Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

When we were growing up, Sunday dinners were always the best dinners . . . mom wouldn’t hold anything back. We always had a delicious roast or chicken or some type of amazing meat, along with hot rolls, a jello salad, and side dishes galore. It was always my favorite meal of the week. One of my favorite side dishes was my mom’s cheese potatoes – the ingredients were simple and they are so easy to throw together, but they are just so good. I adapted her recipe for the slow cooker and it was a smashing success! Both ways are delicious . . . you just can’t go wrong with cheese and potatoes!

Serves: 5-6

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Our favorite potato side dish just got easier- now you can make it in the slow cooker!

10 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 (28-32 oz) bag frozen hashbrowns
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat free)
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (optional topping)
  • green onions, sliced (optional topping)


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place all ingredients, except for 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese if you are using it as a topping, in a 4-5 quart slow cooker and mix until completely incorporated. Place lid on top of slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  2. Remove lid and top potatoes with additional 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Let cook for 10-15 more minutes or until cheese starts to melt.
Recipe Type: Side Dish


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20 Responses to “Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes”

  1. Angie Boldt
    Wondering if you've ever tried using fresh potatoes? Normally I'm all for frozen, but I have a bag that I need to use up, and my mother-in-law requested that I bring cheesy potatoes for our Christmas dinner tomorrow:) I'm thinking I'll just cube them small and reduce the cooking time just a smidge, but I thought it could be worth asking!
  2. This was terrific!!! Spraying the slow cooker insert is very important or the cheese will burn and stick to the side. I found it easier to combine all ingredients in a large bowl first and then transferring the mixture to the slow cooker. I added 2 teaspoons of freshly cracked black pepper.

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