scalloped potatoes and ham dish

Ever find yourself yearning for that savory, hearty meal that feels like a warm hug? You know, the kind of dish that's comfort and satisfaction on a plate, but all done without spending hours in the kitchen? Well, we're right there with you.

After a long, exhausting day at work, the idea of tackling intricate recipes is the last thing we need. But that's where the beauty of crock pot cooking steps in. Soul-soothing dinner with minimal effort? You bet! 

Sit back as we take your favorite comfort foods, like Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, and transform them into effortless delights, all thanks to the magic of the crock pot. Plus, we've got a couple more recipes up our sleeves that'll make busy weeknight dinners feel like a breeze.

So, let's get ready, gather our ingredients, and let the crock pot do its thing!


Scalloped Potatoes and Ham + Other Crock Pot Recipes

Cook through this collection of crock pot recipes, and your list of family favorites will get a tad longer.


Creamy Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

creamy scalloped potatoes and ham dish

Source: Envato 


  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Buddig Original Ham, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about a minute until the mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and constantly stir until the mixture thickens. This will form a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Your creamy sauce is now ready. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Now, the potatoes. Layer half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of a greased crock pot.
  • Spread half of the diced Buddig original ham and half of the chopped onion over the layer of potatoes.
  • Drizzle half the creamy sauce evenly over the ham and potatoes, then sprinkle half the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Repeat these layers: potatoes, ham, onion, sauce, and cheese.
  • Cover the scalloped potatoes and ham in the crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or until the potatoes turn tender.
  • When done, gently remove the lid and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. This lets the flavors blend beautifully.
  • Serve your piping hot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if you like.
  • And now, for the best part: savor the creamy, cheesy, and comforting goodness to your heart's content!

Note: Go ahead and tweak the seasoning to your liking. If you adore cheese, don't hesitate to sprinkle a bit more or try different varieties for a creative touch. And if you're feeling adventurous, a dash of nutmeg in the sauce can bring a delightful twist!


Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken

saucy chicken strips with vegetables in a bowlSource: Envato


  • 2 cups Buddig Grilled Chicken Strips
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce (adjust to your preferred spice level)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)


  • Lay out the Grilled Chicken Breast Strips from the Buddig pack in the crock pot.
  • Grab a bowl and blend together the buffalo sauce, melted butter, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the zesty sauce over the chicken strips in the crock pot. Make sure the strips are nicely coated.
  • Cover the crock pot, set it on low heat, and let the magic happen for 2-3 hours. No need to keep peeking – trust the slow cooking process!
  • Once done, gently stir the chicken strips for an even sauce spread.
  • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top for a burst of freshness.
  • Serve your zesty Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken with celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauces. Prepare to savor the spicy and tender goodness, perfect for adding zing to any occasion!


Slow Cooker Turkey and Cheese Pasta

pasta with cheese sauce and ham slicesSource: Envato


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar chees
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup diced Buddig Sliced Turkey
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can of condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • To get things started, cook the elbow macaroni as per the package instructions. Boil until almost, but not quite done, since they'll continue cooking in the crock pot. Drain the macaroni and set them aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the condensed cheddar cheese soup, milk, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until everything is nicely combined.
  • Now, let's layer the flavors. In your crock pot, begin with half of the cooked pasta, half of the diced Buddig Sliced Turkey, and half of the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Pour half of the cheese sauce over these layers.
  • Repeat this layering process with the remaining macaroni, turkey, cheese, and cheese sauce.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 2-3 hours until the cheese melts perfectly and the flavors meld beautifully. Make sure to cook quickly, as the cheese can become overly gooey.
  • Once done, gently stir the mixture to bring all the flavors together.
  • When ready to serve, dish out the warm and comforting Crock Pot Turkey and Cheese Pasta, and if you like, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley on top for that extra touch of freshness. Enjoy!


Explore the crock pot magic with Buddig

The crock pot isn't just a time-saver; it's a miracle worker that turns dishes into family favorites. From the creaminess of Scalloped Potatoes and Ham to the zesty kick of Buffalo Chicken and the comforting goodness of Turkey and Cheese Pasta, we've turned everyday ingredients into delightful feasts without the fuss.

Here at Buddig, great food doesn't have to be complicated. With simple steps and patience, you're treated to dishes that hug your taste buds and warm your spirit. Let your crock pot be your ally, and Buddig lunch meats your flavor-packed secret weapons. Use our store locator to find the closest spot to grab your Buddig meats right now!

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