Helen's Slow Cooker Potatoes


Similar to scalloped potatoes, but...well, different. I searched your site and didn't find anything with my ingredients, although there were slow cooker dishes with potatoes in it. Hope you like it. I got this recipe from an elderly neighbor when my husband and I lived in Baltimore, MD. It's entirely her creation. I've taken this dish to family affairs, church potlucks, and picnics. I always have an empty Crock Pot® to bring home.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 6 potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks

  • ¾ pound American cheese, cubed

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 ⅔ fluid ounces milk

  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place potatoes in a slow cooker. Combine American cheese, onion, soup, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Fill soup can 2/3 full of milk and stir into the mixture. Pour mixture over the potatoes and stir to coat. Sprinkle paprika on top. Cover and cook on High until potatoes are tender, 4 to 5 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You can also cook this on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Add any one of the following, or combine some, to make the dish an all-in-one meal: cooked ham, cubed (I buy it at the salad bar already cooked and cubed--it's a real timesaver and inexpensive), leftover cooked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces, bacon, cooked and crumbled, or broccoli florets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
16g Fat
35g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 943mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 302mg 23%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 862mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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