Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

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Crockpot scalloped potatoes and ham dinner

Freezer Meal Recipes save so much time and money! We love freezer meal cooking!

One of my favorite, and probably the easiest Freezer Meal recipe I make, Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, is simple, fast and nutritious! Because this recipe is so simple, it only takes about 5 extra minutes to make 4 meals instead of 2, so I usually prepare 4 at a time.

Keep in mind in the recipe notes below, the ingredients we’ve listed only make one meal! If you’re stocking up on freezer meals, be sure to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe.

Ham and scalloped potatoes recipe ingredients

Ingredients

Depending on what you like better or what you have on hand, you can use russet potatoes or red potatoes for this recipe. If you’re going to use red, you may want to double the number of potatoes as red ones are typically smaller. 

Also, if you don’t have any cream of chicken soup on hand, check out this DIY cream of chicken soup recipe. Comes in handy in a pinch!

If you’re doing this as a freezer meal, you’ll also want to have a 1-gallon freezer friendly bag for each meal you plan on making. If you’re going to make multiple, you’ll need multiple bags! Be sure to write a simple description on the bag too:

Ham and scalloped potatoes freezer bag

Freezer Instructions

The full recipe instructions are below, but it’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients (except the cheese) in order to your freezer bag. This will only take you 10 minutes or less for each meal which is AMAZING!

The end result should look like so:

Ham and potatoes meal in freezer bag

Be sure to get your bag to lay as flat as possible for easy freezing!

Cooking ham and scalloped potatoes in the crockpot with melted cheese on top

Cooking it in the Crockpot

Things get even easier at this point. This recipe just keeps getting better! When you’re ready to cook up one of your freezer meals, take a bag out of the freezer to defrost a little bit, and then dump all the ingredients into your crockpot.

Cook on low for 8 hours, and add your shredded cheddar cheese in the last hour of cooking. You can also stir the cheese in at the very end if you forget to add it earlier.

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Freezer scalloped potatoes and ham

Final Thoughts

This is one of my favorite freezer meals just because of how easy and quick it is to prepare. I also love how you can just take it out of the freezer, empty it into the crockpot, and you’re pretty much good to go!

Crockpot ham and scalloped potatoes

Learn more about Freezer Meal Cooking:

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Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 8hrs
Yield: 6-8 cups | Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli (or 1 bag frozen broccoli (16 oz) if you want to save time)
  • 1 1/4 pounds cooked ham, cubed
  • 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans Cream of Chicken Soup (can substitute any Cream of Soup you have)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 6 potatoes, sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 gallon size freezer bag

Instructions

  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 1/4 lbs cubed ham to each bag. (This is another reason I like doing 4 at a time, I can just buy a 5 lb ham, cut it in fourths and cube each fourth. No extra measuring or guessing!)
  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. To cook, defrost slightly (enough to get out of freezer bag), place entire contents in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. 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).

Notes

I do all 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.
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.
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.

Ingredients: Broccoli, Cheese, Cream of Chicken Soup, Ham, Pepper, Pork, Potatoes, Salt, Water
Meal Type: Main Dish, Side Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker

Comments & Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

    • I’m so sorry you didn’t like the recipe. You do have to be very fast from cutting the potatoes to freezing the meal, or your way is a great solution too! Plus it would take a lot less room in the freezee.
      Isn’t that a great thing about recipes? You can play with them until you get them to taste exactly how your family loves them!!

    • 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.

  • 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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