The Best Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

When you need the perfect side dish for Sunday dinner, a family gathering, or even on a weeknight, make these Crock Pot cheesy potatoes.

They’re loaded with cheesy goodness that everyone will pile high onto their plates.

The Ultimate Comfort Food

cheesy potatoes in a bowl next to a crock pot.

It’s the ultimate comfort food. In fact, it’s similar to funeral potatoes but made with cubed potatoes rather than hash browns.

Cheesy Crock Pot potatoes can be a blessing for a holiday dinner or anytime you need a satisfying side to fill your favorite people up with love!

A fork lifting up some cheesy potatoes in a white bowl. There's a Crock Pot right behind the bowl.

Why Use a Crock Pot?

Sure, there are a ton of recipes out there that call for cheesy potato casserole to be made in the oven. The reason I love making them in the Crock Pot is because it’s fairly hands-off.

I can avoid heating up the house in summer this way, or if I need the oven for another recipe I’m making, I can keep it free.

Or, if you need the oven space, you can use the Crock Pot and save space for other recipes.

But mostly, it’s because cheesy slow cooker potatoes come out with tender potatoes and loads of gooey cheesiness that make the whole family happy without me having to do much.

Cheesy potatoes in a white bowl.

What I Like About This Recipe

I love that these cheesy potatoes come out creamy and savory with garlic and onion. The texture of the cheeses is divine, and with just a little Dijon mustard, you get a little zing that no one else can pinpoint. 

It’s cozy, comforting, and utterly amazing.

It’s also so easy that you won’t stress if you’re having a big gathering for a holiday dinner. Simply follow the directions below and get ready for everyone to go wild for Crock Pot cheesy potatoes!

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy slow cooker potatoes require a few ingredients, but most of them should already be in your kitchen.

That means you may not even need to make a trip to the grocery store to grab anything.

If you’ve got everything in place, get into your kitchen now to make these insanely cheesy, absolutely delicious potatoes! You’ll need:

  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Yellow onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Heavy cream
  • Whole milk
  • Chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded gouda
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Dry parsley
  • Dijon mustard
cheesy potatoes in a bowl next to a crock pot.

Quick Tips for Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Before you begin making Crock Pot cheesy potatoes, you should make sure you have the right potatoes. You can technically use any kind, but Yukon gold potatoes have a creamier texture, and they hold up better during slow cooking.

Yukon gold potatoes are usually easy to find. In the event you can’t find them, you could also use Red potatoes, though it may change the outcome slightly. 

Whatever potato you use, cut them into ¾-inch cubes to help them all cook evenly.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Four pictures showing how to make cheesy potatoes
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic on your stovetop. It takes only a couple extra minutes and allows the garlic and onions to really open up with flavor. 
  3. Add the potatoes to the Crock Pot. Pour the onions and garlic over the top.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream, milk, and chicken stock. Add the salt, pepper, butter, shredded cheese, parsley, Dijon mustard, gouda, and mozzarella to the Crock Pot and stir to combine. Place the lid on top and cook on high for 3.5 to 4.5 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

Tips While Cooking The Potatoes

After cooking your Crock Pot cheesy potatoes for three hours, you will want to open the lid and quickly give them a stir. Scrape the sides and mix them well to keep any of your potato cubes from sticking to the sides.

Once they’ve finished cooking, give your cheesy potatoes a taste. This is where you’ll check to see if the seasoning is to your liking. You can add a little more salt and pepper at this time if you’d like to.

Cheesy potatoes in the bowl of a black Crock Pot.

Variations to Try for the Classic Recipe

Delicious recipes like these Crock Pot cheesy potatoes are truly perfect as-is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t elevate perfection. Here are a few ideas:

  • You can change up the cheeses all you like – perhaps adding pepper jack for a spicier style or Monterey jack for something more mellow. 
  • If you love bacon, stirring some cooked bacon into the Crock Pot is a great idea too. Do this a few minutes before serving. 
  • Making these cheesy potatoes for Easter may mean you have some diced ham to add, which is another great option for shaking things up. In fact, with the addition of ham, you could turn this slow cooker recipe into a main dish. 

Can I Use Frozen Potatoes?

Yes, you can use frozen potatoes, but they won’t be as fresh and might cook faster.

A fork lifting up some cheesy potatoes in a white bowl. There's a Crock Pot right behind the bowl.

More of Your Favorite Side Dishes

The Best Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Nothing beats this cheesy potato recipe for a family dinner. The cheesy sauce is truly one of my favorite things.

You will have no trouble at all getting everyone to sit down at the dinner table when you’re serving this easy side dish. You can cook it any night of the week or for a special occasion.

And since you pretty much just add it to your slow cooker, it’s an effortless way to add an indulgent side to any dinner!

Crock Pot cheesy potatoes in a white bowl

The Best Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

Fresh potatoes in cooked in the Crock Pot are the perfect side dish any time of year. Dijon mustard adds a subtle twang, and the creamy flavors are hard to beat in this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into ¾ inches cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 5 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of dry parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup of shredded gouda
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Spray Crock Pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic in a skillet until soft.
  3. Add the cubed potatoes to the Crock Pot. Pour the onions and garlic on top of the potatoes.
  4. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 3.5 to 4.5 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

Notes

After about three hours, stir the potatoes and scrape the sides to make sure the potatoes don't stick to the side and that they cook evenly.

Cooking time may vary depending on your slow cooker. Check the potatoes when you stir at three hours to see if they are tender.

You can store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container or cover them with some plastic wrap. Keep them in the refrigerator.

If you have any leftovers, you can add them to a baking dish and cover with any remaining cheese you might have. Bake them until they are hot, and get a crusty cheesy top.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 758Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1112mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g

Nutrition is approximate.

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