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Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are cooked until soft and then baked in a creamy cheese sauce. The potato dish begins bubbling and piping hot, and the top becomes golden and flavorful. Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are similar to scalloped potatoes but with diced potatoes and a richer sauce. They are also much simpler to prepare!

We like the Pioneer Woman’s recipes that we can just toss in ingredients, set the temperature, and forget about until they’re done. This recipe for Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes is ideal for that! Unquestionably the greatest!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

I believe that we can all agree that potatoes are the finest food! I adore that potatoes can be prepared in a myriad of tasty ways, like these Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes.

It is usually a good idea to combine cheese with potatoes. It elevates a simple starchy vegetable to the forefront of a side dish. These Pioneer Woman Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes are just that! They are the ideal quick side dish for your next family supper and are fantastic as a side dish or even for breakfast. For your next dinner or holiday party, just pour heat and serve Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes.

Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

The solution lies in these 5 Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes ingredients. And you only need 5 ingredients:

  • Frozen diced potatoes: That’s right, we said this was an easy crockpot recipe! No need to thaw them out either, just add them right to your crockpot.
  • Sour cream: The more traditional Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes recipe uses sour cream, but we tried this recipe with both sour cream and cream cheese. Both are delicious so if you have one or the other in your refrigerator or maybe you don’t like one or the other – you can use what you like.
  • Cream of chicken soup: You can use Cream of Mushroom Soup too if that’s what you have on hand, but we love the flavor this chicken soup adds to these Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes.
  • Garlic & salt
  • Cheddar jack cheese: Get creative with your cheese if you like! We stuck with cheddar because we love cheddar, and it goes so nicely with potatoes.

What Kind Of Cheese For The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

For these Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes, I like to use cheddar jack, a combination of basic cheddar and Monterey jack cheese that works like a charm and is the ideal cheese to use! However, you may also use any kind of meltable cheese. Swiss, marble, Tex-Mex, Parmesan, Gruyère, mozzarella, and Havarti are some suitable cheeses. Any melty cheese will work great.

What Are The Best Potatoes For The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

Only Yukon golds (my fave) and Russets are suitable for the Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes.

Yukon golds are ideal for the Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes because they are somewhat starchy, gorgeously yellow, and have a buttery potato flavor. When you utilize these thick potatoes with a thin skin, you get a more rich dish.

Russets (or Idaho) potatoes are those large potatoes with dusty skin that are often used for baking. When properly prepared, they are also wonderful for cheesy potatoes: fluffy, dry, and starchy. Russets are the milder of the two potatoes I suggest, and if you like lighter, fluffier potatoes, they provide a more delicate, fall-apart texture in the Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes.

  • Yukon golds: dense, buttery, rich, with more potato flavor. The sauce won’t be as thick but the potatoes will hold their shape.
  • Russets: light, delicate, fluffy, mild potato flavor, will thicken the sauce, but fall apart more.

If you want the best of both worlds, you can use a mix!

Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

How To Make Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

  1. Coat the slow cooker with cooking spray (this is optional, but I like to do it.)
  2. Put frozen potatoes in a slow cooker.
  3. Stir together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and garlic salt in a bowl. Pour the liquid mixture over the potatoes.
  4. Add cheese to the crockpot and stir everything together.
  5. Cook, covered, on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Turn the crockpot to the warm setting to keep potatoes warm until you’re ready to serve them.

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

You can serve Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes with:

How To Store Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes In The Fridge?

We recommend wrapping all of your Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. These should last for up to 4-5 days if stored properly.

Can I Freeze Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes After Cooking?

Yes, your Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes can be frozen. Store them in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 2 weeks for best results. You can also freeze them in the dish they were baked in, but cover it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

How To Reheat Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

  • In The Microwave: Place the Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes on a plate and spread out and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through or warm covered in foil.
  • In The Oven: Place your Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes in a baking dish, and reheat in a 350°F oven until heated through about 15-30 minutes.

Can You Make This Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe In The Oven?

100% yes you can. Occasionally, we prepare these Pioneer Woman Cheesy Potatoes in the oven, but the crockpot is my preferred method when we are pressed for time around dinnertime and need something that is done when we are.

To prepare the Pioneer Woman Cheesy Potatoes in the oven, you must follow the same procedures as when preparing them in the crockpot. You include all of the cheese into the mixture rather than separating it off.

Remove the tin foil during the final 10 to 15 minutes of baking, to make the cheese lovely and bubbling.

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to double this Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy recipe, just double all ingredients – your crockpot will be quite full, but it will still work. Also, add an hour of cooking time!
  • If gluten-free: be sure to use a gluten-free cream of chicken soup.
  • Crockpots/slow cookers vary – check yours after 3 hrs for doneness.
  • Potatoes are good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That’s why these Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes make it so easy to turn a side dish into an anytime meal
  • Before serving, garnish with chopped green onion, a handful of finely chopped parsley, or other fresh herbs.

FAQ Section

What Is The Key To Making This Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

The key to making this Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes is the cheese. You may have previously had cheesy potatoes and seen a greasy texture or layer pooling at the bottom (disgusting, right?). The reason behind this is that the incorrect sort of cheese was utilized.

Do You Need To Peel The Potatoes For The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

That is all up to you. There are many nutrients in potato skins, and peeling them is an additional effort, but I like to do so so that all the potatoes have the same texture. If you like potato skins, just clean them well and leave them on.

Can I Use Raw Potatoes For The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

Of course! This will take longer to prepare since you must peel and dice the potatoes; thus, we use frozen potatoes, which work just as well.

Can I Use Shredded Potatoes For The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

YES! This will need a shorter cooking time, so keep a close check on them. Overcooked potatoes may become mushy and gummy, which is undesirable.

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Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup )

  • Calories 485
  • Total Fat 29g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Cholesterol 77mg
  • Sodium 832mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
  • Dietary Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 13g
  • Vitamin A 127%
  • Vitamin C 80%
  • Calcium 26%
  • Iron 20%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time:4 hours Rest time: minutesTotal time:4 hours 5 minutesServings:10 servingsCalories:485 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

The Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are cooked until soft and then baked in a creamy cheese sauce. The potato dish begins bubbling and piping hot, and the top becomes golden and flavorful. Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes are similar to scalloped potatoes but with diced potatoes and a richer sauce. They are also much simpler to prepare!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Coat the slow cooker with cooking spray (this is optional, but I like to do it.)
  2. Put frozen potatoes in a slow cooker.
  3. Stir together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and garlic salt in a bowl. Pour the liquid mixture over the potatoes.
  4. Add cheese to the crockpot and stir everything together.
  5. Cook, covered, on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Turn the crockpot to the warm setting to keep potatoes warm until you’re ready to serve them.

Notes

  • If you want to double this Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy recipe, just double all ingredients – your crockpot will be quite full, but it will still work. Also, add an hour of cooking time!
  • If gluten-free: be sure to use a gluten-free cream of chicken soup.
  • Crockpots/slow cookers vary – check yours after 3 hrs for doneness.
  • Potatoes are good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That’s why these Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes make it so easy to turn a side dish into an anytime meal
  • Before serving, garnish with chopped green onion, a handful of finely chopped parsley, or other fresh herbs.
Keywords:Pioneer Woman Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 832mg35%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 127%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 26%
Iron 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.