Italian Slow Cooker Potatoes Gratin

Italian Slow Cooker Potatoes Gratin

Use your slow cooker instead of the oven to prepare these rich cheesy potatoes.

20 min. prep time
10 servings
000 Ratings


2 pounds red potatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick, rinsed, drained
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded Asiago cheese*
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup Italian-flavored panko breadcrumbs


Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Place potatoes in bowl. Cover bowl with plastic food wrap, venting 1 edge. Microwave 5 minutes. Uncover; stir. Cover; continue microwaving 1-3 minutes or until potatoes are slightly tender.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 3-quart nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes or until onion is slightly softened. Add flour, salt and pepper; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Gradually stir in half & half 5-7 minutes or until mixture boils. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.

Layer half of potatoes in slow cooker. Pour half of sauce over potatoes. Repeat layers, covering potatoes completely. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3-4 hours or until potatoes are fork-tender. Add chopped parsley; gently stir to coat all potatoes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 8-inch nonstick skillet; add breadcrumbs. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Sprinkle over potatoes just before serving.


*Substitute shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Recipe Tip

- Microwaving potatoes to partially cook them accomplishes 2 things – it decreases cooking time in slow cooker. It also keeps the potatoes from turning dark.

- To prepare for 6-quart slow cooker, double all ingredients. Microwave potatoes in two batches. Adjust total slow cooker cooking time to 4 hours on Low heat setting.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 210

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 310mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #15264©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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