Can You Make Boxed Scalloped Potatoes in a Crock Pot?
The short answer to this is ‘yes’ – you can make boxed scalloped potatoes in a crock pot. This is a great alternative to traditional stove-top versions of scalloped potatoes that require a longer cooking time and more prep work for the same flavor. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started on the path to munching on delicious home-cooked scalloped potatoes in as little as an hour.
Preparing the Potatoes
- Gather Ingredients – For this recipe, you’ll need a boxed scalloped potato mix (any flavor), 2 1/2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of butter and a 6 or 8-quart slow cooker.
- Prepare the Potatoes – Empty the potato mix into the slow cooker. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the mix. Add the two and a half cups of water and stir until everything is blended.
- Cover and Set the Time – Put the lid on the slow cooker and set the time to low. Let the potatoes cook for two hours.
Finishing the Potatoes
After the potatoes have been in the slow cooker for two hours, remove the lid and stir the ingredients together. Add a half cup of water if the potatoes have begun to steam and thicken. Put the lid back on the slow cooker and let the potatoes cook for another 30 minutes. Once the time is up, remove the lid and stir the potatoes one more time. Let the potatoes cook for another 15 minutes until the texture is to your liking.
Serving the Potatoes
Turn off the slow cooker and move the potatoes to a serving dish. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy. This easy, classic side dish can go great with a variety of main courses, from mac and cheese to grilled chicken and veggies.
So there you have it – you can make boxed scalloped potatoes in a crock pot. The next time you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish, give this recipe a try.