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Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

As a four-generation Idaho family, we love our easy cheesy potatoes. I have served this cheesy potato recipe for weddings, family dinners and more. These company potatoes have become a favorite for many. —Karla Kimball, Emmett, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. Stir in hash browns and 1-1/2 cups cheese. Cook, covered, on low until potatoes are tender, 4-5 hours, sprinkling with remaining cheese during the last 5 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Looking to cut sodium? Purchase lower sodium condensed soup and reduce the salt to 1/4 tsp. These cheesy potatoes will still taste amazing.
  • Feel free to swap the cheddar cheese in this recipe for your favorite curd.
  • Find more cheesy potato recipes here.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 358 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.


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    • Donna
      Aug 14, 2020

      Has anyone premixed this and cooked it in the oven the next day

    • Debbie
      Apr 13, 2020

      Made these for Easter dinner using O’Brien hash browns, cream of bacon soup, extra onion. Otherwise followed the recipe as written and cooked in crockpot on low for 5 hours stirring at least once. They were fabulous! My son could not stop eating them and said I should make them like this from now on. Definite keeper!

    • smomin
      Nov 21, 2017

      I make a similar dish every Thanksgiving for the last 16 years. I combine all the ingredients with extra sour cream and soup. I crumble cornflakes over the dish and sprinkle with melted butter. Bake in oven uncovered. It's a staple every year.

    • BeckyinVA
      Sep 12, 2017

      I have made this recipe a couple of times now. Everyone loves it!! It's quick to throw together and frees up the oven when you have other things to prepare. Yummy recipe and always turns out great!!!

    • Corwin44
      Apr 22, 2017

      Yummy easy potatoe dish! I doubled the sauce and used one can cream of mushroom and one can cream of celery because I had a vegetarian to consider. I also added 1 cup of fresh Parmesan to the sauce mix. I used 1 1/2 bags of cubed hash browns and cooked it in a 13 x9 foil pan ( I was using my slow cooker for the ham). I cooked it at 350 for 45 minutes covered and 45 minutes uncovered. Everyone loved this casserole and said I should make it again. It's easy enough to make as week night side dish, but fancy enough for holidays or dinner with friends.

    • amsm
      Dec 11, 2016

      My family loves these potatoes! I make them often for just us or for company. I always add 2 cups sour cream to mine and extra cheese, as we like the extra bit in our potatoes. I also bake them in the oven for about an hour instead of using my slow cooker. For an extra kick, try them with some seasoned salt!

    • bowler_jen
      Apr 6, 2015

      Easy and tasty. Mine burnt a bit around the edges in the slow cooker cooking on low for 4:30.

    • randcbruns
      Dec 26, 2014

      This is a great recipe. I'm always looking for slow cooker dishes. This is great with ham or bacon added to it too. YUMMO!

    • proberts14
      Nov 17, 2014

      I can't wait to try these. Looks easy to make and bet it's tasty too. Might add some jalapenos for a nice kick.

    • sarah.remmereid
      Jun 30, 2014

      Since I only had shredded hashbrowns on hand, I used those and also added ham to make it more of a complete meal. My husband LOVED it! A keeper for sure.