Crockpot Bacon & Cheese Potatoes Recipe
Side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You have to try this simple Crockpot Bacon & Cheese Potatoes Recipe. It’s the best!
This is one of our most popular recipes and it is full of flavor. Such a great side dish you have to give these Crockpot Bacon & Cheese potatoes a try! They are delicious as a side dish for dinner or part of a brunch.
How to Make Crockpot Bacon & Cheese Potatoes
A love easy crockpot recipes like this! Just layer the potatoes, bacon, and cheese along with some green onions right in a foil-lined slow cooker. Cover by folding over the foil or place another piece of foil. Cook on high for about 5 hours or low for 8 – 10 hours.
Is the foil necessary?
The foil prevents the bottom of the potatoes from getting burned and also makes clean up a breeze. You could substitute parchment paper if you don’t’ have or want to use foil.
What size crockpot?
This dish is best prepared in a 4 qt or larger crockpot. You can double this recipe easily, but you will want to use at least a 6-quart crockpot if you do.
This dish is so versatile! It is great as a filling side dish with dinner. Awesome with a brunch, and even better served as a fun appetizer style dish. The thing is, this is just delicious!
Crockpot Bacon & Cheese Potatoes
- 1/4 pound bacon diced
- 2 onions thinly sliced
- 4 potatoes thinly sliced
- 1/2 pound cheddar cheese thinly sliced
- salt and pepper
- Green Onions optional
- Line crockpot with foil, leaving enough to cover the potatoes when finished.
- Layer half each of the bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese in crockpot. Season to taste and dot with butter.
- Repeat layers of bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese. Dot with butter.
- Cover with remaining foil.
- Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours.
Originally Published in 2012. Updated April 2020.
is the bacon cooked or uncooked when you add it to the crockpot?
Tara you can actually do it either way. I brown it a little first because I like it crispier. 😉
why do you line with aluminum foil?
Helps them not to stick, and you wrap the extra over the top like a steam pouch. It helps them cook.
Anyone else run into the issue of burned cheese??
Yes I cooked last night for our Easter dinner and I have some burned onions and burned cheese. Definetly could cook it for less time.
Is it ok to use shredded cheddar, or do you have to have slices?
Shredded works! 🙂
Ohhh… this recipe looks divine!!! I’ll make this over the weekend! I love potatoes!!
Can you cook on high for a shorter time? Or will they burn?
I would love to make for dinner, but only have about 6 hours
Looks so tasty and easy! I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂
Whenever I make bacon for recipes, I like to make it in the oven to make it crispy since it will soften somewhat while its added to the dish.
Does this work if you use Turkey Bacon?
I prefer not to bake in foil. Has anyone tried this without the foil but spraying the sides? I love the idea of these for Sunday brunch!
You can also use those Parchment paper bags instead of tinfoil. WOrks just as well!
Does it REALLY brown like this?
I’m with Pam, I’d love to make these tonight but I don’t have 10-12 hrs. Can I do high for 6?
How about using the Reynolds’ crock pot liners? I love those things – and you can just rinse them out and put them in the plastic recycle bin afterward! 🙂
This recipe looks great and easy! I love potatoes and onions and cheese! It’s making me hungry now.
I too, wanted to try these, but didn’t have the time to wait for the time in the crock pot. So I followed this recipe, except for I did it in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour in a 9 x 13 baking dish covered tightly by aluminum foil. They came out AMAZING!! Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you for sharing this…I was looking for a shorter cooking time and this was perfect!
Has anyone had any experience in making the mixture and then freezing it before cooking? I am trying to start freezer cooking and this looks as though it would be something I would make often but don’t have the time to prepare each time we want to eat it.
These are way too tasty! Loved them!
These look delicious! Just added a link to your post on my “Recipes We Want to Make” list, can’t wait to try it out. Yummy 🙂
Has anybody made them on high? Also, do you add the green onion in with the other onion or wait until the very end to add them?
just made this and inprovised with the oven, hope it turns out good.
I didn’t cook the bacon & thought it was awesome. Love not having deal with the bacon cooking mess. I used a combination of Red & Yukon Gold potatoes that equalled a total of 2 lbs., 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, only green onions, no salt or butter (thought bacon added enough salt). I added a little sour cream to some of mine to make it like a loaded potato but hubby felt like they didn’t need anything. We had this as a meal for two & still had a few leftovers. Will be making this again for sure.
Sorry forget to mention above that I used the oven recommendation for 1 hr @ 400 degrees and it worked perfectly.
can’t wait to try this recipe.
Can you make in the oven?? Dont have a crockpot and would really like to try this before the cooking inspiration leaves me!
Got these potatoes in the oven as I’m typing this. Smells heavenly!!!
I just started this is one crockpot and the Sour Cream and Bacon in another. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Everything turned out wonderful! I will definitely be making them both again. The chicken was tender and the potatoes were delicious. Great dinner!
Thanks so much for the tip of using foil when cooking potatoes in the crockpot! This recipe sounds wonderful. Great weeknight dinner idea and economical too!
These were AMAZING. I have made them both ways and like both for different reasons! In the oven they get much crispier, but in the crockpot, it was almost liked mashed potatoes. Both were equally DELICIOUS! The ONLY changes I made were instead of using 2 medium onions, I just used ten spring/green onions chopped and I used red potatoes (mainly because what I had on hand!)