Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes Crockpot Recipe

Slow cooker cheesy hash brown recipe

This Crockpot style of hashbrown potatoes with cheese is a great side dish for breakfast or brunch for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday. It’s like our easy slow cooker cheese potatoes, but with thawed or frozen hash browns from the store.

Crockpot Cheesy Hashbrowns

Years ago I made this Crockpot breakfast casserole with eggs and bacon. It was fabulous, so we continued to make other brunch items when people came.

If you’re starting your meeting later in the day, you may not like breakfast dishes. Potatoes literally go with everything and are super cheap to serve a crowd too. This one doesn’t even require you to thaw the main ingredient, you can pour it and fold it all.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking, okay? First of all, I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each has an occasion to be used as…

  1. This is my programmable 6-quart favorite with a locking lid, so it’s also great to take
  2. to a meal.

  3. If you just want to serve a few appetizers, you should get this one that sits next to each other
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  5. I prefer not to use coatings, but simply to sprinkle olive oil inside before adding my food for easy cleanings.

Let me give you a look at my pretty thang I recently bought. It goes with my kitchen, so I can leave it on the countertop all the time. 😉


Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Crockpot

If you’ve ever eaten at this “old-fashioned” homemade restaurant, you know how delicious this popular side dish is. I always choose this and their baked apples. You just can’t find them anywhere else, except that now you can make them at home!

  1. Bagged and frozen hash browns
  2. Cheese(s) and a lot, use the grated varieties you like
  3. Chicken soup cream or use mushroom soup cream if you prefer
  4. Sour cream
  5. Salt and pepper

You’ll want to spray the inside of the pot with nonstick spray for easy cleaning later as well. Some like to wear those plastic liners, but I’m a kind of person who doesn’t cook on or over plastic, so those scare me. If you have two pots, I would make our slow cooker cheese cauliflower with this, it’s a great duo.

Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

Crockpot Cheesy Potato Recipe

If you want to make a full potato bar, that could be fun too. You can include more cheese, bacon chips, diced leftover ham as ingredients for Crockpot baked potatoes, or our slow-cooking potato soup with frozen hashbrowns. That can be a fun way for everyone to choose what kind of potato recipes they want and what to complete them with.

As for utensils, you just want a large spoon to fold the ingredients and serve them when you’re ready. If you don’t want to put them totally frozen and rock hard, you can thaw them first. You can even include some diced kielbasa sausage if you want to add some meat there.

Leftover ham slow cooker recipe

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Casserole with Chicken

Soup Cream

You Could Really Use Any Flavor or Type of Condensed Soup that you prefer. Mushroom is always an easy substitute, but there are also others like celery, which is a cool twist on things. This addition turns the whole dish into a really creamy hashbrown casserole with cheese. Without it, it’s just not the same, so go ahead. All in moderation.

  • First, I would definitely spray the inside of your Crock pot with nonstick spray. Pour all ingredients into EXCEPT 1/2 of the cheese (you’ll use it on top later). Gently fold everything and close the lid.
  • Cook over high heat for 3.5 hours of cooking time, then lift the lid and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and continue cooking with the lid on for 20 minutes or until melted.

Serve as a side dish or add meat inside to make it more filling to feed a crowd


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You can print the recipe at the bottom of this post. It includes nutritional information such as saturated fats and others. It is calculated by the card itself, including all the items listed below. If meat is added, that would change.

Save it in your recipe folder or just come back every time you want to make this old but good dish


Hashbrown Crockpot

Hash Brown Casserole in Crock Pot

If you have leftovers, they actually save pretty well. You can reheat the next day or two and enjoy these again. Especially if you have some leftover ham, it’s a great way to use it. Cut it into cubes, fold it all together and microwave for 30 seconds and then stir together. Heat again and stir, continue until it is as hot as you would like it to be.

Alternatively, you can leave it as it is with no protein included and enjoy it for breakfast(s) the next day. Unlike other dishes, this doesn’t really matter if it continues to soften, I actually think that makes it better.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes

Want to do this faster? If you have a Ninja Foodi or Cosori, you can also try these air fryer hash browns or frozen air fryer-style hashbrowns with cheese on top. We have instructions for making breakfast potatoes too if you prefer bite-sized cubes instead of crushed ones.

hashbrowns with cheese

What can I substitute for chicken soup cream?

If you’re against condensed soup or thought you had something but didn’t, you can use an alternative! Of course, it won’t give your dish a “meaty” taste, but you can substitute sour cream for chicken cream if you want. 1 cup = 1 can. It’s good to know this in other cases too when you have a moment of forgetfulness, or you’re just not a fan.

It is still a plate of hash brown with cheese. Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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