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Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Copycat Recipe

Your whole family is going to love this irresistible Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Copycat Recipe! This easy and savory dish effortlessly captures the essence of the beloved hashbrown casserole, with the convenience of your slow cooker doing all the work. Whether it’s a cozy dinner or a potluck crowd-pleaser, this recipe promises a delicious, homestyle treat for all occasions.

If Cracker Barrel is one of your favorite restaurants, then you are going to love this easy recipe to make cheesy potatoes in your crock pot.

Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe with spatula on side

Looking for more cracker barrel recipes? I love recreating favorites from the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. See all of our favorite copycat Cracker Barrel recipes here.

Be sure to check out our Dairy Free Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Copycat Recipe here

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SIDE DISH, MAIN DISH, ANYTIME DISH

Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe with a fork pulling up a bite.

This great recipe is the perfect side dish, main dish or just anytime dish! 

This Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Recipe will become your go-to crowd-pleaser for a variety of occasions. It’s the ultimate comfort food (my grandmother used to call them funeral potatoes for a reason!)

Serve it up as a comforting side dish at family gatherings, potlucks, or holiday dinners to elevate the meal with its rich flavors and hearty texture. It’s also a great way to feed a crowd, and I’ve been known to bring it to sports team dinners!

It also shines as a satisfying main course for cozy weeknight dinners when you crave a no-fuss, homestyle indulgence. Pair it with grilled chicken, pork chops, roasted vegetables, or a crisp green salad to create a well-rounded and deliciously satisfying meal.

This versatile dish adds a touch of warmth and familiarity to any occasion, making it a cherished go-to for both casual and celebratory gatherings.

INGREDIENTS

Cracker Barrel Cheesy Potatoes Recipe Ingredients: Frozen hashbrowns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, cheese and butter.

FROZEN HASHBROWNS

These are easily found in the freezer section of your grocery store. You’ll need 32 ounces, which is roughly one bag.

BUTTER

CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP

If you’re avoiding gluten, you can make your own gluten free version of Cream of Chicken Soup in about 10 minutes. Grab our recipe here.

SOUR CREAM

WHITE ONION

COLBY JACK AND MILD CHEDDAR CHEESE

We HIGHLY recommend shredding your own – it makes such a huge difference in this recipe, and it doesn’t add much time.

SALT AND PEPPER

INSTRUCTIONS

Cracker Barrel Cheesy Potatoes Recipe ingredients, shredded cheese, melted butter and chopped onion on a turqoise cutting board.

Step 1: Prepare your ingredients. Shred your cheese, melt your butter and chop the onion.

Cracker Barrel Cheesy Potatoes Recipe, ingredients in crockpot

Step 2: Dump all ingredients into the crockpot.

Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe stir in crockpot

Step 3: Mix well. (You may want to mix in a large bowl and then pour into your crockpot if you run out of room)

Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe in crockpot after cooking

Step 4: Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4 hours. Enjoy!

HINT: An 8-ounce block of cheese typically makes 2 cups of shredded cheese. For this recipe, you’ll want to purchase at least a 12-ounce block of cheese.

VARIATIONS

Cracker Barrel Cheesy Potatoes in a cast iron skillet

MAKE THIS YOUR FAVORITE EASY HASHBROWN CASSEROLE EVER! 

Have extra oven space? Take this Cracker Barrel copycat recipe to the next level by pouring your cooked, cheesy hash into a baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs or crushed potato chips on the top of the casserole and bake at 350°F for 10 – 15 minutes until the topping is brown and crispy. Yum!

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE

Make this recipe easily gluten free by making your own gluten-free homemade cream of chicken soup. This recipe will have you there in 10 minutes.

MAKE IT DAIRY FREE

Follow our recipe to make this fully dairy free.

STORAGE

Store leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You could use an airtight container, gallon-size ziploc bags, or a casserole dish covered in aluminum foil. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in the oven at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe with spatula on side

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use fresh potatoes instead of frozen hashbrowns in the Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole?

While frozen hashbrowns are recommended for convenience, you can substitute fresh, shredded potatoes. Ensure they are well-drained to prevent excess moisture in the dish. Just know that making a substitute for the main ingredient will impact the overall taste and texture of the dish.

Is it possible to make this hashbrown casserole ahead of time and reheat it?

Absolutely! Prepare the dish in advance, refrigerate, and reheat when ready to serve.

Can I customize the ingredients, like adding extra cheese or vegetables?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding more cheese, sautéed vegetables, or even crumbled bacon for extra flavor.

What can I serve with the Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole?

This casserole is basically the easiest side dish you’ll ever make. It pairs will with a variety of dishes, like scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, salad, as well as a variety of meats. 

How do I prevent the hashbrown casserole from sticking to the slow cooker?

Grease the slow cooker insert thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking. You can also use slow cooker liners for easy cleanup.

Can I make a dairy-free version of this recipe?

Yes. I’ve been dairy free for nearly a decade! See our dairy-free crockpot hashbrown casserole recipe here.

What adjustments should I make for a gluten-free version of this recipe?

Use gluten-free cream of chicken soup (our easy homemade recipe is here) and ensure that all other ingredients, including hashbrowns, are labeled as gluten-free.

Can I freeze leftovers of the Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze leftovers in airtight containers. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Could I use Cream of Celery Soup instead of Cream of Chicken Soup?

Absolutely!

Can I double this recipe?

This comes nearly to the brim of my 6qt crockpot, so you’ll want to make sure you have a SUPER large crockpot if you’re doubling this recipe.

Can I use pre-shredded cheese instead of shredding it myself?

While pre-shredded cheese is convenient, shredding your own will give you a smoother melt and better texture. Pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents that can affect the sauce.

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Cracker Barrel Cheesy potatoes recipe in cast iron skillet with spatula on side

Crockpot Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Copycat Recipe

This easy recipe is sure to become one of your favorite copycat recipes. It uses basic ingredients to create the perfect breakfast casserole that your entire family will love. Serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes, 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 32 ounces frozen hash browns
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup about 10 1/2 ounces
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby Jack cheese grated or shredded
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese grated or shredded
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt your butter and set it aside to cool.
  2. Shred cheese.
  3. Chop onion.
  4. Toss the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, hashbrowns, onions and cheese into the crockpot. Mix well. (You can also use a large mixing bowl to mix and then transfer to the slow cooker).
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 4 hours.

Notes

An 8-ounce block of cheese typically makes 2 cups of shredded cheese. For this recipe, you’ll want to purchase at least 6 ounces of Colby Jack cheese and 2 ounces of Mild Cheddar Cheese.

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours

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3 Comments

  1. Kids loved this for dinner!

  2. This is DEAD ON Cracker Barrel. YUM!

  3. I totally used pre-shredded cheese, and it was still good! Good to know in a pinch.

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