Slow Cooker Potatoes – A great potato side dish that is easy to put together. It goes perfect with chicken, beef, or pork too!
I’m slow getting this post out to you all today. I am recovering from a camping weekend with my little family. We rented a cabin at a local state park and had an awesome time! My kids said over and over how much they loved it. That makes it so worthwhile especially after my little heart-to-heart I had with you guys last week.
We did all the usual fun camping stuff: roasted wienies, made s’mores, went hiking a few trails, rode bikes, took a boat ride, and my hubby did a little fishing. It was a jam-packed weekend filled with fun! Here’s some snapshots of it all. Sorry for some of the blurry cell phone photos!
Now I also spent a lot of the time on fire-patrol…out of fear that my 1 year old or one of the other kids would fall into the campfire. That kind of makes one a little nervous! We also had a little incident with the RACOONS. The first night as we were grilling our burgers, I brought the s’more stuff outside and set it on the picnic table to have it ready. We all went in to eat our hamburgers. When we went back outside to make our s’mores, everything was gone! After a little investigating, we found the evidence in the woods. Those darn racoons! My kids (and myself) were heartbroken. The next night I made sure to leave the stuff inside until we were ready.
So with all that camping on my brain, what better day than today to share an easy weeknight or camping-friendly recipe. These babies cook all day long in slow cooker and come out just perfectly. They would be great with just about any protein…steaks, roast chicken, pork chops, etc.
This recipe is my twist on my sister-in-laws potatoes. She bakes them in the oven. I just knew they would come out great in the crockpot too! Seriously, this recipe is a real winner for sure! I also include oven instructions in case you do not have a slow cooker 🙂
Slow Cooker Potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2.5 lbs chopped potatoes (Use whichever kind you prefer)
- 1 10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 stick butter, cubed
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
- Optional: sliced green onions
- Using a basting brush, brush inside of crockpot dish with olive oil.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix potatoes, cream of mushroom, butter, onions, salt, and pepper.
- Add to crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Top with cheese and green onions once the potatoes are ready.
*This can also be baked in oven. Slice potatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices, mix with other ingredients. Drizzle olive oil in bottom of casserole dish. Pour in potato mixture. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
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Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
We love potatoes in the slow cooker and your version looks SO good!!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
So glad your camping trip went well! Way too cold in Canada to even think about that now, haha. These slow cooker potatoes on the other hand, they would warm us right up!
Nutmeg Nanny says
What a fun weekend camping trip! I love the idea of renting a cabin a park. Rustic BUT still gives me the shelter I need…haha. These slow cooker potatoes look perfectly cheesy and totally delicious!
Lora @cakeduchess says
How nice it is to get away with the kiddos for camping! It creates such great family memories. And this slow cooker potato salad is just dreamy!!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Looks like a great weekend away! What a great way to cook potatoes! Love how cheesy they are!
Paula - bell'alimento says
I’m always amazed at how much you can do in a slow cooker.
This looks like the perfect side dish! And I loved seeing your photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time!
These sound so delicious! Can’t wait to try!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
I’m a little bit envious of the shorts and t-shirts! It’s already too cold for that here, although the weekend is supposed to be nice so maybe no jackets will happen! Those potatoes look amazing – I’m pretty sure I am going to have to make those for supper tonight. I’ve never made potatoes in the slow cooker before so I definitely need to try that!
Deb Fox says
I made the Slow Cooker Potatoes last Sunday when the kids/grandkids were here – it was sooo hot that I couldn’t bring myself to turn on the oven so I made these in my medium sized crock pot. Followed directions except for omitting the green onions (nobody likes!). Have to say that this recipe met with RAVE REVIEWS! Can’t wait to make them again – may add a little cooked bacon but they’re great just the way the recipe says! Thanks for an easy dish.
Hi Deb! So glad you liked it!! You might like the new one I posted the other day too! They are Slow Cooker LOADED Potatoes.
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