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Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

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Slow cooker loaded potatoes are made with red potatoes loaded with cheese and bacon and topped with sour cream and chives.

 

Loaded potatoes are made with pantry staple ingredients so they are easy to add to a menu plan. Cooking them in the slow cooker makes them super easy to whip on a weeknight. They are also convenient for guests and dinner parties. 

Pair these slow cooker loaded potatoes with air fryer steak and air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus for a delicious dinner. 

Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes

Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes Ingredients:

  • Red potatoes – you could also use baking potatoes or Yukon gold
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – or any other cheese you like or have on hand
  • Real bacon bits – You can also use cooked crumbled bacon
  • Green onion or chives, your choice
  • Sour cream

Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes Ingredients:

Line the crock of your slow cooker with aluminum foil. You will cook the potatoes inside the foil like a packet. Place the potatoes in the slow cooker. 

Blend the paprika, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Toss together the potatoes and seasoning blend.

Add in 2 ½ cups cheese, the bacon bits, and green onion or chives.

Toss it all together to combine.

Fold the aluminum foil over the potatoes. Cover with the slow cooker lid. 

Cook on low for 3 hours. Just before the potatoes are ready, preheat the broiler.


Transfer the loaded potatoes to a broiler-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Place under the broiler until the cheese has melted and the edges begin to crisp.

Garnish with sour cream and additional green onions or chives.

Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Slow cooker loaded potatoes are made with red potatoes loaded with cheese and bacon and topped with sour cream and chives.

Cook Time 3 hours
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 to 2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ to 1 cup real bacon bits
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion or chives, your choice, plus additional for garnish
  • Sour cream, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Line the crock of your slow cooker with aluminum foil. You will cook the potatoes inside the foil like a packet.
  2. Blend the seasonings together.
  3. Inside the slow cooker, toss together the potatoes and seasoning blend.
  4. Then add in 2 ½ cups cheese, the bacon bits, and green onion or chives, and toss to combine.
  5. Fold the aluminum foil over the potatoes. Cover with the slow cooker lid.
  6. Cook on low for 3 hours. Just before the potatoes are ready, preheat the broiler.
  7. Carefully transfer the foil packet with the loaded potatoes to a broiler-safe baking dish. Place the packet in the dish and open the foil up.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Place under the broiler until the cheese has melted and the edges begin to crisp.
  10. Garnish with sour cream and additional green onions or chives.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1081mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 24g
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