Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

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One of my favorite, and probably the easiest Freezer Meal recipe I make, Ham and Scalloped Potatoes is simple, fast and nutritious!

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Freezer Meal Recipe: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients

    For 1 Meal
  • 6 Potatoes, Fresh, Sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 10 3/4 oz cans Cream of Chicken Soup (can substitute any Cream of Soup you have, it all tastes great!)
  • 1 1/3 C Water
  • 1.25 lbs Ham
  • 2 cups broccoli (this is 1/2 bag frozen broccoli (16 oz) if you want to save time)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 oz Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Gallon size Freezer Bags
  • For 4 Meals
  • Because this is so simple, it only takes about 5 extra minutes to make 4 instead of 1, so I always do 4 at a time
  • 24 Potatoes, Fresh, Sliced (about 1/4 inch thick) about a 5 lb bag
  • 4 10 3/4 oz cans Cream of Chicken Soup (or 2 Large Cans-you'll have about 3 TBSP left over)
  • 5 1/3 C Water
  • 5 lbs Ham
  • 8 cups broccoli (or 2 bags 16 oz frozen broccoli)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 lb Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 Gallon size Freezer Bags

Instructions

    Preparing For the Freezer:
  1. Place 2 cups Broccoli in each gallon bag
  2. Add 1 can (or 1 1/3 cups, if from the big cans) Cream of Chicken Soup to each bag
  3. Add 1.25 lbs cubed ham to each bag
  4. Add 1 1/3 cups (or one can, if you used the little cans of soup) water to each bag
  5. Place 6-7 sliced potatoes (we like yellow or red-and leave the skins on for quicker prep) on top.
  6. Seal and lay flat to freeze.
  7. Preparing after Freezing:
  8. To cook, defrost slightly (enough to get out of Freezer Bag), place entire contents in Crock Pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
  9. In the last hour of cooking, add 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese (or if like me, you forget this step, add it at the end and stir gently)
  10. Freezing the Potatoes:
  11. Some people aren't having very good luck with freezing potatoes... I suggest you try one of the following:
  12. 1. Bake the potatoes about half way, then slice and freeze.
  13. 2. Keep potatoes in pantry and then slice on cooking day.
  14. 3. Buy frozen potatoes from the store.
  15. Notes
  16. I do all the the other work in the same time it takes my sweet hubby to wash and slice the potatoes. Doing all four meals takes the 2 of us about 15 minutes.
  17. I like to buy a 5 LB ham, and cut in in half, and then the halves in half (so each quarter looks identical), it saves time and measuring :)!
  18. You can add the cheese into the bags if you want to save a step, I just personally think it tastes better added at the end of cooking time
  19. If you don't add the potatoes at the end, and freeze right away, they may turn brown/black. This doesn't mean they are bad, it just is what they look like if left in the air to long.
  20. Cost for all 4 Meals
  21. Broccoli $0.78 each ($1.56)
  22. Cream of Chicken soup $1.98 each ($3.96)
  23. 5 Lb Ham $9.28
  24. Potatoes $2.50
  25. Cheese $4.99 2 lb Brick (Albertsons Round Up-Ends Tuesday.) ($2.50)
  26. Final Price: $19.80 or $4.95 per meal!
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Comments

  1. What perfect timing on this recipe! Zaycon ham is being delivered now, and Albertsons has 10# potatoes for .99 in our stores. Killer deals and tasty sounding recipe. Thanks for sharing and helping to make some of my nights more convenient.

  2. I’m guessing yes but the potatoes do well frozen? I thought they didn’t do well frozen but its good to know they can be. Thanks for the recipe! I totally want to start doing freezer meals.

  3. We make this…with a little variety but try adding thinly sliced yellow onions to it with cream of celery soup! And switch up the cheeses to include smoked or sharp! Yummo! Great recipe to play with! Even canned sliced or diced potatoes work!

  4. Stephanie L says:

    If I make this fresh, how long should it cook in the crock pot?

  5. melissa says:

    Can’t use Cream of anything soup… can you make a Rouge/cream sauce instead?

  6. Jennifer says:

    Didn’t think you could freeze raw potatoes, good to know

  7. What is the number of servings for this meal? Equal to a 9×13 casserole?

  8. I just made this in the crockpot and its absolutely horrible. When we came home it looked like a batch of mushy pig slop. I recommend not freezing your potatoes as they turn black when frozen. Cut them when getting ready to make this. Doesn’t take that long. Also keep the broccoli as a side dish. Wish I could post the pic I took, of what it turned out to be. Very disappointed. Live and learn I guess. Learned to stick with my recipe.

    • To prevent browning of peeled potatoes place the slices in a lemon juice and water bath. Discoloration is the potatoe’s reaction to oxygen and the water keeps the O2 out. The lemon juice has a residual effect and keeps them naturally white while they sit in open air. This also works for apples and just about anything else that tends to change color quickly when exposed to oxygen.

  9. I would like to try this recipe, however my husband has a dairy and a gluten allergy. Is there something to substitute for the canned cream of chicken ?

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