Shannon's Crock Pot Ranch Potatoes

Potato casserole in slow cooker
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  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

These simple slow cooker potatoes are easy to prepare and contain only 4 ingredients. The recipe is easily doubled for a large gathering or potluck.

Add some diced cooked bacon or ham to the potatoes if you'd like.


  • 1 bag (24 ounces) frozen hash brown potatoes (partially thawed)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of the slow cooker crockery insert. 

  2. Put hash brown potatoes in slow cooker.

  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl; stir well and then add to potatoes. Gently stir to blend.

  4. Cook on low 5 to 7 hours. Stir before serving.

*To thaw the hash browns in the microwave oven, spread them out on a microwave-safe baking dish or plates. Microwave on 100% power for about 30 seconds for each cup.

Tips and Variations

  • Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the hash brown mixture.

  • Cook 4 to 6 strips of bacon. Crumble and add to the slow cooker.

  • Add 1 cup of diced cooked ham to the slow cooker.

  • Add finely chopped red and green bell pepper and finely chopped onion to the thawed hash browns.