These Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrowns are the Perfect Side Dish!

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrowns are the ultimate in effortless deliciousness. This isn’t just any old hashbrown recipe; it’s a cheesy, creamy, no-fuss dish that will change how you look at breakfast—and beyond.

This recipe is basically the busy person’s best friend. It requires minimal prep, hands-off cooking, and a result that’s so delicious you’ll wonder how you ever brunched without it. And it’s versatile—perfect for a lazy Sunday morning, a weeknight side dish, or the show-stopping contribution to your next potluck.

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I’ve used this recipe more times than I can count for family brunches, potlucks, you name it. It’s the dish that disappears first, and for good reason. It’s comforting, it’s tasty, and it’s that “made with love” taste.

If you’re new to slow cooking, this recipe is the perfect way to dip your toes in the water. It’s forgiving, it’s delicious, and it’s practically foolproof. In this post, I’ll explain the simple assembly process so you can enjoy this cheesy delight.

If you want more slow cooker side dish ideas check out slow cooker sweet potato casserole, slow cooker creamed corn, or slow cooker banana bread.

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Frozen shredded hashbrowns: There is no need to thaw them.
  • Cheddar cheese soup
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

🥣How to Make Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrowns

  1. Start by layering those hashbrowns right at the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, shredded cheese, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Spread that cheesy mixture over the hashbrowns.
  4. Set your slow cooker on high and let it work for 3-4 hours.
  5. About one hour in, open the lid and stir. This is key to getting that even, cheesy distribution you want.
A slow cooker filled with uncooked shredded hash browns.
Layer the hashbrowns.
A bowl filled with shredded cheddar cheese on a light background.
Mix the remaining ingredients.
A close-up of shredded cheese and hashbrowns mixed together in a slow cooker.
Combine them.

🍴Serving Ideas

Serve with a fluffy omelet or crispy bacon for the ultimate brunch spread. Your family will think they’ve woken up in their favorite diner. But you should also think beyond the breakfast table!

Pair them with a juicy air fryer steak or roasted chicken for a dinner that’ll leave everyone asking for seconds. Or do you have a potluck on the horizon? Bring these cheesy hashbrowns and watch them disappear.

Get creative with toppings. A sprinkle of green onions, a dollop of sour cream, or even some crispy bacon bits can take these hashbrowns to new heights.

💭How to Store

Let the hashbrowns cool to room temperature before you even think about storing them. This helps prevent condensation and sogginess. Transfer the cooled hashbrowns to an airtight container

Put them in the fridge, where they’ll be good for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, these cheesy hashbrowns freeze like a dream. Just make sure you’re using freezer-safe containers or bags. When the craving hits, thaw them overnight in the fridge.

When you’re ready to reheat, you’ve got options. The microwave will do in a pinch, but if you’ve time, the oven or toaster oven will bring back their crispiness

Just spread them out on a baking sheet, cover with foil, and warm them at 350°F until heated through – usually about 10-15 minutes.

A slow cooker filled with a mixture of Hashbrown

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Don’t skip stirring the hashbrowns after about an hour!
  • While you can absolutely go from freezer to slow cooker, letting your hashbrowns thaw can help them cook more evenly. Just spread them out on a kitchen towel before they hit the heat.
  • Consider lining your slow cooker with a liner or nonstick spray for an easier cleanup.
  • Change it up with other varieties of cheese, like Monterey Jack or Gouda, for a different twist.
  • If you like a little crunch, pop the cooked hashbrowns under the broiler for a few minutes after slow cooking. Keep an eye on them, though—they can go from golden to charred in a flash.

📝Reader Questions

What if my slow cooker runs hot?

If you know your slow cooker tends to cook hotter than usual, check your hashbrowns a little earlier to prevent burning.

Can I double the recipe for a larger crowd? 

Yes, you can double the slow cooker cheesy hashbrowns recipe. Just make sure your slow cooker is large enough to hold the extra volume and expect a slightly longer cooking time.

How do I know when the hashbrowns are done?

You’re looking for a creamy, bubbly texture with a slightly golden top. A fork should easily slide through the layers, and the edges might be a bit crispy.

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrowns

Published By Anne
These Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrowns are the ultimate crowd-pleaser – creamy, cheesy, and effortless. They're a guaranteed hit at any gathering.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 32 ounces frozen hashbrowns shredded
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup 15 ounces
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the hashbrowns in the bottom of the slow cooker. There is no need to thaw them.
    32 ounces frozen hashbrowns
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
    1 can cheddar cheese soup, 1 cup sour cream, 2 cup cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • Spread the mixture over the hashbrowns.
  • Cook the hashbrowns on high for 3-4 hours or until done to your liking.
  • Open the lid 1 hour into cooking, and mix all ingredients well.
  • The hashbrowns are done when golden brown and start to get crispy at the edges.

Notes

  • Don’t skip stirring the hashbrowns after about an hour!
  • While you can absolutely go from freezer to slow cooker, letting your hashbrowns thaw can help them cook more evenly. Just spread them out on a kitchen towel before they hit the heat.
  • Consider lining your slow cooker with a liner or nonstick spray for an easier cleanup.
  • Change it up with other varieties of cheese, like Monterey Jack or Gouda, for a different twist.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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