Home > Dinner > Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes October 25, 2018 | 9 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Simple and delicious comfort food: Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes! The potatoes are cooked in the slow cooker until tender and flavorful– and then covered in plenty of cheese. These Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes make a great side dish to share with a crowd or it’s filling enough for a complete meal when paired with some crusty bread and the perfect Italian salad! Note: Crock-Pot is a trademarked brand of slow cooker. We use the term because it’s universally familiar, but any slow cooker with similar dimensions will work. Pure comfort food Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are pure, delicious comfort food! The long cooking time in the slow cooker allows the potatoes to become ultra soft and absorb tons of flavor. These cheesy potatoes are incredible and my boys are obsessed with this meal. Tips for the BEST Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes: For the best Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes, using high-quality potatoes is an absolute must! I use and highly recommend Petite Gold (Gourmet) Potatoes Be sure to slice the potatoes evenly thin. This ensures that they cook through completely and get really tender. Adjust the spice to your and your family’s preferences. This recipe is not overly spicy, but the sausage and paprika give it a little kick. If you like your food really mild, you can leave out the paprika or replace the sausage with ground beef. (Just be aware that this will really reduce the flavor of the dish.) Alternatively, if you like your food spicy, you can increase the paprika or replace the mild Italian sausage with hot Italian sausage. QUICK TIP What kind of sausage should you use for this recipe? We list mild Italian sausage in the recipe card, but for the most part, the various types of Italian sausage are defined by the seasonings used in each type. Sweet Italian sausage is the mildest form and is seasoned with fennel, anise, and sweet basil. Mild Italian sausage has fennel and sometimes oregano. Hot sausage has fennel plus red pepper flakes added in. And surprisingly, country-style (breakfast) sausage is very similar but swaps out the fennel for sage. So if you have a flavor preference, let that guide your sausage choice. The most important thing to remember that Italian sausage for this recipe should be fresh, not smoked (like Keilbassa-type sausages). How to Make Cheesy Potatoes in a Crockpot: These slow cooker cheesy potatoes couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is brown the sausage and onions and then add them, the thinly sliced potatoes, seasonings, and beef broth to the crockpot. Once these ingredients are assembled, cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. Once cooked, you can add as much cheese as you desire! Feel free to mix cheese varieties, but stick with freshly grated cheese to avoid the waxy/cornstarch coating that comes on most bags of pre-shredded cheese. What side dishes go well with these Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes? I love having a fruit salad with all the meat and potatoes. Or, depending on the season, try a winter fruit salad. This Quinoa Salad would make an amazing side to this dish and complete a well-balanced meal. A Cucumber Salad or Caprese Salad would lighten everything up! More Comfort Food made in the Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Crockpot Slow Cooker Pot Roast Turkey Breast in a Crockpot Chili Recipe FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe Simple and delicious comfort food: Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes with sausage! The potatoes and sausage are cooked in the slow cooker until tender and flavorful and then covered in plenty of cheese. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Simple and delicious comfort food: Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes with sausage! The potatoes and sausage are cooked in the slow cooker until tender and flavorful and then covered in plenty of cheese. Course Dinner, Main Course Cuisine American Keyword Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 3 hours Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes Servings 4 servings Calories 815kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 pound mild Italian sausage1 yellow onion, diced, optional2 pounds petite gold potatoes, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon garlic powderFine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth2 cups sharp Cheddar cheeseOptional: fresh parsley InstructionsIn a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage and optional chopped yellow onion. Drain off any fat. Add to a 6-quart slow cooker.Meanwhile, thinly slice the baby gold potatoes. (See the second photo in the post for size; just under 1/8th an inch thick.) Add to the slow cooker, along with the paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. (Season to taste with salt and pepper; I use 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. You can always add more at the end if needed.)Add in the beef broth. Stir everything together and cover the crockpot.Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours or until potatoes are tender. Once everything is finished cooking, taste and adjust salt and pepper to preference.Add the freshly grated cheese in an even layer over everything (or on individual serving plates--we like this way best!) and allow it to melt. Garnish if desired with fresh parsley. Nutrition FactsCalories: 815kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1250mg | Potassium: 1428mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 473mg | Iron: 4mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.