Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

With a winter this snowy, cold, and well… just plain long- it has me craving something warm, cozy, and cheesy. Something delicious that just slow-cooks all day long… freeing me up to do more important things- like keeping the fire going in the wood-burning stove! So if you plan on settling in for a fun evening of Olympics-watching, or maybe a family movie night- give these super-easy, 4-ingredient, slow cooker cheesy potatoes a try!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

3 lbs of potatoes- washed and cut into 1″ cubes (I prefer Yukon Gold)
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 pound of thick-cut bacon
1 package of dry ranch dressing mix
Cheesy Potatoes bacon Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

 1. Prepare the bacon

The absolute easiest way to cook the bacon is to line a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick foil and lay out the bacon slices on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until it is cooked through, but not too crispy.

Cheesy Potatoes cooked bacon Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

You can also place your bacon on top of a wire rack so the grease drains off of the bacon- but personally I don’t because it just give me yet another thing to clean up! I just place my cooked bacon on a double layer of paper towels and blot away the grease.

Slice the cooked bacon into generous-sized bits.

2. Layer the potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes layer in slow cooker Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Line your slow cooker with non-stick foil- leaving enough overhang on the ends so that you can cover the potatoes. Layer half of the potato pieces, 1/2 cup of cheese, 1/2 of the bacon bits, and 1/2 the ranch dressing mix into the foil lined pot. Gently stir to combine. Layer the remaining potatoes, bacon, ranch and 1/2 cup of cheese and stir again to combine. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar on top and cover the potatoes completely with the foil.

3. Cook!

Cheesy Potatoes cover Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Place the lid on top and cook on high for 4 hours.

Cheesy Slow Cooker Potatoes Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

Enjoy the deliciousness! (My family loves this so much that I have made it twice in the last two weeks!)

My kids are on a winter break this week (it’s not like they haven’t already have a million snow days off from school already… now we have a vacation week too!), so I am taking a break from menu planning this week! See you next week!

What’s on your meal plan for the week? Please leave a comment below- and share links to your favorite recipes!
Sharons Signture Easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

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1 Ann-Marie February 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm

OMG this looks delicious. Will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing


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