Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Easy peasy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes meet two of my major requirements: quick assembly and easy cooking. They are in the pot in 10 minutes or less and then you are free to walk away and get other things done.

Close up of slow cooker cheesy potatoes


Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes are super tender, easy to make, and topped with loads of ooey-gooey CHEESE, bacon, and a touch of spice.

Potatoes make my life complete!! I don’t know how many times I’m going to talk about my love for potatoes, but every time I post a recipe for potatoes get ready to read about it again.

Make sure you PIN Cheesy Potatoes in the CrockPot!

Seriously I can’t think of anything better than potatoes. Who am I kidding? I take that back.

Raw potatoes in slow cooker with seasoning

Potatoes smothered in cheese and topped with crumbled bacon are better than a plain old potato any day. The perfect comfort food. Like a cheesy potato casserole.

Melted butter makes the ideal sauce for seasonings like chile powder, salt and pepper. You can even add a few shakes of onion powder or garlic powder, if you like.

POtatoes in slow cooker with bacon, scallions, butter and cheese

Another thing I will continue to drone on about is my slow cooker. If you don’t have one already, I highly recommend the investment in one.

I don’t know what I would do without my slow cooker. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: this contraption makes my life a whole lot easier. That’s for sure.

Angle of ingredients for crock pot potatoes

Who would really say no to 10 minutes of prep work and letting this glorious device doing the rest of the work?! Not me, that’s who.

Some folks are partial to the oven when it comes to potatoes, but a slow cooker is actually an excellent option for cooking potatoes. You don’t even have to boil them!

cheesy potatoes in foil

The lid and the heating mechanism prevents them from drying out because all of the moisture is kept securely in the pot, allowing for fool-proof potatoes each and every time!

Potatoes are absolutely wonderful for you – don’t let their carbohydrate-heavy reputation fool you. They are high in fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.

Couple that with the fact that they are low in cholesterol and gluten-free and you have a winner.

Cheesy crockpot potatoes on a wooden spoon

Did you know that they were introduced to America and Europe in the 16th century by the Spanish? They are actually indigenous to South America.

It is now in the top five of the world’s largest food crops and they are integral to the world’s food supply.

Cheesy potatoes and bacon on a white plate

For this recipe, Ancho chili adds a kick that most slow cooker potato recipes lack. It is almost akin to a loaded potato skin, only easier because it removes the need to scoop out the potato and create individual potato skins.

It is also perfect for large gatherings and meals that involve a lot of hands-on time because you can load up the slow cooker and let it do its thing while you focus on the more involved recipes.

Cheesy potatoes on a fork

There is nothing quite like a recipe you can leave be. Enjoy foodie friends!

Slow cooker potatoes on a white serving dish

Potatoes in the crock pot:

Do I have to make them in the slow cooker? You can certainly bake these in the oven with the same spices, flavors and cheese, but you won’t get the added benefit of steam from using a slow cooker.

If you do this, combine them the same and place in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake on 350 for about 45 minutes. Actual time will depend on the size of your cut potatoes and how thin of a layer you can get them in. Thinner will cook faster.

Can I make these ahead of time? You sure can! I would add a little more cheese to liven back up again, but feel free to cook them, cover in the slow cooker pan, then reheat them in the slow cooker when you are ready to serve.

Can I use a different type of potato? I find that Russets cook best for this type of dish, but feel free to use Yukon gold or red potatoes too.

Be mindful they have different starch contents and the skins are different. You might need to peel the potatoes before adding.

Do I have to skin potatoes? No, in fact I prefer not to. The skin holds many of nutrient properties found in potatoes.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes for Pinterest

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Tools for making Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes:

Slow Cooker Liners– Skip the mess and the clean up by using slow cooker liners! You can use aluminum foil too, but these are the right size and super quick.

Slow Cooker– You’ll need a slow cooker for a SLOW COOKER recipe, LOL.

Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

Close up of cheesy potatoes with bacon
cheesy potatoes in foil

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

4.78 from 9 votes
Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes stay super moist while cooking and are topped with loads of ooey, gooey CHEESE, bacon and seasoning.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8



  • Line your crock pot with aluminum foil. Trust me, so much easier to clean after the fact. I did two layers just to be sure! Spray lining with cooking spray.
  • Place potatoes in the pot, followed by scallions then spices and Swiss cheese. If you are adding bacon, do it here. Dot the top with diced butter.
  • Cover, SET IT AND FORGET IT! Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Ten minutes before serving sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Scoop out and enjoy your Cheesy Crock Pot Potatoes!


Calories: 225 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 19 g, Saturated Fat: 10 g, Cholesterol: 51 mg, Sodium: 422 mg, Potassium: 54 mg, Vitamin A: 500 IU, Vitamin C: 0.2 mg, Calcium: 289 mg, Iron: 0.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 225
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy potatoes, crockpot potatoes
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. I am anxious to try this, however, I don’t care for Swiss cheese,,,,, I can’t see why sharp Cheddar wouldn’t be just as yummy 🙂

  2. Why so much content to arrive to the recipe? Afraid it’s not good enough? I Never understand why….it’s a waste of time.

    1. 5 stars
      Nilo, there is in fact a really good reason, Google requires me to have what is called SEO- Search Engine Optimization- since I am not a HUGE site or company, like Food Network, that means at least 1000 words to even come close to ranking in Google. This is my business, how I feed my family, so it is important for it to get traffic. There is a “Jump to Recipe” button right at the top if you can’t be bothered to scroll for 3 seconds to support and small business. But since you had the time to find the comment box and leave a negative comment, I’m guessing you have LOADS of time on your hands. Hope you try the free recipe and have a lovely day.

    1. Nope- – you can’t. Potatoes in the crock pot are fabulous because it is nearly impossible for them to dry out.