a favorite comfort food anytime of the year. And if you are a junkie, like me – it’s always a good idea to develop other ways to put a healthy spin on those favorite comfort food recipes.
With this Easy Scalloped Potato recipe, you maintain those healthy eating habits by putting a new twist on an old favorite. Besides, this recipe makes for such an easy crock pot meal, side dish, or an accompaniment to a dinner party.
This Easy Scalloped Potato recipe is so tasty, you’ll want to explore the other recipes provided at the end of this article!
Ingredients for Easy Scalloped Crock Pot Potatoes
- Vegetable or Olive Oil cooking spray
- 3 lbs Yukon Gold or Eastern Potatoes, thinly sliced (appx 9 cups)
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 can (11 oz) *Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (98% fat free)
- 1 cup shredded *Cheddar cheese
Directions for Easy Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes
- Spray inside of 6-qt crock pot with cooking spray
- In a small bowl, mix together the soup and broth
- Layer a third of the potatoes and half of the onion in the cooker, drizzle the soup mixture over the potato layer
- Repeat the layers, pouring any remaining soup mixture over the potatoes
- Cover and cook HIGH 4 – 5 hours or until the potatoes are tender
- Top the potatoes with cheese (or choose another *variation below)
- Cover and let stand for 5 minute or until the cheese is melted
Yields 6 servings
• *Variations to this recipe:
- To boost your flavor, consider replacing the *Cheddar with (4 oz / appx 1/2 cup) crumbled blue cheese.
- For a Twice Baked Scallop Potato variation, garnish with a handful of diced ham or bacon, 1 T chopped green onions, and 2-3 T sour cream.
- For a more organic approach to the *canned soup – consider blending 1 c. sauteed mushrooms into 2 cups of Almond milk. First, whisk 1-2 T. whole wheat flour into 3 T. unsalted butter when sautéing the mushrooms; this creates a thickening agent. Puree the mushrooms to desired texture and add to the Almond milk on med-low heat until a slow boil forms. Remove from heat, cool and add to the recipe as instructed. This variation gives the recipe a unique, and very mild nutty flavor.
• Potatoes are a great way to increase the vitamin intake for you and your family. One medium potato with the skin on (appx 5 oz) contains the following:
- Up to 45% of the daily required intake of vitamin C
- More potassium than spinach, broccoli, or bananas (appx 620 mg
- 10% of daily intake for B6
- And small amounts of riboflavin, thiamine, folate, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium.
• For more information on Naturally adding Vitamin C into your diet, click on the link in this sentence.
If you enjoyed this recipe, then CHECK OUT more of my Slow Cooker Concoctions!
- Best slow cooker Spanish Rice
- Crock pot Tropical Tea
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs
- Easy Lemon Roasted Chicken
- Healthy Red Beans and Rice
- Homemade Meatballs with Tangy Fruit n’ Sauce
- How to cook a Spicy Roast Beef
- Rosemary Chicken with White Beans
- Rosemary Pork, Mushrooms & Shallots
- Smoked Sausage with Cabbage & Apples
For ideas on where to shop for local or organic ingredients, please click on any of the links below:
• Boise Co-Op
• Whole Foods Market
• Brown Box Organics
• Idaho Organic Store Locator
From my home to yours: another favorite recipe – enjoyed with nutrition in mind.