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Indulge in the warm and soothing flavors of ham and potato au gratin on a cold night. This meal is a perfect combination of creamy cheese, hearty potatoes, and succulent ham. The traditional French word for “au gratin” describes this dish’s characteristically baked or broiled cheese topping, which is both golden and crunchy. For those hectic days when you just don’t have the energy to stand over the stove but are still yearning for a hearty meal, we’ll be transforming this culinary gem into a slow cooker version.

A fresh, leafy salad drizzled with a delicate vinaigrette provides the perfect counterpoint to the heavy creaminess of this entrée. Other great side dishes are roasted Brussels sprouts and steamed green beans. The rich cheese sauce goes well with a glass of Chardonnay, making it a more decadent dish to enjoy.



Ham and Potato Au Gratin in a Slow Cooker — 6 Servings


What You Need: 6 medium potatoes, cleaned and cut into slices

1 diced medium onion

A quarter cup of diced cooked ham and three cups of shredded cheddar cheese

measuring one cup of milk

half a cup of heavy cream

2 minced garlic cloves

a quarter of a teaspoon of pepper

paprika, 1/4 teaspoon

1/2 tbsp of butter

With salt added to taste.

What to do

You should start by greasing the interior of the slow cooker saucepan with butter.

At the base of the saucepan, layer half of the sliced potatoes.

3. Top the potatoes with the chopped onions and then sprinkle with the cubed ham.

Fourth, top the ham with half of the shredded cheese, and then stack the potatoes, ham, and cheese again.

5. Combine the milk, heavy cream, paprika, black pepper, chopped garlic, and a separate bowl. Whisk to combine.

6. After layering the ingredients in the slow cooker, evenly pour the milk mixture over them.

7. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 6 to 8 hours on low heat or 3 to 4 hours on high, or until potatoes are soft.

8. If you’d like a crunchy top, you may move everything to a baking sheet, top with more cheese, and broil for a few minutes until brown. It’s totally optional, but very delicious.

Changes and Hints

Use skim milk instead of whole milk and use low-fat cheese for a lighter version. To give it a little crunch before broiling, sprinkle over a breadcrumb mixture. Substitute sliced mushrooms or chopped bell peppers for the ham for a tasty meatless vegetarian option.

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