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This Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole recipe is the easiest brunch dish you’ll ever make. It only has 5 ingredients and everyone loves it!

Hash brown casserole in a white bowl with a fork taking some out

Easy Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

This Crockpot Hash Brown Casserole is a version of the Cracker Barrel recipe that we all love – and with just FIVE ingredients. This is such an easy side dish that is always requested for the holidays. This recipe is from Sabrina over at Dinner, then Dessert:

Hi everyone, it’s Sabrina from Dinner, then Dessert. I’m so excited to be bringing some fun recipes to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons! I’ve been a private chef for 8 years and have a food blog where I share lots of fun slow cooker recipes, copycat recipes, and easy weeknight meals!

This Slow Cooker Hashbrown Casserole is actually an incredibly easy and completely crave-able dish you can make either in the slow cooker or in your oven. And with just five ingredients you have nothing holding you back from a slow cooker full of this deliciousness!

What You’ll Need

If you are going to make this recipe in the crockpot then you will need a slow cooker. (If you don’t have one keep reading for oven directions below!)

Here are the 5 ingredients you’ll need. Scroll down to the recipe card for specific amounts.

  • Frozen hash browns
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Butter – I recommend unsalted butter. If you use salted butter you may need to adjust the amount of salt in this recipe.
  • Salt & Pepper

How To Make Hashbrown Casserole (Slow Cooker)

Ok, are you ready for the easiest recipe instructions ever? Here’s how to make this casserole:

  • Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker except the cheese.
  • Cook for 4 hours
  • Add the cheese and cook 20 more minutes.
  • That’s it – SO EASY!
Hash brown casserole in a slow cooker covered with cheese

How to Make Hashbrown Casserole (Oven Method)

If you don’t have a slow cooker and want to use your oven, no problem! This recipe is also very simple to make in a regular baking dish. Here’s how to do it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with canola oil spray
  • Add the ingredients like you would in the slow cooker
  • If you’d like it crispy, leave it uncovered.
  • If you’d like it moist, cover with a sheet of foil.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes.

Even though the oven method has a couple more steps, I think you’ll agree that it’s still pretty simple! That’s my kind of brunch or holiday side dish.

Serving Suggestions

If I’m serving this for a brunch or Christmas morning breakfast I’ll usually include scrambled eggs, bacon, and generously buttered slices of toast. Add a glass of orange juice and maybe some coffee!

Sausage or over-easy eggs are another great option! In fact, if I make fried eggs I’ll serve them on top of a big scoop of this hash brown casserole.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Let your casserole come to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days.

When you are ready to eat some simply scoop the desired amount onto a plate and warm in the microwave until heated through. Depending on how much you are trying to heat up, you may want to stop halfway through the warming time to give the casserole a little stir and make sure the insides are warmed up.

Ingredients for hash brown casserole in a slow cooker

More Sides to Try

Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole

Slow Cooker Hashbrown Casserole

Published By Jill
Slow Cooker Hashbrown Casserole with just five ingredients is the easiest brunch dish you'll make and the whole family will love it!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 212 kcal


  • 1 22- ounce bag of frozen hash browns
  • 1 can of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add all the ingredients (except 1 cup of the shredded cheddar) to the slow cooker and mix well.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Add the shredded cheddar and cover and cook for another 20 minutes on low.
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 217mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 455IUVitamin C: 4.6mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 1mg
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Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole
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I will have to try it in a slow cooker, as believe I tried it in a 9 x13 pan and are delicious!!

How many people does this feed? Do you think a box of breakfast sausage (cut up) added to this would be a good idea? Please get back to me. This recipe sounds great.

I think sausage would be a good addition. I would probably cook first so less greasy. It feeds at least 20 people with a good sized spoonful.

These are awesome and so easy to make and transport for a pot luck.

Can I double this? I make it oven all the time but would be great to free up my oven and it in the crock pot. Eould I need to increase my cooking time?

I have been making these same potatoes for yrs and get som many compliments on how they taste ! I also sprinkle in some dry dill weed also along with the kosher salt and pepper. 

I make these all the time,and I also add dried dill weed to boost the flavor of it.

Do shredded hash browns work better than cubed?  I’ve made a similar recipe in the oven in the past with cubed hash browns and it doesn’t always get done in the recommended time.  I would like to try shredded hash browns and in the crockpot this time.  

I like to use shredded, but cubed can be used as well.


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