Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish to your next family dinner. Just dump, cook, and enjoy some cheesy tender potatoes for your next meal or holiday gathering.

We love cheese and potatoes so you can imagine today’s recipe is a favorite!! We love this combo so much, that we have several similar recipes including: Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole, cheesy scalloped potatoes, funeral potatoes and cheesy mashed potato casserole.

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

slow cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Hey Lil’ Luna fans! Melanie here from Garnish & Glaze to share a super easy and delicious side dish using one of the most popular vegetables – the potato.

I think we can all agree that potatoes are the best! I love that you can cook them like a thousand different ways, all so delicious, including these Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes, which is a slow cooker version of our famous Funeral Potatoes (aka Cheesy Potatoes).

The combination of cheese and potatoes is always a good idea. It takes a plain starchy vegetable and makes it a side dish star. These slow cooker cheesy potatoes are just that! They’re great as a dinner side or even for breakfast.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes on plate

How to make Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

These are so incredibly easy to make which is how a side dish should be.

You’ll first dump the frozen potatoes, soup, sour cream, onion, garlic salt, and half the cheese together in the bottom of a slow cooker. Then all you have to do is cover and cook it.

These can be cooked on low or high setting depending on when you want them to be done. It only takes 3-4 hours on HIGH or 5-6 on LOW. All slow cookers are not alike. Some cook hotter than others so check to see if the potatoes are done at the shorter end of the time frame. If they aren’t tender yet, cook longer.

When the potatoes are tender, sprinkle on the remaining cheese and cover with the lid for 5-10 minutes until it’s melted. Sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper and then serve with dinner. Enjoy!

Cheesy Potatoes Crock Pot Recipe


Can I use raw potatoes for crockpot cheesy potatoes? Of course! This will take longer to prep since you’ll have to peel and dice up the potatoes, which is why we use the frozen potatoes, but they work just as great too.

Can I use shredded potatoes? YES! This will take a little less time to cook, so be sure to keep an eye on them. Over cooked potatoes can become mushy and gummy, which is the opposite of what we want.

How to store/reheat cheesy potatoes? We recommend putting all leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. These should last for up to 4-5 days if stored properly. To reheat, place on a plate and spread out and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. They can also be reheated by placing in a baking dish and reheating in the oven at 300 degrees.

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

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 crockpot funeral potatoes (cheesy potatoes/party potatoes – they have lots of names) are always a hit at any function.

What to serve cheesy potatoes with:


Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish to your next family dinner. Just dump, cook, and enjoy some cheesy tender potatoes for your next meal or holiday gathering
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
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded divided


  • Grease bottom of slow cooker with cooking spray. Put all ingredients in EXCEPT 1 cup of the 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, remove lid, sprinkle on remaining cheese and cover for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

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About the Author

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this crock pot version!! These are my family’s favorite! They go great with so many recipes & gone in minutes!

  2. 5 stars
    I love that these are so good and you can make them in the crock pot. It helps save on oven space when you have a lot to cook (like Easter DInner) I will be using this recipe on Sunday!! YUMMY

  3. 5 stars
    The crockpot version of funeral potatoes. A very conVienent way to make potatoes. I like anything in the crockpot.

    1. It might take a little more, but it may not need it at all. Just check them at the suggested time & as long as the cheese is all melted & potatoes are tender, they are done.

  4. I am wanting to put these into the crock pot mid morning and won’t be back home until evening. Do you think it would turn out ok if I mixed everything ahead of time, put it in the freezer and then cook on low (from frozen) all day?

  5. Going to make tomorrow night to bring to a potluck on friday. what size crockpot did you use? i am considering doubling it in a 7 qt crock pot

  6. Have you ever put corn flakes on top in the crock pot? thinking about doing it towards the end of the cooking time. thoughts?

  7. 5 stars
    Hi, I have this is tHis Cooking in the crock pot now. Can I add CrUShed coRn flakeS on tOp with the crock pot version and if so how and when would i add them? ThaNks! Merry christmas!

    1. So sorry I am getting back to you to late. Did you end up putting them on? I would say for sure in the crock pot, but not sure if I’d add them with like an hour left or the whole time.

      1. hi! I want to make these for a group tomorrow but was unable to find diced potatoes at 2 stores, so i had to buy hashbrowns instead. I am guessing i should adjust the cooking time since the potatoes will be thinner? How long should i cook then in the crock pot for?

  8. Im excited to try this recipe – looks deliCious!

    Have you ever tried to cook chicken with the potatoes FOr full meal? Cooked or uncooked?


    1. For crockpot recipes the best thing to do when you double a recipe is to use 2 crockpots. In this instance the cooking time would stay the same and you would have a much better guarantee that everything will cook through well enough. If you are using just one crockpot make sure you have a crockpot big enough to handle the double portion and you then shouldn’t have to adjust the cooking time. Hope this helps!

    1. Yes! This will take longer to prep since you’ll have to peel and dice up the potatoes, which is why we use the frozen potatoes, but they work just as great too.

    1. No you may not need to double the time, but it probably will take a little longer to heat through. So you may need to increase cooking time. I’d just recommend making sure your slow cooker isn’t more than 3/4 full so that it will cook/heat through evenly.