Crockpot cheesy potatoes are a classic dish for potlucks and holidays, made even easier by cooking them in the slow cooker. More room in the oven for more great food!

Small white dish of cheesy potatoes, sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper, with crockpot in background.

Crockpot cheesy potatoes. Where do I even begin? I swear these have a piece of my heart. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. Am I the only one that grew up eating these at practically every holiday gathering? Maybe it’s a Michigan thing, but cheesy potatoes are a must at holidays – especially Easter and Christmas.

On Thanksgiving you have good ol’ stuffing (dressing?) but every other holiday necessitates CHEESY POTATOES. Do I even need to mention that they’d be perfect for Mother’s Day? (Okay, well, there’s next year…) – dads, kids, whoever – make these for the moms in your life, any day of the year. She’ll love you forever.

Closeup of small white dish of cheesy potatoes on blue plaid cloth.

Plus they totally work for brunch just as well as for dinner. I always eat the leftovers for breakfast the next day. Who doesn’t like them? Creamy, cheesy, gooey, potatoes. Comfort food to the max.

Because of their prevalence at family gatherings, they instantly bring back memories for me. Memories of family dinners with the extended family. Tables pulled together in basements with folding chairs around them. Moms, dads, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents. Everyone together. Sharing a meal, sharing cheesy potatoes.

I’m hard pressed to think of anything that is better than that. Throw in some ham, a vegetable, some soft dinner rolls, and a family-favorite dessert, and all that’s left to add is laughter and love.

Cheesy potatoes in small white dish, sprinkled with black pepper.

Okay, that sounded really cheesy.

Ha. Cheesy. Like these potatoes.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the best part! These wonderful things are made in the slow cooker! That’s right – throw it together in five minutes before church and what do ya know? They’re ready when you get home. (Just like this awesome slow cooker stuffing recipe!) Frees up that valuable oven space AND keeps them warm for serving. Pretty much an ideal situation if you ask me. Just add that laughter and love, ya know?

Tips for perfect cheesy potatoes

  • I use hash browns but you can also use cubed frozen potatoes. You can also make these with real potatoes (I mean, they’re all real, but you know…not frozen) — just make sure to put them in a lint-free towel first and wring out alllll the liquid.
  • These are great for a party! Turn down to warm when they’re done cooking to keep them warm for serving.
  • Fun additions: bacon, sautéed onions, green onions, jalapeño, cornflakes on top, whatever you love!
  • Don’t have time for slow cooking? Try stovetop cheesy scalloped potatoes!

Looking for some more great dishes to round out your holiday meals? Try citrus salad with mint, honey, and lime, chocolate crepes with peanut butter marshmallow filling (!!!!!), or baked eggs in tomatoes.

This recipe was originally developed for Food Fanatic. You can view it there or just keep reading here!

Potatoes in small white bowl.

CrockPot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe - with video

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Crockpot cheesy potatoes are a classic dish for potlucks and holidays, made even easier by cooking them in the slow cooker. More room in the oven for more great food!


  • 1 (30 ounce) bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste


  1. Spray sides of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in slow cooker until combined.
  3. Cook, covered, on high for 4 hours or on low 6-8 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 of 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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