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, and it’s actually healthier!

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. 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 as much air as possible out of your bag, and lay it 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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If you are worried about the potatoes turning brown when you freeze this meal, then just freeze everything else and slice your potatoes on cooking day! Check out all the options Amazon has and read the reviews when making your choice!

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. It literally takes me 10 minutes tops to put together!

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:

Slow cooker scalloped potatoes and ham

Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds cooked ham, cubed
  • 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans Cream of Chicken Soup (or any Cream of Soup)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 6 potatoes, sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 gallon size freezer bag

Instructions

  1. Freezer Meal Prep

  2. Place 2 cups broccoli in gallon sized bag
  3. Add soup and 1-1/4 lbs cubed ham to each bag (see note)
  4. Add 1 1/3 cups water.
  5. Lastly, immediately after slicing, place potatoes on top
  6. Seal bag, lay flat, and place in freezer immediately
  7. To Cook from Freezing

  8. Defrost just enough to get out of freezer bag and place entire contents in slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours (depending on how tender you prefer your potatoes).

Notes

One reason to turn this into four freezer meals is because it's so easy to just purchase a 5 lb ham and cut it in fourths for cubing. No extra measuring or guessing!

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. This doesn't mean they are bad, it just is what they look like if left in the air to long. Another option is to NOT freeze the potatoes and slice them up on cooking day.

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

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