Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes (also known as funeral potatoes) are the perfect side dish for any meal! They are easy enough for a weeknight family meal but delicious enough for a special occasion. The slow cooker does all the work in this recipe - just add your ingredients and let it work its magic.
Moms, are you looking for an easy side dish to make for your next family gathering? Well, look no further than crockpot cheesy potatoes! They are super easy to make and perfect for family dinners and potlucks.
This dish is simple to make and sure to please everyone at the table. Plus, it's perfect when you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.
So give this recipe a try today and enjoy a delicious side to your next family meal.
Ingredients for Making Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes
- Potatoes: I like to use fresh potatoes. Russet potatoes are my go-to for this recipe, but you could also use Yukon gold potatoes. Diced frozen potatoes are a fabulous option if you are in a hurry. You could also use hash browns.
- Onion: Diced onion adds a lot of flavor to cheesy potatoes. You could also use onion powder, but I find that the taste is not as strong.
- Cream of chicken soup: This is the key ingredient that makes these potatoes so creamy and delicious! You can find organic brands with cleaner ingredients if that is important. If you like, cream of mushroom soup would also work.
- Sour cream: This ingredient adds a slight tanginess to the dish. You could also use plain yogurt if you prefer.
- Garlic powder: This is a great way to add flavor.
- Salt and pepper: Adjust to taste.
- Cheese: I like to use cheddar cheese in this recipe, but you could also use Monterey Jack or Colby to make this cheesy potato crockpot recipe.
Tips & Tricks
- Do not overcook: These potatoes are best when cooked on low for 4-6 hours. They will dry out and get mushy. If you cook them too long
- Stir occasionally: It's important to stir the potatoes a few times throughout cooking to prevent them from sticking to the crockpot.
- Get Creative: If you like, you could also add bacon bits, green onion, or chives for extra flavor.
- Use a good quality cheese: I always recommend using good quality cheese for recipes like this. It does make a difference in the flavor!
- If you want more texture, top with buttered Ritz crackers, potato chips, or corn flakes. (You can finish off in the broiler if you like.)
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it works just as well for a weeknight side as it does for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas!
(And if you are vegetarian, this is delicious and hearty enough to be the star of the show!)
Whenever you plan to serve it, this crockpot cheesy potatoes with real potatoes is sure to become a family favorite.
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- Air Fryer Turkey Breast or Ninja Foodi Grill Turkey Breast
- Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin
- Blackstone Steak
- Glazed Ham
- Green Beans with Parmesan
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are they called funeral potatoes?
There are a few theories, but one of the most popular is that these potatoes were often served at funeral dinners.
Can I use frozen potatoes for this recipe?
Funeral potatoes are usually made with raw potatoes, but frozen diced or shredded potatoes (typically labeled hashbrowns) can be used. This saves time and hassle, and the results are excellent.
Can I make these ahead of time?
You can certainly make these ahead of time! Just follow the recipe as directed and then store them in the fridge. They will stay good for 3-4 days.
Can I freeze them?
Yes, you can freeze these potatoes. Just place them in a freezer-safe container, which will keep for 2-3 months.
What if I don't have a slow cooker?
You can make these in the oven! Follow the recipe as directed, but bake them in a 9x13 inch baking dish at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.
Tools Needed to Make Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
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- Slow Cooker
- Vegetable Peeler
You can store leftovers in a sealed container or covered in foil or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Reheat leftovers in the microwave, oven, or on the stovetop.
How to Make Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes
First, start by peeling and dicing your potatoes. I like russet potatoes, but you could also use Yukon gold or frozen diced potatoes.
Next, add the potatoes and onion to your slow cooker and stir to combine.
Whisk together the chicken soup, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Pour the soup mixture over the potatoes and stir to combine.
Then, add 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese and stir to combine.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, until the potatoes, are fork tender.
When they are done, sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and cover until the cheese melts.
Serve immediately. Enjoy this cheesy potato casserole!
More Potato Recipes to Try
- When you need a quick and easy side that the family is sure to enjoy, give Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes a try.
- Ninja Foodi Grill Potatoes have all the flavor of grilled potatoes without needing to head outdoors.
- Sour Cream Potato Salad is a fun twist on classic potato salad.
- For an impressive side that is perfect for entertaining, you will love these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes.
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes with Real Potatoes
- 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and diced (or frozen diced potatoes)
- 1 onion diced
- 10 ¾ ounces cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
- Cooking spray or butter for greasing your crockpot
- Coat your crockpot with cooking spray or brush with melted butter.
- Place the diced potatoes and onion in your slow cooker, and stir to combine.
- Whisk together the chicken soup, sour cream, garlic, powder, salt, and pepper in a large bow.
- Pour over the potatoes and stir to combine.
- Add 1 ½ cups of the cheese, and stir to combine.
- Cook over low heat for 4 to 6 hours, or high for 2 to 3, until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese, and cover until the cheese melts.