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Crazy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

By: Recipelion.com
Crazy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

These Crazy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes make the perfect recipe to serve alongside beef, chicken or pork. Loaded with great cheesy flavor, this is one easy side dish you'll want to make again and again. Bring this dish to family gatherings and you're sure to be a hit. You can even make it ahead of time, pop it in the oven for a few minutes to heat it up and then serve. Don't worry about leftovers - this delicious cheesy potato recipe will be gone in seconds every time.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds bag frozen hash browns
  • 16 ounces (1 pound) sour cream
  • 10 ounces shredded cheddar
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
Instructions
  1. Place hashbrowns in slow cooker, stir in all remaining ingredients (except for part of cheddar cheese), and mix together.
     
  2. Cook in slow cooker on high for about 3-4 hours. Add cheese to top when serving.
Notes

These potatoes can also be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes instead of the slow cooker if you're running low on time.

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Hash brown casseroles are something I've always eaten at someone else's house and thought this has to take forever to make...but after reading the recipe I can see it's really not so hard at all. If you wanted to, you can even make individual size casseroles by baking them in mini loaf pans then customize them with for the picky eaters in your family. I'm thinking jalapeno peppers or mushrooms in mine. Yum!

Why would you stir the ingredients after adding them to the crockpot? Just stir them before you add it and eliminate a huge mess that will make for a more difficult cleanup

How many servings does this make, as I want to make it for a party of 20 or so also can I double it

This makes about 8 servings. I would definitely double it for a party of 20.

i recommend adding some sriracha or hot sauce.

It never occurred to me to make hash browns in the slow cooker, but it sure will from now on! This delicious dish doesn't even need to be relegated to a side dish - I'd eat it as a main course, with a nice salad on the side. Easy, cheesy, and a definite pleaser!

Me neither! But I think I will keep frozen hash browns on hand now because these are so easy and delicious. Definitely comfort food! I always keep cream of something soups in my pantry and there's usually a half container of sour cream, so I'm ready for an emergency casserole situation. lol

So good! The onions gave them great flavor, and I added another handful or so of cheese to my bowl. ;)

One scoop of these potatoes was NOT enough! The two kinds of cheese, plus sour cream and soup make them super creamy, cheesy and delicious.

I LOVE this recipe. We made this in the office, and it was done right around lunchtime, which was perfect. The potatoes weren't too soggy, and the cheese-potato combination really hit the spot.

I made this yesterday as a side dish for a meat loaf.... It was great..... definite do over.... I did substitute Cream of Mushroom Soup as that is what I had....

I fixed this yesterday as a side for a meatloaf.... I thought it was crazy good....I did substitute cream of mushroom soup ... definite do over...easy and good.... now I have to get another crockpot because I had to do the meatloaf in the oven.....

this looks delicious. I cannot wait to cook this. an awesome meal.

Perfect for traveling on Thanksgiving. I put it in the crockpot for a couple of hours, packed it to stay warm on the 2hr drive to the Family, then plugged it back in and it was ready in an hour. I used the suggestions of cream of celery soup and fresh chives. Really good. Oh, and of course some real bacon bits with the cheese on top. Yum!!

I'm just now finding this recipe. I'm using a crock pot with a low or high setting. Which setting do you recommend?

Great recipe for a family meal or to take to a pot luck! Even my picky eater had two helpings. I would sprinkle some chopped green onions and bacon bits on the top.

First I would use red potatoes, cut thinly into strips or cubed. I'd saute the onions in the butter. And then since I'm changing it into a gluten free recipe, I'd swap that can of soup with 1/2-1 cup of broth (whatever flavor I had handy) and thicken it with some arrowroot or tapioca flour. For the final cheese on top I would mix the cheddar with some mozzerella, cook it in the oven, then add the cheese during the last 20 minutes so it gets bubbly and even a little browned and crispy!

I would brown the onion in the butter...only 1/4 cup butter or use fresh green onions or chives. I would also add 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup of bacon bits (not the artificial ones) but the ones in the jar or large bag from like BJ's or Costco. I would alos add 1/4 cup milk to the mix as well and when topping it with the final cheese in step #2, I would add 1/2 cup buttered bread crumbs. To make them crisp like out of the oven, mix 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 2 Tbsp melted Butter, mix well. Pour ona baking sheet and bake for 10 -15 minutes at 350, mixing once or twice to "crisp" them up. Then sprinkle on top of the cheese, just before serving. This is a great potluck dish and feeds a crowd...a definate keeper!

I would change the onions to small green onions or fresh chives and I would add 1/3- 1/2cup crumbled bacon or bacon bits(not the artifical type). It sounds delicious and easy to make as well as serving a crowd. A definate potluck dish.

Sounds de-lish but I think I'd add some bacon.....yum bacon!

I would add sauteed mushrooms and crisply friend bacon on the top! Kelly

Yum! I would add green chilies

sounds really good i would probably add chicken and chopped broccoli!!

Sounds yummy and easy! I would add garlic and broccoli.

I have been making this for years! It is my 25 yr. old grandsons favorite. Think he would rather have it than a present. I have thought of adding garlic or red peppers but have not done it yet.

It looks pretty yummy! I would probably add just a litte spice, maybe some garlic and pepper.

I've never put this recipe in a crock pot! I always bake it and the kids love it!

sounds good!!

This recipe sounds like a keeper. Yumm!

It sounds good except for the cream of chicken soup - I am not a fan so I would probably use cream of celery and I would probably double the onion

sound yummy!

This looks really good. I would probably use some LF or FF ingredients (sour cream, cheeses and cream soup) to decrease some of the fat and calories so that I might add some smoked pork. Oh yes this would be very nice.

My husband just love cheese with potatoes, I'm going to make this tonight with Fried Pork Chops.

my family would really like this, have made something close to it but my family wold like for me to add green pepper with the onions.

I would add mayonnaise. Mayo on and with potatoes adds a real sweet flavor that will surprise you!

I wonder about the sour cream, it is not an ingredient that I would normally use. Is there a viable substitute?

Hi, Chef 9398130. You might try substituting yogurt for the sour cream! --Editors of RecipeLion

I would add some ground pepper and garlic powder.

I would omit the onions and add some bacon.

This would be so good with some browned ground sausage in it.

I would add some cubed ham and maybe sprinkle either crushed potato chips or crushed ritz crackers on top....mmmmmm!!!!

Add ham or bacon!

I can just taste some crispy center cut bacon pieces in here!!!

Wouldn't change any of the ingrediants....all looks so yummy!

yummy!! can't wait for dinner tonight!!!

I like that you are able to cook it in the oven and the slow cooker. thanks for the 2 options

I might add a dab or two of cream cheese

I would use a spicy cheese; maybe pepper jack

I would add 1/4 cup celery and 1/4 cup green pepper for more flavor.

I think the recipe sounds fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing!

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