These Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are one of the easiest crockpot potato recipes. This tender combination of hearty potatoes and carrots is flavored with bits of bacon, butter and herbs.
You guys are going to be psyched for this crockpot cheesy potato recipe today, especially if you love crockpot potato recipes or cheesy slow cooker potatoes. I just know it. The crockpot has become my best friend as a new mom.
Not only are they cheesy potatoes with real potatoes, but they can also be categorized in the easy crockpot potato recipes file too. And that is a total win in my book.
I originally wrote this post after I ran the coldest, muddiest mud run I’ve ever done two years ago. Now, the recipe has been slightly updated! Traveling is fun, but I feel like it takes me a few days just to catch up on everything…laundry, unpacking, grocery shopping, meal prep, and more. However, this week has been a regular week though we do have some travel coming up that I’m excited for. We also have tons of travel planned this summer, and I already know it’s going to be a whirlwind.
But, everyone wins when you do a little meal prep the week before. We made these cheesy crockpot potatoes this weekend for the Big Game. I’m a huge Patriots fan so I was happy with the outcome. I’ll just leave it at that.
Anyway, it’s been great to have some crockpot cheese potatoes as leftovers this week. You could say that current Sarah is happy with past Sarah’s meal prep decisions. I used them as the base for my dinner last night, and just added some chicken sausage and spinach to make it a more complete meal. I was so thankful for prepping (and enjoying) these easy cheesy potatoes.
Relying on Easy Crockpot Potato Recipes
Have you ever tried making crockpot cheese potatoes? Me either, until recently. I’ve recently started using my slow cooker for everything. Add it was amazing. Not that potatoes take a lot of time to tend to, but easy crockpot potato recipes are a new favorite. Unless you’re soaking or cooking potatoes for hours, they usually don’t absorb a ton of spices. So, by letting them do their thing in the slow cooker, you get the best flavor possible.
Plus, you do nothing at all except add your chopped ingredients and spices, and walk away. Oh, and if you need a good, not-too-expensive crockpot, this is my go to. And if you need bigger (more than 6Q), this 8Q is a good one.
Why You Should Make Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
So many reasons
- Hands off with minimal prep work
- Garlic + cheese + butter + bacon. Do you really need more?
- Great for groups, parties and St. Patrick’s Day!
- Lots and lots of cheese plus a serving of vegetables
- Mix the ingredients and walk away
The garlic, the cheese, the butter, the bacon – the flavors all mesh together. Each bite is so good. And cheese, you’ve got to add it. You can use any cheese (and as much as you want). I opted for feta. I’ve also done these cheesy crockpot potatoes with cheddar, and you really can’t go wrong.
Crockpot cheesy potatoes are so versatile, which I love. Make cheese potatoes in crockpot for your family, for large gatherings or just for your weekly meal prep. Make extra for St. Patrick’s Day because easy cheesy potatoes take on a whole new meaning then.
I always recommend sprinkling more cheese on top (isn’t that the point of cheesy crockpot potatoes?), but it is totally optional. Yet, totally recommended.
Cheesy Potatoes with Real Potatoes
What do I mean?
Well, is it just me, or do you recognize the difference with real potatoes vs. sweet potatoes? I love sweet potatoes so much, and the proof is in many of my recipes. But, sometimes I just want cheesy potatoes with real potatoes. Give me the starchy stuff, the stuff that tastes best with butter and sour cream. I want the good stuff.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I feel like regular old spuds don’t get the attention they deserve. They are FANTASTIC in side dishes and take on so much flavor. They soak up the butter and spices and pair extraordinarily well with bacon (duh).
Ever wonder why hash browns and bacon go so well together? Problem solved. Both are a staple of the brunches over here.
Bottom line: there’s just something that true white potatoes offer that makes them so much more comforting. And while I love making my own potato fries, usually easy crockpot potato recipes win out.
We don’t have any particular traditions for St. Patrick’s Day, except drinking some green beer. I’ve done the corn beef and cabbage before when eating out, but I’ve never made it. But these guys will be making an appearance this year for our St. Patrick’s Day meal because they just feel irish to me. Perhaps I’ll pick up some corn beef to go with them.
Let’s Make Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes!
- 2 pounds baby red potatoes, washed and halved
- 1 pound carrots
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 6-8 slices bacon, cooked
- 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ cup feta cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
- fresh parsley, for garnish
- Add potatoes, carrots, butter, oil, garlic, three slices of bacon and spices into slow cooker.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or until potatoes and carrots are tender
- Add the remaining bacon, cheese and some parsley with about 20 minutes remaining.
- Garnish with feta cheese and parsley
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I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did. If you make it and share on social media, don’t forget to tag me and use #bucketlisttummy.
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Do you have any St. Patrick’s food traditions?