Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes – these creamy potatoes are a perfect side dish to just about any meal! You only need a few simple ingredients, and your crock pot does all the work.

We love scalloped potatoes, and they’re especially great for holidays!! This slow cooker version is perfect for those busy days. For more slow cooker sides check out: slow cooker mashed potatoes, slow cooker mac and cheese, slow cooker green beans.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Potatoes

Hi – Kara here! Potatoes are a favorite side dish at my house. They go well with just about any main dish, and my family loves them. But really – who DOESN’T love potatoes?!

We have a large variety of potato recipes here on the site, almost all of them being very simple. One of those recipes are Scalloped Potatoes – they’re cheesy, delicious and a great side dish.

To make them even more simple, you can throw them in the slow cooker. That’s what today’s recipe is for. Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes. You need just a few ingredients and the slow cooker does all the work to make creamy, delicious potatoes.

Scalloped potatoes in slow cooker

How to make crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

As mentioned – today’s recipe is simple!

PREP POTATOES. Start by peeling and slicing your potatoes about an eighth of an inch thick. Spread about a third of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of a greased crock pot.

SEASON + LAYER. Sprinkle with a third of the seasonings, then a third of the cream. Repeat two more times.

SLOW COOK. Place the lid on your crock pot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

I stirred mine once after a couple hours, but that’s not mandatory. If desired, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of cooked potatoes and cook for about 5 more minutes till the cheese melts. The result is a delicious and cheesy side that required very little work.

Crock pot scalloped potatoes

Recipe FAQ

Which potatoes are best for scalloped potatoes? We used Russet for ours, but these have to be peeled first. If you are looking for potatoes that don’t need peeling, we recommend red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.

Can you add ham to this recipe? Of course! Just add cubed ham pieces in between the layers. They add a great flavor to this recipe. You can also add chopped bacon too which also adds more flavor.

Best cheese to use? Traditional scalloped potatoes don’t have cheese on top. These potatoes are actually plenty delicious just as they are, the onions and garlic give them great flavor! Since my family loves sharp cheddar cheese,  I added some to the top of my mine. You can omit the cheddar cheese, or you can substitute another cheese if you prefer (like Italian cheese or even shredded Parmesan cheese).

How to store/reheat scalloped potatoes? If you happen to have any leftover potatoes, place in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, place in the microwave and serve them with a salad for a tasty lunch!

Cheesy crock pot scalloped potatoes on plate

Whatever you do, these potatoes are sure to be a family favorite. And since you don’t have to heat up the oven, you can even make them in the heat of the summer. Wouldn’t they be delicious served with grilled chicken or steak?

for more potato dishes, check out:

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

4.94 from 16 votes
Creamy Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes are a great side to any meal. You only need a few ingredients and the slow cooker!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 333 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 5 russet potatoes large
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp dry minced onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Peel potatoes and slice 1/8" thick. Arrange a third of the potatoes in the bottom of a crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Drizzle about a third of the cream evenly over the potatoes. Sprinkle a third of the garlic, minced onion, Parmesan, salt, and pepper over the potatoes. Repeat two more times.
  • Cover slow cooker. Cook potatoes on HIGH for 4-5 hours or until tender. 
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of potatoes. Cook for about 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

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  1. 5 stars
    These are wonderful!
    My family loves potatoes and these are a huge hit with my family! To be honest, I thought they would be harder to make then they actually are.
    My family loves the extra cheese on top!

  2. I will need to double the recipe for 14-16 people. Do you have a guess on time for a 6 qt crock pot or will time be about the same?

    1. Time may be a bit longer since there is more you are heating up in the crock pot. It may not quite be double the time however, so I’d just keep an eye on it.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for dinner. The only thing I changed was I added some sliced kielbasa with each layer and I added the rest of the container of the heavy whipping cream (so,not to waste it). It was delicious. I will be making this recipe again.

    1. You know, I haven’t tried this recipe with parboiled potatoes, but I imagine that would work! If you do try it, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out.

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