Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

My family loves these cheesy potatoes and you can find this recipe in any Southern cookbook.   So, why am I adding a post about these Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe?

I made it for many years in the oven, but I decided to try these cheesy potatoes in the crock-pot.  It is a great way to free up oven space when you are cooking multiple things.   These potatoes are a wonderful side dish to most chicken or beef entrees.  Try these cheesy potatoes instead of a baked potato.  For an extra treat, add 6 to 8 slices of crumbled bacon in these potatoes. I had the crumbled bacon ready for this casserole and completely forgot to add it.  No one noticed and the potatoes were great anyway.  If you enjoy this recipe, try my Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Browns & Ham recipe below.  It is great for dinner or even breakfast.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Browns

I have always used a cooking spray before adding my ingredients to my Crock-Pot.  I have tried the plastic liners which are designed for slow cookers.  They worked great and I liked them.  The liners really make clean up a snap.  However, I use my crock-pot almost daily and sometimes I use all three of my crock-pots at one time, especially on the weekends.  In other words, I would use so many of the liners the additional cost would really add up.

Crock-Pot Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Use a 32 ounce bag of hash browns.

Crock-Pot Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Mix together the hash browns, soup, butter, onion, and seasonings.

Crock-Pot Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

After mixing together all the ingredients, place it into a crock-pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Crock-Pot Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Add one cup of shredded cheese in the mixture, and cover the top with the remaining cup of cheese.  I  normally use Cheddar Cheese but had to use Colby this time. Cook on low 3 to 4 hours in your crock-pot.

Hash Brown Harvest Potatoes 

The original recipe is from Tried & True Secret Recipes Cookbook by Ron Douglas.  If you are preparing these potatoes in the oven, it calls for 2 cups of crushed Corn Flakes mixed with 1/4 cup butter for the topping.  For my crock-pot version, I omitted the topping and added 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.  I did  not think the Corn Flakes would get crispy in the crock-pot.   I also added 1 teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning for additional flavor.  I hope your family enjoys these Crock-pot Hash Brown Potatoes as much as our family does.

Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole


  • * 32 ounces frozen hash browns, thawed, not shredded
  • * 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • * 1 medium onion, chopped
  • * 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • * 8 ounces sour cream
  • * 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • * 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • * 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • * 2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup to mix with hash browns and 1 cup for topping


  1. Mix together the cream of chicken soup, melted butter, onion, sour cream, pepper, garlic, and Cajun seasoning, and hash browns.
  2. Add 1 cup of cheese on top of everything.
  3. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours in your crock-pot.
  4. Potatoes should be creamy. Do not over cook!
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  • Karlee November 2, 2014, 9:49 PM

    Thank you Diane! I think Cream of Mushroom would make these taste fabulous. Can’t wait to give them a try. The weather is perfect for my crock pot right now. :)

  • dianeroark November 2, 2014, 8:25 PM


    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I would substitute the Cream of Chicken for cream of mushroom. I think it would be delicious with these creamy cheesy hash browns.
    Diane Roark

  • Karlee October 31, 2014, 3:44 PM

    These look amazing and I love hash browns. I’m a vegetarian so any thought on what I can substitute for the cream of chicken soup?

  • Pure Grace Farms August 26, 2014, 9:47 AM

    Diane you are a crock pot cooking aficionado. It is about time for me to get out my crock pot not that the weather is turning. I’ll know right were to go when I am looking for recipes too!
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  • dianeroark August 25, 2014, 4:37 PM


    I love the name. I have had them at many Funerals too, but never thought about calling them Funeral Potatoes. That is too funny.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

  • Carrie Groneman August 25, 2014, 11:27 AM

    Diane, you are a genius. This is a very common dish out here, but I had never thought to make it in the crock pot! I will from now on. We call them ‘Funeral Potatoes’ usually out here, because whenever there is a funeral, whoever is in charge of the food in our church 98% of the time assigns these out. Great work! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  • dianeroark August 11, 2014, 8:55 PM


    You made my day! Thank you for stopping back by and letting me know everyone enjoyed this Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole. The pulled pork is amazing! I love all the flavors. Let me know what you think if you have time.

    Blessings and thanks a BILLION for your support!
    Diane Roark

  • Cat Posendek August 11, 2014, 8:02 PM

    I made this recipe for my work potluck and wish I would have doubled it because it was a huge hit! Thank you for the great recipe. I will be making the pulled pork recipe tomorrow! Can’t wait!

  • dianeroark March 1, 2014, 8:45 AM


    I have cooked brown rice in my crock-pot and it work great. I have not used it in this recipe. You gave me an idea. I may have to try it. Brown rice needs a lot more water, so it may take a few tries to get the recipe right.

    Thanks for your comments,
    Diane Roark

  • kate March 1, 2014, 5:27 AM

    This looks great, and so easy! Do you think I would get similar results with using brown rice (cooked, but not hot) instead of potatoes? I’m trying to use up the abundance of rice in my pantry and I think although the texture may not be as good, I think it may still work… thoughts?

  • dianeroark February 12, 2014, 7:02 PM


    Please come back and let me know what you think. This crock-pot cheesy hash brown casserole is so easy and really good. DO NOT OVER COOK IT! As soon as it starts bubbling around the edges, turn it down on simmer or off.
    Diane Roark

  • Shondie February 12, 2014, 6:53 AM

    Hi Diane,
    Im trying this out on my work family tomorrow, I’m sure they will love it!!!

  • dianeroark January 29, 2014, 7:29 PM


    I am so glad you tried these Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash brown recipe. We really enjoy them and I was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed them too. You made my day!!!

    Blessings, I hope you will consider following my blog if you do not already.

    Diane Roark

  • Hannah January 29, 2014, 6:38 PM

    My family absolutely adores this recipe :) Just fyi: I made mine with the hash browns still frozen (I may or may not have been running late)…and after 3 hours it still turned out perfectly! As a matter of fact, the potatoes were just a touch crunchy (like a baked potato texture), and we loved it! Thank you for the wonderful recipe and new family favorite! :)

  • dianeroark December 15, 2013, 7:04 PM


    I asked on the post this morning to let me know what kind of recipes you like to see on my blog this coming year. I truly enjoy using my crock-pot and will continue to add crock-pot recipes. I am glad you like crock-pot recipes.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I truly appreciate it. I am sorry that I am just now replying. I live in Arkansas and drove to Alabama this weekend for a wedding. I am back home now and catching up on everything.

    Blessings and have a Wonderful Week!
    Diane Roark

  • Delonda Phillips December 15, 2013, 11:17 AM

    Diane, thank you for the crock pot recipes! I love cooking in the crock and smelling it all day. You can hardly go wrong with a crock pot recipe. Blessings to you and yours during this holiday season,!

  • dianeroark October 2, 2013, 7:17 AM

    You are so supportive. I am very thankful you found Recipes for our Daily Bread. I am working on lots of fall recipes. I just love the fall weather and get so excited when the smells of fall fill my home including cinnamon, nutmeg, poultry seasoning, cloves, and more. I pray God will bless everything you do.
    Blessings and have a great day.
    Diane Roark

  • Janine Huldie October 2, 2013, 6:59 AM

    You are totally spoiling us with the crock pot recipes and another one I have pinned to try hopefully soon. Seriously thank you and keep the crock pot recipes coming if you can, because I really want to try some new ones this fall and winter now. Thanks as always Diane!! :)

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