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Creamy Ham and Potatoes Recipe

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"Serve this stick-to-your-ribs dish with a green salad and dessert for a complete meal," suggests Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama. The creamy mixture of hearty ham and tender potatoes is brimming with homemade flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 321 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 1586 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, layer potatoes, onions and ham.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth. Combine soup and water; gradually stir into flour mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Pour over ham. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until potatoes are tender. If desired, sprinkle with cheese before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Ham and Potatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p45

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"My 4 boys and husband all love this even though some are picky. I usually double it keeping with one can of soup and using only one large onion."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"I doubled the recipe, but purposely did not double the water, I only used 2 cups rather than 2-2/3 cups. However, 2 cups was still far too much water, and made a big difference in the end as far as it being too watery and lacking in flavor. -Lori in WI."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I made this for Easter dinner and everyone loved it....even my picky eaters."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"This is my daughters favorite and so easy... Cooks all day and ready for you when you get home."

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