This cheesy hashbrown potatoes Crockpot style is a great breakfast side dish or brunch item for Christmas, Thanksgiving or any holiday. It’s like our easy slow cooker cheesy potatoes but with defrosted or frozen shredded hash browns from the store.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are around the corner and you’ll want comfort food to serve like this cheesy hashbrown potatoes Crockpot recipe. Using frozen bagged potatoes it is quick to prepare and cooks without any intervention from you mid way thru. One of many easy Crockpot recipes on our site. (affiliate links present, originally published 4/22)
Crockpot Cheesy Hashbrowns
Years ago I made this Crockpot breakfast casserole with eggs and bacon. It was fabulous so we continued on to make other brunch items when people came over.
If you’re starting your get together later on in the day you may not be into breakfast dishes. Potatoes literally go with everything and are super to cheap to serve a crowd too. This one doesn’t even require you to defrost the main ingredient, you can just pour it right in and fold it all together.
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- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
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Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Crockpot
If you have ever eaten at this down home “old fashioned” restaurant you know how yummy this popular side dish is. I always choose this and their baked apples. You just can’t find them anywhere else, except now you can make them both right at home!!
- Bagged and frozen hash browns
- Cheese(s) and lots of it, use whatever shredded varieties you love
- Cream of chicken soup or use cream of mushroom soup if you prefer
- Sour cream
- Salt and pepper
You’ll want to spray the inside of the pot with non stick spray for easier cleanup later too. Some like to use those plastic liners but I am a no cooking in or on plastic type of person so those kinda’ freak me out. If you have two pots I would make our slow cooker cheesy cauliflower with this, it’s a great duo.
Crockpot Cheesy Potato Recipe
If you want to make a full on potato bar that could be fun too. You could include more cheese, bacon bits, diced leftover ham as toppings for Crockpot baked potatoes or our slow cooker potato soup with frozen hashbrowns.
That can be a fun way where everyone can choose which kind of potato recipes they want and what to top it with. As far as utensils you just want a large spoon to fold ingredients together and serve it up when it’s done. If you don’t want to put them in totally frozen and rock hard you can defrost first.
You can even include some diced kielbasa sausage or other meats if you wanted to add some in there. If I am serving this more as a meal I’ll make it like our Ground Beef Hash Brown Casserole. That one can be baked in the oven to get a golden brown on the top too.
Leftover Ham Slow Cooker Recipe
Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole with Cream of Chicken Soup
You really could use any flavor or type of condensed soup you prefer. Mushroom is always an easy substitute but there are others like celery too which is a cool twist on things. This addition makes the whole dish into a really creamy cheesy hashbrown casserole. Without it it just isn’t the same so just go for it. All in moderation.
- First I would definitely spray the inside of your Crock pot with non stick spray. Pour all ingredients in EXCEPT 1/2 of the cheese (you’ll use that on top later). Gently fold together everything and close lid.
- Cook on high for 3.5 hours cook time, then lift lid and sprinkle on remaining cheese on the top and continue cooking with lid on for 20 minutes or until that is melted.
Serve as a side dish or add meat inside to make heartier to feed a crowd.
Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole
We will show you how it is done in a slow cooker. This method makes it a really easy recipe as you just prep it and let it go. You can also use the same ingredients to bake it in the oven. Omit the cream of chicken when making it in an air fryer, we will share those instructions below.
You can print recipe at the bottom of this post. It includes nutritional information such as saturated fat and others. It is calculated by the card itself including all items listed below. If meat is added that would change.
Keep it in your recipe binder or just come back every time you want to make this oldie but goodie dish.
Hash Brown Casserole in Crock Pot
If you do have leftovers they actually save quite well. You can rewarm the next day or two and enjoy these again. Especially if you have some leftover ham it is a great way to use that up. Dice it up, fold it all together and microwave for 30 seconds and then stir together. Heat again and stir, continue this until as warm as you’d like it to be.
You could alternatively leave it as is without 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 make this quicker? If you have a Ninja Foodi or Cosori you too can try these air fryer hash browns or frozen hashbrowns air fryer style with cheese on top. We have instructions to make breakfast potatoes too if you prefer the bite size cubes instead of shredded.
What can I substitute for cream of chicken soup?
If you are anti condensed soup or thought you had some but didn’t, you can use an alternative! Of course it won’t give your dish a “meaty” flavor but you can substitute sour cream for cream of chicken if you want. 1 cup = 1 can. This is good to know in other instances too when you have a forgetful moment, or just aren’t a fan.
Still makes for a cheesy hash brown dish.
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Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes Crockpot
- Spray inside of Crock with non stick spray. Pour all ingredients in EXCEPT 1/2 of the cheese. Gently fold together everything so potatoes are coated and close lid.
- Cook on high for 3.5 hours, then lift lid and sprinkle on remaining cheese on the top and continue cooking with lid on for 20 minutes or until that is melted.