5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Next time you’re having any part or get-together and need a super easy to prepare recipe that everyone is going to love, I’d definitely recommend making these 5 ingredient slowcooker cheesy potatoes!

5 ingredient crockpot cheesy potatoes side dish recipe, slow cooker cheesy potatoes recipe, crock pot cheesy potatoes recipesLet’s say it’s 90+ degrees outside…the last thing you want to do is spend time cooking, over a hot stove or baking something in the oven, am I right? But you still need to feed your guests, or bring a dish wherever you’re going.

5 ingredient crockpot cheesy potatoes side dish recipe, slow cooker cheesy potatoes recipe, crock pot cheesy potatoes recipesThese 5 ingredient crockpot cheesy potatoes are THE answer.

All you do to make these cheesy potatoes is mix a few ingredients and put them in a crockpot/slowcooker and set it and forget it. If you’re feeling extra fancy you can stir it a time or two while cooking, but I’ve done it both with and without stirring lol, and they turn out great either way.

5 ingredient crock pot cheesy potatoes side dish recipe, cheesy potatoes recipeThe key to making this dish is the cheese. You may have had cheesy potatoes in the past and noticed that there seems to be a greasy texture or layer at the bottom that pools up (kind gross, right?) … well that’s because the wrong type of cheese was used. I like to use a blend of cheddar-montery jack cheese, called cheddar jack. It works like a charm and really is the best cheese to use for these cheesy potatoes!

Burgers with cheesy potatoes as a side dish, slow cooker cheesy potatoes side dishWe had a family get together and the menu was grilled burgers, a simple side salad, the balsamic grilled vegetables side dish recipe I just posted, and these cheesy potatoes…soooo yummy!

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
 
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Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bag (32 oz) frozen diced potatoes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray (this is optional, but I like to do it.)
  2. Put frozen potatoes in a slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup and garlic salt and stir to combine. Pour mixture on top of the potatoes.
  4. Add cheese to the slow cooker and stir everything together.
  5. Turn slow cooker on high and cook for 4 hours, then serve and enjoy
Notes
If you want to double this recipe, just double all ingredients - your crockpot will be very full, but it works πŸ™‚ Also, add an hour of cooking time!
5 Ingredients and oh-so-yummy! These gluten free, slow cooker cheesy potatoes make a great side dish and a great appetizer.

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  • Sues
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    I’ve never made anything like this, but it’s totally the kind of side dish that I’d be eating out of the slowcooker as a meal πŸ™‚

    • Sweetphi
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      These potatoes are sooooo cheesy and delicious – it’s so hard to resist eating them straight out of the crockpot for every meal lol.

  • Shawnna Griffin
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    hey girl- this looks so good! Y’all have a great weekend! Baby yet?

    • Sweetphi
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      Hi Shawnna!!! Thank you SO much for your comment and kind question- baby arrived!!!!!! I just did a little post on it and cannot wait for you to read about our newest family member

  • Carol A Pillion
    Reply

    Can’t wait to try these!

    Anxiously awaiting your baby arrival!

    • Sweetphi
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      Thank you SO much for the comment and kind thoughts- baby arrived and I just posted πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Jess
    Reply

    Love that I could just make these and leave them! They look delicious:)

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      These are truly amazing for get together or whenever you need an easy set-it-forget-it side dish!!

  • Diana Lopes
    Reply

    WOW these looks incredible! :O and I have all the ingredients right here… I see where this is going.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I hope you enjoy these potatoes πŸ™‚

  • Annie
    Reply

    Can I use fresh potatoes? Would I need to adjust anything else?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think using fresh potatoes would work, I’d just make sure to cut them small. I’ve never tried it, but would love to hear how it turns out for you πŸ™‚

      • Tammi
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        I am going to try this tomorrow with fresh potatoes. I’m going to leave skins on, cut up small, then boil for a little while, then drain and put into the crockpot.

        • Sweetphi
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          If you cook them in the crockpot, you probably don’t need to boil them ahead of time πŸ™‚

  • Christine
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    Do you think you could double this and it fit in one crock? Need to feed about 15 people. And would you double the whole recipe or only certain parts?

    • Sweetphi
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      It would definitely work doubled, I just did that a few weeks ago. It will be very full, but it works. Also I’d recommend adding a little cooking time to it.

      • Shana
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        I plan on making this for my daughter’s baptism reception next weekend. I’m going to double the recipe, but used thawed potatoes. Any suggestions on how much longer I should cook it? Thanks so much!!

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          I would add an hour to be safe πŸ™‚ I double this recipe and use frozen potatoes, and for that I add 2 hours. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  • Katie
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    Making this for a work pot luck. Could I assemble the night before? Would I need to adjust the cooking time if the potatoes have thawed a bit?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You could totally assemble it the night before, and yes, I’d say that with the thawed potatoes I’d say it would cut the cooking time in half!

  • Julie Jo Phillips
    Reply

    was wondering if a different cream soup could be used…. cream of asparagus or celery or cream of mushroom?

    • Sweetphi
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      For sure, it would just look a little less orange because other soups don’ have that yellow look like the cream of chicken does. But I did meet someone who says they make this with cream of mushroom and they love it that way πŸ™‚

  • Mary Seggerman
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    I am going to do the 5 step cheese potatoes for a tailgate party this weekend! Thanks for the quick easy recipe!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You’re welcome, so glad you came across my site πŸ™‚ I’m making these next weekend for my son’s baptism πŸ™‚

  • Mary Seggerman
    Reply

    I am having major stress with the cheese potatoes 😣😲! They have been in my 9×13 crock pot for 6 hours on HIGH, and they are still not done😭, what am I doing wrong????

    • Sweetphi
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      Oh my goodness, the only thing I can think of is that your crock pot is broken? I have made these dozens of times, and I’ve even doubled the batch and still it has never taken over 4 hours!!! I’d love to hear back to see what happened (I have on occasion forgotten to plug my crock pot in πŸ™ˆ).

  • Genn
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    Please help! I have these in the crockpot as I type. One response you said to add 2hrs for a double batch and another said you’ve never cooked over 4 hrs for a double batch. I want them to cone out great.

    • Sweetphi
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      Hi Glenn, you should be fine if they’re on high for 4 hours, if you want to be on the safe side you could always add a little time, it won’t hurt them to be in the slow cooker a little longer. Hope that helps, I think you’re going to love them πŸ™‚ I just made them for my sons baptism and for two parties last weekend, each time doubling the batch πŸ™‚

      • Genn
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        I followed the recipe and mine came out really dry. They have a great flavor though. Thank you for your speedy response. Genn.

        • Sweetphi
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          Hmmm, that’s so odd that yours came out dry, I have never experienced that or heard that feedback, and this recipe has been made hundreds of times! Can I ask, did you double all the ingredients or just the potatoes? Did you make any changes to the recipe? These come out really creamy so I’d love to know what happened. Also could you tell me how long you cooked them for?

  • Annie
    Reply

    Hi, Wondering if I can cook these in a electric turkey roaster? I need to triple or quadruple the recipe and that won’t fit in my slow cooker. If yes, what temperature and how long? Thanks,

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Last weekend I used a nesco for the first time, is that what you’re referencing by an “electric turkey roaster?” If it is, I would suggest 5- 6 hours at 250. I would also suggest definitely making sure the vessel is greased very well so the potatoes don’t stick ok much πŸ™‚

  • Marilyn
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    In response to the person who said theirs were dry. The definitely left something out because it is impossible for these to be dry! If she doubled the recipe she possibly forgot to double all the ingredients. I doubled it and definitely was not dry. I did make a batch that was not as good by using a really cheap brand of hash browns–maybe that is what she did? I found an off brand but they are great compared to the others I used.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you SO much for saying that Marilyn, I have no idea how they could be dry lol. Really appreciate you commenting!

  • Sandy
    Reply

    Hi I’ve noticed there is no mention of best size of crock pot? I’d def need to know at lrast what sz for single batch & what you’d need to be sure it’s not overfilled! I’ve’ always made the oven version & this looks delish & easy!
    Thanks so much

  • Mary Reck
    Reply

    I would like to make these in the morning and have them ready when I get home from work. Can I put them on LOW for 8 hours, or would that be too long?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      That would be fine, I’ve done them like that before πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Narkun
    Reply

    Hi! What about a pressure cooker? Could I use that or no? If I can use it, and im making a double batch, how long would I cook them for and on what setting?

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Sorry i’ve never used a pressure cooker. If you’ve used one before to make potatoes then you can definitely use it, I just don’t know how the cook times would translate, sorry!

  • Jean Ann Morris
    Reply

    I just bought a new slow cooker and wanted to make cheesy potatoes for our school potluck. I was quite nervous, because I had seen so many unhappy comments on other online recipe sites. I finally decided your recipe would be my best bet. I am so happy! Everyone raved about the dish! I did have to add a small amount of coconut milk an hour before the cooking time was up, because it seemed like it was necessary. I think maybe I didn’t measure the cheese correctly. Anyway, thank you for this easy and delicious recipe. I had prayed the potatoes would turn out well, and your recipe was the answer!

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