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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole

Baked potato casserole. In a slow cooker. Yes I'm quite serious.

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole  

As prepared by Bev Cooks

One potato, two potato, three potato EAT.


We need to talk about something that occurred in America in Kansas in my neighborhood on my street in my house in my kitchen in my slow cooker but only a short time ago.

I needed to run errands. Christmas errands. The kinds involving wrapping paper, pretty bows, scotch tape and a bottle of vodka. Oh you hear me.

But see, I wanted potatoes when I got back. But not like blah baked potatoes. I wanted casserole-y-ness-action to land in my face promptly upon my return. It just had to happen. Or else someone was going to get their gift wrapped in my tears and sorrow.

So freaking check this out - did you know you can put cut up potatoes in a slow cooker for a few hours, add a Progresso creamy recipe starter to it, top it with cheese, bacon and chives and just like that it's a Christmas miracle all up in your life?

You know what, I can't even take it, let me just walk you through how to make this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole.

 

Wash the potatoes.

It all starts with a couple of pertaters. AND, let me stop real quick and explain something. This was just for me. Okay me and Aaron. Okay just for me. If you want a much bigger serving, just double or triple the recipe and it's another Christmas miracle, I tell you.

 

Rough chop the peeled potatoes.

Give 'em a good peel and a rough dice.

 

Put cut potatoes in a small slow cooker.

Position them down in a small slow cooker and drizzle a little oil on top. Then go live your life, run your errands, get your vodka and come home.

 

Mash the cooked potatoes right in the slow cooker pot.

Check it out! About 3 hours later they're pretty soft, so you'll just take a fork and mash mash mash.

 

Add Progresso Recipe Starters to the potatoes.

Then grab a can of Creamy Three Cheese cooking sauce and pour abouuuut half a cup in. *Remember, if you're making a bigger serving, pour more! Keep pouring and mashing until it just feels right in your heart.

 

Stir the Recipe Starters into the mashed potatoes.

Here it all mashed up together and merry.

Now, what I did was let it cook a few more minutes while I prepared . . .

 

Chopped bacon and chives.

Some bacon and chives! Annnnd, not pictured, grated cheese. Oops.

So you can do this two ways. A) you can sprinkle the cheese right on the potatoes IN the slow cooker and pop it under the broiler until it's all nice and bubbly, OR B) You can transfer the taters to a serving bowl, then top with cheese and give it good blast under the broiler. Either way is fine. You're still a good person.

 

Slow cooked mashed potatoes.

Yes. Garnished with bacon and chives and baby kittens and puppies.

 

Slow cooker potato casserole ready to eat.

Let's just get a little closer, shall we?

Oh my . . .

 

Slow cooker baked potato casserole.

Excuse me while I go make another batch and cry myself to sleep.

 


Lots More Taters


If you're a potato hound, try some of these recipes, too!

*Bev was teasing about the whole baby kittens and puppies, you guys! She meant to say baby sloths. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Casserole

Ingredients

2
baking potatoes, peeled and cut into a large dice
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
cup Progresso Creamy Three Cheese Recipe Starter
1
cup shredded cheddar cheese
2
slices bacon
2
tablespoons thinly sliced chives
1
pinch coarse salt

Directions

  • 1 Place the peeled and chopped potatoes in a small slow cooker. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes. Cook on high for 3 hours (or low for 6).
  • 2 Mash the cooked potatoes with a fork. Add the creamy cheese sauce and stir to combine. Add a pinch of salt and cook an additional hour.
  • 3 In the meantime, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a couple of paper towels to drain. Chop.
  • 4 Transfer potatoes to an oven-safe serving bowl. Sprinkle the cheese on top and broil for a couple of minutes until browned and bubbly.
  • 5 Garnish with crumbled bacon and chives.
  • 6 Serve immediately!
  • 7 * You can always double or triple the recipe for a large crowd, and use a large slow cooker.
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