Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Slow Cooker Recipe is easy to make, and your family will love it. It is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a fabulous side dish.
Ingredients Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
This slow cooker cheesy hash brown casserole include Hash browns, butter, onion, Cream of Chicken Soup, sour cream, Cajun Seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and lots of sharp shredded cheddar cheese.
You can find this potato recipe in any Southern cookbook. So, why am I adding a post for this Crock Pot Cheesy Hash Brown casserole?
First Step: To Making Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Second Step: Slow Cooker
Spray the slow cooker with a cooking spray. Add the potato mixture to the crock-pot.
Third Step: Cook
Fourth Step: Cheese
Make This Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole In Your Slow Cooker
After making this Casserole for years in the oven, 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. This Hash Brown Casserole is an excellent side dish to ham, turkey, chicken, or beef entrees. Try these Cheesy Hash Browns instead of a baked potato. They are perfect with steak, ham, or even chicken.
Add Bacon For A Treat
For an extra treat, add 6 to 8 slices of crumbled bacon in these potatoes. Adding the bacon to the potatoes makes a perfect breakfast dish. I had the crumbled bacon ready for this casserole and completely forgot to add it. No one noticed the bacon was missing. The potatoes are incredibly delicious with or without the bacon.
Should you thaw frozen hash browns before cooking?
It is best to thaw frozen hash browns before cooking them. You can remove the excess moisture when thawing frozen hash browns. When making a casserole, it may not thicken up as much as you would like if the excess water is not removed.
If you are in a hurry or do not care if your hash brown casserole is a not thicken up, by all means, toss your frozen hash browns into your slow cooker.
If you enjoy this Casserole, try my Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole Casserole. It is perfect for dinner or even breakfast.
To make this Ham and Hash Brown Casserole with cheese, you will need the following: frozen hash browns, ham, butter, onion, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Cajun seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and sharp cheddar cheese.
What recipe did I adapt to make this Crock Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole?
The original recipe is from Tried & True Secret Recipes Cookbook by Ron Douglas. The recipe in his cookbook is for the oven. It uses 2 cups of crushed Corn Flakes mixed with 1/4 cup butter for the topping.
For my crock-pot version, the topping was omitted, but shredded sharp cheddar cheese was added. The Corn Flakes would get soggy in the crock-pot. I added one teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning for additional flavor. This cheesy potato casserole will thicken up as it cools, but they should remain creamy.
Why do some people call this hash brown casserole funeral potatoes?
This casserole is commonly served as a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners. Therefore, it has received the name funeral potatoes.
By the way, because this version is prepared in the slow cooker, it is much easier to take to a gathering including, funerals, church suppers, picnics, family holiday meals, and more.
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Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
- 32 ounces hash browns frozen, thawed, not shredded
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 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
- Mix the cream of chicken soup, melted butter, onion, sour cream, pepper, garlic, and Cajun seasoning, and hash browns.
- Cook on low for 3 to 3-1/2 hours in your crock-pot.
- Potatoes should be creamy. Do not over cook!
- Add 1 cup of cheese on top of everything 20 minutes before it is ready or about 3 hours into the cooking process.
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