Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Crockpot cheesy potatoes with bacon is a wonderful side dish that you can make in your slow cooker.

Crockpot cheesy potatoes with bacon and a spoon in a bowl

Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes

I never thought you could make potatoes in a crockpot. So, when I saw a pin on Pinterest for a side dish of cheesy crockpot potatoes, I knew I had to make this recipe.

Potatoes, cheese, bacon, onions, and garlic give you a classic taste.

What I like about this recipe, apart from its deliciousness, is that it is very easy to make. Depending on your schedule, you can choose a crockpot cooking time of 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high.

If you’ve never made potatoes in a crockpot before, you’ll be delighted with how good these cheesy crockpot potatoes with bacon taste!

Crockpot Cheese Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Green onions
Crockpot cheesy potatoes ingredients

How to Make Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes

  1. Line a 6-quart Crockpot with foil.
  2. Slice potatoes in half horizontally and then vertically.
  3. Cut quartered potatoes into approximately 1/4-inch slices.
  4. Line the bottom of the foil-lined Crockpot with a layer of potatoes, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. 
potato slices in a Crockpot slow cooker
  1. Add remaining sliced potatoes and onions and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Add chopped bacon and cheese. Dot with butter.
Crockpot cheesy potatoes before cooking
  1. Cook potatoes on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. When the cooking time is done, top with cheese and sliced green onions.
Crockpot cheesy potatoes with onions and bacon in a bowl

Recipe Notes and Variations

  • To make crockpot cheesy hashbrowns, swap out the fresh potatoes for frozen hashbrowns. Using frozen hashbrowns makes this cheesy potato recipe even easier to make.
  • You can make this in the oven if you want. Cook for about 45 minutes at 350°F. 
  • A reader suggested adding a cup of mayonnaise.
  • If you use fresh chives or fresh garlic chives, you would need to add them close to the end of cooking time; otherwise, they will turn into mush.
  • I also suggest that you put on half of the cheese during the cooking. Then once the potatoes are done, turn off the heat and add the remaining cheese.
Overhead view of Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes in a bowl

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I got the inspiration for this recipe from Moms with Crock Pots website.

Crockpot cheesy potatoes with bacon and a spoon in a bowl

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy bacon potatoes are the perfect side dish to make in a slow cooker.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot recipes, Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes, Slow Cooker Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 360kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/4 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  • Line a 6-quart crock-pot with foil (this will help keep your crock-pot clean). Slice potatoes in half horizontally, and then vertically. Sliced quartered potatoes into approximately 1/4 inch slices.
  • Line the bottom of the foil line crock-pot with a layer of potatoes, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the layer of potatoes and onions. 
  • Add remaining sliced potatoes and onions season with salt and pepper. Add chopped bacon (you do not need to cook the bacon before adding to the crock-pot), add 1 cup of cheese, and dot with 3 tablespoons of butter.
  • Cook potatoes on high for 4 – 5 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When the cooking time is done, top with remaining 1 cup of cheese, and sliced green onions.



Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 4.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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