Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham

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Here is another great recipe for you to make use of the wonderful slow cooker. Good family meals can easily be made in slow cookers and they allow for you to be doing other things while your meal slowly cooks. Food ideas can come from anyone you don’t have to be a professional recipe writer to design a recipe all you need is inspiration and creativity. A delicious potato recipe can be as easy as fried onions and potatoes or can be a scalloped potatoes recipe. The next time you are craving potatoes and are searching for a new and delicious one to add to your good family meals folder then consider this recipe from the kitchen of Emily. Good family meals are not always from recipes you find but they may come from the ones you grandma passed down to your mom and the one you will pass down to your kids. Food ideas are from the heart even though they end up in your stomach. This delicious potato recipe from Emily can now be your own with a slight change and with the proper inspiration and some perspiration. You can’t have one without the other. Cooking should be fun and if it becomes a chore then your dish will suffer for it since your love of cooking will be transferred to the recipe you are making.

If you don’t own a slow cooker then it would be a great idea to get yourself one not just for the many recipes that you can now find suggesting to cook them in but also for the fact that they make your cooking experience both easier and less stressful. You can put the ingredients into the slow cooker and over 2 or up to 9 hours of slow cooking your meal will be made. If you work and find it difficult to get home and prepare a healthy delicious meal for you family then the slow cooker is the deal for you. The meal can be cooking while you are at work and when you get home all you have to do is get the family to help set the table and the meal is ready.

Nutrition Facts of Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham from Family Favorite Recipes

Ingredients: Potatoes, onion, cooked ham, cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, milk, thyme leaves, pepper.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

Calories 332, Calories from Fat 114, Total Fat 12.7g 20%, Saturated Fat 6.3g 32, Cholesterol 43mg 14%, Sodium 830mg 35%, Potassium 1032mg 29%, Carbohydrates 39.3g 13%, Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%, Sugars 4.4g, Protein 15.8g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 73%, Calcium 21%, Iron 12%

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This recipe from Emily brings together your starch with your protein and if you are creative you can make a quick veggie or salad and fill your nutritional bases. Thanks to Emily of Family Favorite Recipes Blog for this yummy Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes and Ham Recipe and bon apetit.**

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