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Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

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This crockpot cheesy potatoes recipe is loaded with layers of flavors and makes the perfect side for holiday mains like Easter ham or Christmas beef, but are still easy enough for simple weeknight chicken dinners. These crockpot potatoes are made with the same simple ingredients as my cheesy potato casserole recipe, but instead of baking it, we’re letting the slow cooker do the work and saving oven space at the same time.

My slow cooker cheesy potatoes are a hearty comfort food dish that is made easily with diced potato hash browns (a major kitchen shortcut), and then we add major flavor in the form of cream of chicken soup, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, and sharp cheddar cheese for a cheese sauce that brings everything all together. So it’s a nod to the classic easy cheesy potatoes you’re used to, but has a little extra flavor.

Serving dish of crockpot cheesy potatoes with spoon

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Can You Make Funeral Potatoes in a Crockpot?

Yes, you can make cheesy potatoes in the crockpot and it works incredibly well. Ingredients like potatoes, condensed soup, and cheese all lend themselves very well to slow cooker cooking.

What You’ll Love About Easy Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

  • Cheesy and savory flavory
  • Tastes like comfort food
  • Tender potatoes
  • Made with basic ingredients
  • Just 10 minutes prep time
  • Perfect side dish to almost any main dish
  • Family-friendly veggie side
Crockpot cheesy potatoes in a dish with a spoon

Ingredients

  • Diced potatoes – You can absolutely peel and dice your own raw potatoes, but I love using refrigerated hash brown potatoes that are already ready to cook as a smart shortcut. They are usually found in the refrigerated section near eggs and dairy. Frozen potatoes will also work, they just need to be thawed.
  • Green onions – The green onions add a mild onion flavor without anything too overpowering for the cheesy potatoes.
  • Chicken soup – We’re using condensed cream of chicken soup so you’ll want to look for that or something similar. You can also use cream of mushroom soup if you can’t find cream of chicken.
  • Butter – Use high quality butter for best flavor.
  • Sour cream – Use high-quality sour cream for best flavor.
  • Spices – Garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper
  • Cheese – Use sharp cheddar for the best flavor. You can use shredded cheddar cheese to save time or shred your own if you prefer. You could also use any cheddar, colby jack, or even pepper jack for a little spice.
Ingredients to make crockpot potatoes recipe

How to Make Crockpot Funeral Potatoes

This is an overview on how to make crockpot cheesy potato casserole, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Prep ingredients. Thaw potatoes if using frozen or peel and dice if using fresh potatoes. Thinly slice green onions. Spray crockpot bowl with cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner if desired. (They won’t really stick so it’s optional!)
Mix cheesy potato base. In the slow cooker, add soup, melted butter, sour cream, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Whisk together until smooth.
Cheesy soup mixture for cheesy potatoes.
Prep cheesy potatoes. Fold in diced potatoes, sliced green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese into the soup mixture and stir until combined.
Cheesy potato ingredients in a slow cooker.
Cook potatoes. Cover with lid and cook crockpot potatoes until fork tender.
Slow cooker cheesy potatoes before cooking.

FAQs

Can you make cheesy potatoes ahead of time?

Yes, you can prep this crockpot potato recipe ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook or cook the party potatoes completely and reheat before serving.

Can you use fresh potatoes?

Yes, if you prefer to prep your own potatoes, you’ll want to dice them into 1/2 inch cubes. Yukon gold or red potatoes are great options and you can keep peels on or peel them. If you use russet potatoes, be sure to peel them first.

Cheesy potatoes in a slow cooker with spoon.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat crockpot cheesy potatoes in a 350 degree F oven or in the microwave until hot.

Can you freeze party potatoes?

Yes, you can store in a freezer container and freeze for 2-3 months. Let thaw before reheating.

Is cheesy potato casserole gluten-free?

Not as written, but if you use gluten-free potatoes (most are, but double check!) and gluten-free cream of chicken soup it will be.

Slow cooker cheesy potato casserole with a spoon

What to Serve with Crockpot Potatoes

These cheesy funeral potatoes go with so many main dishes, which is one of the reasons that everyone loves them so much. Try them with one of these main protein dishes:

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Cheesy crockpot potatoes in a baking dish

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmannn of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

This crockpot cheesy potatoes recipe is quick and easy to prep and loaded with rich, buttery, and cheesy flavor! Great side to so many mains. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 40 oz. refrigerated diced potatoes
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup (condensed)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese


Instructions

  1. Prep ingredients:
    Thaw potatoes if frozen.
    Thinly slice green onions.
  2. Add the soup, melted butter, sour cream, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper to the slow cooker and whisk together.
  3. Fold in potatoes, green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese.
  4. Cook on Low for 4-6 hours or High for 3-4 hours, or until potatoes are tender.


Notes

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Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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