Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are the perfect, easy side dish for your next meal or holiday gathering. Just dump, cook, and enjoy!!

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are a favorite combination! We love cheesy potatoes so much, that we have several similar recipes: Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Funeral Potatoes, and Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole.

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes scooped from a slow cooker.

Cheesy Potatoes

I think we can all agree that potatoes are the best! They can be cooked a hundred different delicious ways – as a side or main dish!

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes have long been a favorite. It’s a slow cooker version of our famous Funeral Potatoes (aka Cheesy Potatoes).

Because Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes can be made ahead of time, they are especially perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! They are also great to save on oven space.

This particular recipe serves 8, so if you’re making this for the holidays be sure to keep that in mind. We typically double it since these Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes are always a hit!

Hashbrowns in colander.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

This Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe is so incredibly easy to make, which is how a side dish should be.

PREP. Grease the bottom of the slow cooker with cooking spray.

COMBINE. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT 1 cup of cheese. Mix together, cover, and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 5-6 (mix halfway) until potatoes are tender.

TOPPING. Turn off and remove the lid. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and cover for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Cook in the oven:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the cheesy frozen potatoes mixture into a baking dish and top with the cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10-12 minutes to get a nicely browned top.

Mixing and cooking crockpot cheesy potatoes in a slow cooker.

Add a crispy topping

The crock pot will create a gooey, soft topping. To create a crisp top, brown it in the oven before serving. A favorite topping is crushed cornflakes, but crushed Ritz crackers or bread crumbs may also be used. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line the baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Measure about 1 cup of crushed topping of choice.
  3. Mix the crushed topping with ¾ cup melted butter and spread it on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until toasted. 
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes scooped and served on a plate.

Recipe Tips

Potatoes. Raw or fresh potatoes will take longer to prep but may be used. Peel and dice raw potatoes before using them in the recipe.

Shredded potatoes or shredded hash browns may also be used. They will take a little less time to cook, so be sure to keep an eye on them. Overcooked potatoes can become mushy and gummy.

Cheese. Mild cheddar may be used, or a combination of cheddar with other melting cheese like Pepper Jack. 

Vegetarian. An easy way to make this dish vegetarian is to replace the Cream of Chicken soup with Cream of Celery or Cream of Mushroom Soup. 

Add protein. Add cooked Shredded Chicken or browned sausage into the potato mixture for a more well-rounded main dish. Or top with cooked bacon bits.

Veggies. Stir in some favorite veggies like broccoli florets or diced bell peppers. Top with chopped green onions. Add in jalapenos for a bit of heat and extra flavor. 

Sour Cream can be substituted with plain yogurt. 

SIDE Ideas + Storing

So many dishes go well with these Cheesy potatoes, but here are some of our favorites:

STORE. Place leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

To reheat, spread out on a plate and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments. Or reheat in a baking dish in the oven at 300°F until warm.

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe covered in gooey cheese.


Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

5 from 66 votes
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are the perfect, easy side dish for your next meal or holiday gathering. Just dump, cook, and enjoy!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 238 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 32 ounces diced potatoes frozen
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded divided


  • Grease the bottom of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Put all ingredients in EXCEPT 1 cup of cheese. Mix together, cover, and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 5-6 (mix halfway) until potatoes are tender.
  • Turn off and remove the lid. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and cover for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.


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  1. 5 stars
    I was looking for vegetarian sides and I came across this recipe. I simply swapped the cream of chicken for cream of celery- it was amazing! Thank you for posting it; I’ll be adding this to the winter ‘comfort food’ rotation.

  2. Could you sub the sour cream with french onion dip? If not, is the sour cream “obvious” in this? It seems strange, but my husband does not like sour cream, but does not complain when I put french onion dip in twice baked potatoes.

    1. I haven’t ever tried subbing for French Onion Dip. You could certainly give it a try and see how it turns out. I have subbed plain greek yogurt for sour cream and that tastes/work well, but might too similar to sour cream for his liking. You’ll have to let us know how it is with the French Onion Dip.

    2. There is an onion and chives sour cream that I used the last time I made funeral potatoes and it was awesome. Does change the flavor a bit and in this case I used the shredded potatoes but everything else was the same.

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  4. 5 stars
    A delicious potato dish! One alternative soup is cream of onion by Campbells. Just discovered it recently. Works just as good as cream of chicken or mushroom. Better if someone is allergic to mushrooms. Thank you for all the delicious recipes for Thanksgiving dinner.

  5. 5 stars
    These are a Thanksgiving must!!! We love them so much!! It couldn’t be any easier to make & they are so cheesy & delicious!!

  6. 5 stars
    These cheesy potatoes are always a big hit! I love that they can be made in the Crock Pot – this will save me oven space on Thanksgiving!

  7. OMG I can’t wait to make these!!! My son asked for some “cheesy potatoes” for Thanksgiving and I was like aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh I don’t want to give up the oven space for any potatoes but wanted to make them for him since that’s the only thing he asked for — OMG you are a ROCK STAR! I know they’ll be fabulous — like everything else from your site!

  8. 5 stars
    I have made these several times now.
    Always a crowd pleaser.
    I have tried other canned soups but the cream of chicken gives it the best flavor.
    Thank You for the recipe.

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