Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes

Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes are super tender, creamy and so easy to make! The perfect potato side dish for a BBQ, holiday meal or Sunday dinner!

We all need that easy, delicious side dish that everyone loves, am I right? These cheesy potatoes practically cook themselves right in your slow cooker. Freeing up the oven for parties and BBQ’s, and freeing up your time when you have a million other things to do!

cheesy crock pot potatoes recipe

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Have you ever made potatoes in a slow cooker? We don’t that often, but when we made these Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes for the first time we knew that was going to change. These crock pot potatoes are so east to make, they are perfect for every day dinners, BBQ’s and holidays! It’s a true dump and go crock pot recipe, there’s nothing more involved than adding everything to a slow cooker, turning it on and walking away.

These cheesy potatoes are SO out of this world delicious, you won’t be able to stop eating them! The potatoes come out tender but still hold their shape and they are swimming in the most creamy, cheesy delicious sauce.

All covered in another layer of cheese just in case that wasn’t enough.

Recipe Ingredients:

You only need a few basic ingredients to make these Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes, and most of them are probably in your pantry and refrigerator!

  • Frozen, Diced Potatoes: That’s right – we said this was an easy crock pot recipe! No need to thaw them out either, just add them right to your crock pot.
  • Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup: You can use Cream of Mushroom Soup too if that’s what you have on hand, but we love the flavor this chicken soup adds to these cheesy potatoes.
  • Onion: Diced yellow onion adds tons of flavor in these potatoes. Don’t worry, they’ll cook down and be soft (no crunchy onions!) by the time the potatoes are cooked.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Get creative with your cheese if you like! We stuck with cheddar because well, we love cheddar, and it goes so nicely with potatoes.
  • Sour Cream or Cream Cheese: The more traditional recipe uses sour cream, but we tried this recipe with both sour cream and cream cheese. Both are delicious so if you have one or the other in your refrigerator or maybe you don’t like one or the other – you can use what you like.

Crock pot potato recipe with onions, cream of chicken soup and sour cream

How To Make Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Like I said before, these slow cooker potatoes are so easy to make, you’ll be making them a lot. Because what’s better than a super flavorful, easy to make, make ahead side dish recipe???

  1. Start by adding a bag of frozen, diced potatoes to a 4-6 quart crock pot. You don’t want to use to large of a crock pot here so something in that range will work best. We used our favorite rectangular crock pot which is 3.5 quarts for this recipe and it works perfectly! You can check out how to get that crock pot by visiting our SHOP!
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (saving 1 cup of cheese to alter add to the top)to the crock pot and stir together to combine. You can also do this in a large bowl and then transfer to your slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for low for 3-4 hours or on high for 6-7 hours. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the reserved cheese to the top of the potatoes, cover and let melt during the rest of the cooking time.

Slow Cooker Potatoes with cheddar cheese

Tips For The Best Cheesy Potatoes

We’re adding grated cheddar cheese in two places for these cheesy potatoes! One cup goes into the sauce as it’s cooking so that you get melty, cheese flavor all through the potatoes. Then at the end, another cup of cheese goes on top of the potatoes creating a blanket of melted cheddar cheese on top.

So basically with every bite of this potato casserole you’re getting full on cheese flavor!

Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes with a layer of cheese on top

How To Store And Reheat These Potatoes

The best way to store these potatoes is to let them cool and then wrap them with plastic wrap before refrigerating. You can transfer leftover potatoes to a container, or depending on how much we have left, we’ve even wrapped them right in the cooled crock pot insert.

Reheating these Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes is as easy as heating them up in the microwave! We reheat these potatoes for breakfast with eggs and sausage on the side or for lunch or dinner.

Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes being served with a spoon

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Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes being served with a spoon

Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes are the perfect side dish for BBQ’s, holidays and just every day dinners! So easy to make, just dump and go!



  • 32 ounces frozen diced potatoes
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (10.5 ounce can) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/21 teaspoon black pepper depending on taste
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup sour cream or 6 ounces softened cream cheese


  1. Add all of the ingredients (using only 1 cup of the cheese) to a large bowl and stir together to combine. Spray the insert of a 4-6 quart slow cooker and add the potato mixture, spreading out in an even layer.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Stir the potatoes once during cooking if possible.
  3. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the remaining cup of cheese in an even layer to the top of the potatoes. Cover and let the cheese melt during the last 30 minutes of the cooking time.
  4. You can keep these potatoes on the “warm” setting on your crock pot if serving at a party or holiday.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes collage for Pinterest

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31 Responses
        1. Kelli Petery

          Sounds good, just was curious if anyone had preferred one over the other. I’m making them today for my son’s bday party.

    1. Dan

      It depends on how big your slow cooker is. If you have a large say 7 or 8 quart slow cooker it will probably be done in the same amount of time. If you have a smaller slow cooker than yes, you will probably have to stir it in between and extend the cooking time.

    1. Dan

      No, but a friend of mine did and she said they came out perfect. I think she did in a 400 degree oven for about an hour – don’t quote me on that but she said it worked! Let me now how it turns out!

  1. Kelli

    Has anyone tried making these in the oven?? If so, what temp and how long?? I need to make 10 batches for a graduation party. So crock pot probably won’t be best option.

    1. Dan

      Yes actually I did have a reader tell me she made these in the oven and they turned out very well…let me find the message she sent me and I’ll get back to you!

        1. Dan

          Yes, a reader wrote me and said that she cooked them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes covered and 5 or 10 minutes uncovered. But again, this hasn’t been tested by us so I do hope it works out for you! Good luck!

  2. Kelli

    Omg. Thank so much! It will help with the amount I have to make. They were so good at my son’s bday party, I cant wait to have them again! And then we were just going to keep them warm in the nesco

  3. Sam

    Can you use actual russet or red potatoes instead of frozen? How does that adjust crockpot cooking times/temps?

    1. Dan

      You can, just make sure that you diced them small like the ones shown in the recipe here and the cooking time should be about the same.

    1. Dan

      You don’t have to, just adjust the cooking time if using fresh potatoes. They might take a little longer to cook.

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