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Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes

This is the ultimate breakfast worth waking up to! Easily made right in your crockpot. Set it, forget, and devour!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes - This is the ultimate breakfast worth waking up to! Easily made right in your crockpot. Set it, forget, and devour!

If these potatoes make an appearance on my breakfast table every single morning, waking up will never be an issue.

Seriously. How can you resist breakfast potatoes, with andouille sausage and cheesy goodness?

You just can’t. It’s impossible.

And you know what? It’s just so stinking easy that you can actually make this every morning.

All you have to do is add in your ingredients right into the slow cooker. There’s no cooking, no sautéing nor searing. Throw it right in, set it and forget it.

It’s a true crockpot meal!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes - This is the ultimate breakfast worth waking up to! Easily made right in your crockpot. Set it, forget, and devour!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes

This is the ultimate breakfast worth waking up to! Easily made right in your crockpot. Set it, forget, and devour!

15 minutes4 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille chicken sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Place potatoes, bell peppers, onion, chicken sausage, cheese, sour cream, oregano and basil into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken soup; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes:

Adapted from Lauren’s Latest

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 366.8 Calories from Fat 147.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.4g 25%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69.1mg 23%
Sodium 894.1mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 32.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 4.0g
Protein 21.5g 43%

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

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79 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just made this and it is so comforting and tasty!! I added a little chili powder in my second bowl of it and it kicked up the flavor to another notch too!

    Definitely making this again ♡ thank you for the recipe!

  2. I have not made this recipe yet, but if I do, can it be frozen?
    Looks delicious and it’s my kind of breakfast!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Could I prep the veggies and meat then freeze?  Take out the day before to let thaw and then add the dairy and soup?

  4. I must have done something wrong. It cooked 4.5 hours on low and then 3 hours on high and some of the potatoes are still raw.

    Slow cooker is working fine.

  5. Hi I made this recipe last night and I had a couple questions. I originally put it all in and started cooking it at 12:30am I put the crockpot on low.  I also used frozen potatoes instead of regular. I woke up at 4:30am and my potatoes looks like mashed potatoes. Luckily I had a bag of simply potatoes in my fridge that I added to it. I switched the crockpot to warm. That saved the potatoes and made it better. Then we didn’t wake up until 9:30am the next morning and I was hoping it was still good because it had been in there for 9 hours! It was a warm breakfast to wake up to and it smelled good but I was just wondering if that’s too long to eat? Next time should I put it away at 4:30am and re warm it? Did I do something wrong with my potatoes? Should I have used regular potato’s to avoid them becoming mushy?  My husband loved it btw! Thanks! I’ll definitely be making this again!! 

    • Hi Rachelle, unfortunately we can’t say with certainty what the issue might have been in this case since you used frozen potatoes and we have not tried that ourselves. Glad it still turned out ok! If you have the same issue again using regular potatoes next time, let us know.

  6. Your recipe, as written, is absolutely perfect. I have had it in a 200° slow cooker for 6 hours and it’s perfect. I’ve never had a more delicious cheesy potato recipe. I can’t wait until my wife and daughter tastes it. And my son gets home for Spring Break tomorrow and he’ll love it, as well. Thank you so much for your ideas. I’ve really enjoyed your recipes the last few years.

  7. This recipe was mostly good. For one, I suggest cooking the potatoes way longer. I diced mind super small but still cooked it for five hours on high and it was still not totally cooked. But, I can’t blame the recipe for that really. To get them more cooked, I put the potatoes in a pan, cooked it at 425, and it was almost perfect. Super yummy otherwise!

  8. If using the frozen potatoes, should I thaw them before hand? Will it take longer to cook if they are frozen?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications. I’m sorry that I can’t be of more help to you!

  9. Do you think the frozen potatoes with bell peppers in them would work for this? I sure dislike peeling potatoes haha but I really want to make this Christmas morning. 

  10. Excited to try this recipe! Question: If I double the recipe, what slow cooker settings would you recommend doing? Thanks in advance!

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  11. Can you substitute O’brien h.b for Russet’s & if so how many cups?

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  12. So I made this the other morning to serve for breakfast  at a moms group I’m apart of. I followed the recipe exactly. The flavor was good but it was more of a potato soup. I had to thicken it with flour and water just to be able to serve it on a plate instead of a bowl. I don’t think I would make it again honestly. But this recipe has potential. Maybe no cream of chicken soup? I don’t know. But I’m glad I tried it. 

    • Same thing happened to me! Not sure if if was water from rinsing the potatoes and peppers? Or if I didn’t add enough cheese but everything came out more like soup? Any recommendations on what I did wrong or could fix? Either way, the potatoes were delicious and the smell was so amazing yo wake up to!! 

  13. After 5 hours the poatoes were still raw and it was on low

    • Same!! I used a small dice and no where near cooked at the 5 hour mark on low. Maybe i’ll try the recipe on high next time. I’m glad I tested this prior to having guests over. 

  14. Do you think this dish could be made in advance, sit in the fridge and then cooked almost 18 hours later?!

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  15. Will this be soup like consistency when finished or gravy-like?

  16. I love that it’s like a casserole without the eggs.  I like my eggs over easy so I can have both!  Sounds silly but I like  my yokes runny …making for a brunch tomorrow…I love your blog!

  17. great easy recipe to wake up to in the morning.
    I added thai chili peppers i had laying around for extra kick!

  18. This sounds like a wonderful crockpot dish for Christmas morning…you know, the time you get to “splurge” a bit! I am going to try it! 🙂

  19. Doyou actually make he soup or leave it condensed?

  20. Yum! I tried this recipe yesterday and it was so delicious. My husband asked me, “how did you you make this sauce?” We both enjoyed every bite! I didn’t have time to make it in the crockpot. However,the stove top worked well! Instead of the chicken sausage, I used beef smoked sausage. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  21. I’m planning to make this for my side dish at my wedding reception in 2 weeks to 40 people! I will be serving brunch that includes:
    – Croissant sandwiches (sausage/bacon, cheese, egg patties and either a pesto type or a chipotle spread)
    – fruit (bananas, apples and strawberries)
    – Fruit dip (cool whip, vanilla pudding mix, milk and amaretto).
    – Water (with lemon/cucumber), coffee and orange/apple juice combo.

    In your opinion, either how many would this feed so I know how much to make or an easier question for you is what is the total volume of this recipe as is?

    • LeJoy, this recipe yields about 8 servings.

    • My family is coming up next weekend and I am making this. I am going to steal your idea of the sandwiches, only not so many options
      and fruit salad. Thank you for the idea. I cannot wait to have this crockpot recipe.

  22. Hi Chungah, I tried these cheesy potatoes for my family yesterday and they were just in love with this delicious dish. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  23. Love your site and recipes! I always come back to this site when trying new recipes. Inquiring about the overnight cooking option. I read in your comments to use the WARM function to keep it warm. Do you mean cooking on warm? Or cook it at either HIGH or LOW function then switch it to WARM? Just trying to see if it is a recipe I can set as I’m going to bed and then wake up to breakfast 🙂

  24. I am going to try this with the Potato O’Brien, I’ll let you know how it turns out. I just don’t want to peel & diced the potatoes. Does that make me lazy? LOL! Good looking recipe. 😉

  25. This looks delicious! Perfect for a set it and forget it addition to company staying over, I love my programmable crock pot!
    It would be perfect with a fried egg on top too. Seems like a great breakfast for dinner choice too! https://www.afu.ac.ae/en/why-afu/

  26. If you find a recipe that is not to your taste then don’t make it. If however, the recipe sounds good but you feel that it is to high in fat and you can sub fat free or low fat products then you make the changes. As in this recipe fat free or low fat sour cream Healthy request soup and reduced fat cheese. I have make comments about recipes that are ridiculously out of control but I would never get personal and attack the person who published the recipe. An apology is called for in this incidence. Being plain mean and rude is never acceptable.

  27. Like all of your recipes, this sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try it!
    What say you about substituting leftover Easter ham for the sausage?
    (My grandma decided to make two of them and send an entire ham home with me as leftovers, so I’m scrambling to find things to do with it)

  28. Hi Chungah, I am enjoying your blog so much!!  I’ve tried many of your recipes and haven’t had a failure yet.  I think it’s fine that some of your recipes are calorie rich.  I cherish a dish that’s yummy, great for a holiday meal that I can do ahead of time.  I rather enjoy stress free intertaining.  So, please carry on with your excellent work.  

  29. If I used O’Brien frozen potatoes for the potatoes and peppers, how much should I use?  This recipe looks great!  If someone doesn’t like it they can just keep looking.  This is obviously a special occasion dish….everything in moderation!

  30. Heather, This is only the second time I’ve left a comment on this or any food blog site. And not because I haven’t enjoyed many, many recipes here. I HAVE and I DO!
    This comment is for you. Take your rude comments elsewhere? Do you have children? Tell me….. is this how you teach your children? To outwardly insult someone without any regard for their feelings???? I am convinced there are no bad foods out there. Ever hear of everything in moderation??? Is there anywhere here where Chungah insists you should eat her cheesy potatoes every single day for breakfast??? Trust me, my guests will pass up that boring veggie platter for these wonderful potatoes on any day of the week.
    Forgive me, Heather but maybe it would do you good to find another food blog to follow. Your rude comments are NOT welcome here. 

  31. Does the 3 russet potatoes mean 3 pounds?
    This looks delicious!! I’m trying it for Easter sunrise breakfast at church. 🙂

  32. I love this recipe, but I will be entertaining vegetarians.  Any suggestions for substitutions for the sausage?  

  33. Is there a suitable substitute for the cream of chicken soup in order to make this gluten free?

    • Kate, there are actually many gluten-free cream of chicken soup recipes available online. Hope that helps!

  34. Can I use frozen diced potatoes instead?

  35. This looks delicious! Perfect for a set it and forget it addition to company staying over, I love my programmable crock pot!
    It would be perfect with a fried egg on top too. Seems like a great breakfast for dinner choice too!

  36. Since I don’t get hungry until after noon, I am thinking this will make a super yummy dinner. My hubby will love it if we have some scrambled eggs loaded along with some of these yummy potatoes into a tortilla. Yum, yum, yum. Thanks for another great recipe. 

  37. LOVE your website! My Mom always told me, if you don’t have anything nice to say………don’t say it at all.  You my friend carry yourself with grace and class!  Keep the recipes coming.

  38. Wonder how it would be to stir in some beaten eggs to your slow cooker cheesy breakfast potatoes?

    • That sounds like a great idea but without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. Please use your best judgment.

  39. These look delicious, will definitely have to give it a go, i’ve been looking for these kinds of recipes where everything is just thrown in and left to become mouthwateringly good! I think they’d be great to wake up to on Christmas morning too, the chaos would start a little later that way. 

  40. This looks sinfully delicious!  I wouldn’t have a problem waking up to this, either!  🙂

  41. What does “thinly sliced” in a recipe actually mean? 
    Because the photos show 1/4 or larger slices of sausage. I run into this often and thought I should ask.

    I would appreciate recipes fully cooked in a slow cooker rather than partially cooked (if at all) for the photo of the finished dish. And are you gaining weight? I am with eating many of the slow cooker dishes.

    Take a look at this one “Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes”; cheese, cream, condensed cream of chicken soup, sour cream, sausage. High in fat and salt. Are you feeding this to your kids with a couple of eggs or toast? Wow. Don’t think I’ll be making this one. 

    Chungah, (beautiful name), as a food blogger; how expensive is it to include the nutritional value with recipes? I guess there is a website that calculates this for you or do it myself, yeah that’s what I need to do.
    BTW you never said this was a lo-cal recipe and I apologize if you find  the tone of my comments harsh but yours is the only blog that I look forward to each time it arrives, in fact Damn Delicious is all I read!!
    Thank you for a great job. Eat yah later ;0 Heather

    • The slices don’t have to be exact here – that’s the beauty of a slow cooker recipe. There’s a lot of room for forgiveness.

      Am I gaining weight? I sure hope not! I work out 7x a week doing a combination of pilates, spin and Barry’s bootcamp, and I also eat in moderation to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

      Am I feeding this to my kids? I actually do not have kids. If you do not wish to try this recipe, that is completely fine. I did not mention that this was a healthy recipe by any means. It’s just one of those quick and easy recipes to whip up when having company over – perfect for Christmas morning! 🙂

      Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time by Jessica Penner, a Registered Dietitian from Smart Nutrition. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

      • Ha ha.  I love your blogs, recipes and photos and also look forward to your emails. But I was wondering the same thing about how slim you are while this dish is so rich.  Thanks for this response. I will be making this for special occasions only.

      • Chungah, I commend you on your responses to such comments. My kids have encouraged me to start a food blog myself however the commenter above is one reason I will not. I don’t understand why people feel the need to comment in such a way. There are millions of recipes on the Internet, why can’t people just move on if they don’t like the ingredients? And asking if you’ve gained weight from the way you cook is ignorant and rude.I’m afraid I would be unable to be so polite. I love your recipes and visit your site often!

        • I agree! People are rude and try to follow up with “but I love what your doing!”. If you want to stay slim while eating this type of food, it’s called “moderation” and “exercise”.

        • I feel the same I read recipes all the time and the commits and it is ignorant to ask over and over to the same recipe if this can be changed or that if you dont like something in the recipe leave it out BUT if the recipe is a cheese based recipe and you cant eat cheese why in the heck are you even looking at it NO THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR CHEESE  people think before you ask such stupid questions sorry for the rant but the rude lady above pushed me over the edge

    • Heather, my goodness, please keep negative comments to yourself!

    • Heather, your comment is wholly unnecessary. Please refrain from comments section if you are only going to be adding useless opinions with no bearing on the subject matter. 

    • Heather- Wow are you judgmental. I would definitely feed this to my kids. Maybe not every week but what a nice treat every month or so. Its not going to kill them. I may find a way to make it a bit healthier if I wanted it more often. Why can’t you do the same? Or like you said: Dont make this one! You add nothing to the comments section by being rude to someone online that offers us nice recipes for free. 

    • Heather, your comments are quite RUDE! This lady Ms. Chungah (spelling) is nice Enugu to post recipes here for everyone, not every recipe out there is going to be “healthy” actually, just about every single recipe out there you can alter to a more healthier version, her recipes could be a stepping stone, an idea of you wil!! Ms. Chungah I totally agree with Condy, I’ve thought about starting my own blog as well,  as I am
      A southerner, our food is definitely not known for being “healthy” and NO I am NOT 300 lbs sitting on my couch eating Bon bons!!! If people do my like the recipe, why not just keep scrolling? That’s what I do!! I just search for a different recipe, oh and I just LOVE the comments, “I made it jay as is EXCEPT” and then they start listing all the changes they had done, pretty much making a totally different recipe!! Smh!! Thank you for sharing your recipes!! I find them to seem very very GOOD!!!! Can’t WAIT to try some!! Please continue to post!! And you are quite classy in your response to the negativity ma’am!! God bless ❤️❤️

  42. I have overnight guest arriving soon, and this appears to be the answer to a quick and easy breakfast. As all of your recipes are, it looks colorful and delicious.

  43. This recipe sounds delicious, but I am wondering about the cooking time.  If you are going to wake up to these potatoes you would have to put them together in the middle of the night with a 4 to 5 hour cooking time.  Do you think it would be alright to set the timer function on the slow cooker to start cooking later.  I wonder about the safety issue with the sausages.  This might be a better brunch dish.  What do you think?