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easy crock pot red potatoes loaded with bacon and cheese

Crock Pot Loaded Red Potatoes

This quick and easy crockpot potato recipe makes a great side dish to go along with sandwiches for a casual meal or a great easy recipe to take to a big family meal or carry-in.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword loaded potato bar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 279kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Slow Cooker
  • Slow Cooker Liners
  • 12-Inch Skillet


  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 pounds red potatoes cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning & salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  • Line crock pot with foil or liner for easy clean up.  Coat with nonstick spray.  
  • Place layer of potatoes in crock, top with 1/3 cheese, 1/3 ranch and 1/3 bacon.  Repeat 2 times.
  • Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 7-8 hours.  Sprinkle with cheese when done and garnish with chives.


  • Cut potatoes into equally sized pieces
  • Small bite-sized pieces are easiest to eat
  • We prefer crumbling whole slices of bacon, but pre-cooked bacon bits will work too
  • Stir once or twice during cooking to prevent sticking to the sides, just be careful not to turn the cheese and toppings to the very bottom of the crock
  • If left on keep warm at a party stir occasionally to prevent the edges from burning
  • All cooking appliances and conditions are different, so you should test these times and guidelines first in your own appliance to determine what adjustments may be needed!


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg