CrockPot Thursday : Loaded Hash Brown Soup

by Melanie Roberts

in Crock Pot Recipes, Recipe

This is what you will need:

  • 2 green onions, chopped (I had non, so I left them out)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 package (28 ounces) frozen O’Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 6 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


This is how to make it:
In a small skillet, sauté onions in oil until tender. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, milk, soup and onion mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until heated through. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons bacon and 1 tablespoon cheese.


How did we like it?
I loved it; I’m a big Potato person anyways and I could eat potatoes 24/7 in all shapes and sizes and variations. A few month ago, Publix had a huge sale on Hash Browns and this was the perfect recipe to use some of the bags we had in the freezer. It was so simple and to be honest we only cooked it for about 4 hrs on high and it was done and yummy. It was so yummy that I didn’t had time to take a picture, we all ate it up in no time. ( Sorry L ). We had fresh French bread and a salad with it… soo yummy and a simple, quick and cheap dinner…..

I’m always looking for a yummy new Crockpot recipe, would love to hear yours ….

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Ayers May 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

I am a potato person too! So I am sure that this will be a good recipe!


Amber May 8, 2011 at 11:32 am

This sounds yummy – and turkey bacon is a great low-fat alternative that tastes just as good!


Denise S May 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

My husband is so picky and this sounds just like his style with the bacon and cheese. I can’t wait to try this one, thanks!


mausekind May 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

it really was yummy.. I LOVED it, too :-) let us know how it turned out


Carole Spring May 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

Whenever I cook anything in the crockpot, I always use the Reynolds SlowCooker Liners – they fit both oval & round Crockpots from 3 to 6.5 quarts. You just have to be gentle when stirring or serving (if you serve directly from the Crockpot) so that you don’t puncture the plastic bag. The liners make clean-up a breeze!

Your recipe for the Loaded Hash Brown Soup sounds yummy. I need to go to the grocery store today, so I will be picking up the ingredients to make this and fixing it sometime this week.


mausekind May 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Carole… Thanks for the tip… funny thing I have a few boxes of those liners… and … always forget to use them… thanks for reminding me.. they do make cleanup a breeze…. *memo to self… use the liners!!*


Cole May 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

This seems so easy! I’d probably lay off the onions a bit as I’m not a huge fan, though.


mausekind May 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm

It is easy.. and the nice part you can adapt is so easily :-)


Kelly K. May 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

This sounds like something my whole family would actually enjoy, yummy!!


Dawn Hecke May 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm

This sounds good,and would be good in my household because it’s gluten free. :)


Sarah L May 20, 2011 at 1:42 am

This does look yummy. I had to laugh at the post listings because it looks like you use undiluted bacon.


Katharina May 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

I can’t even remember how long it’s been that my husband’s been saying he’s hungry for homemade potato soup. I never saw a recipe that sounded very appealing to me… until now. Seriously, I already buy the O’Briens and we like recipes with cream soups, bacon, and cheese! This sounds so wonderful.
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CrazyMom May 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

it is wonderful.. would love to hear your outcome.. we really like it… and it’s simple and fast to boot… :-)


Jennifer Barr May 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

This sounds really good…i’ve never heard of it before.


mistysunrise May 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

This looks good! I am going to try this sometime. I really should use my crock pot more often. I forget how easy it is to just put it on and forget about it!
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CrazyMom May 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

I love the crockpot, soo easy to use and you don’t have to worry about dinner… you can go and have fun or like me go off to and dinner is done when you get home….:-)


barbara wright May 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

My daughter will eat ANYTHING that has hash browns in it – I’ll have to make this!
My favorite crockpot recipe is a jar of apricot or peach jam, an envelope of onion soup mix, 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce and a pork loin. Everybody I’ve ever made it for raves about it and wants the recipe.


CrazyMom May 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

Barbara.. this sure sounds yummy..I need to try this; thanks for letting me know I love to get new ideas :-)


clenna May 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love potatoes too and this sounds awesome. I have a recipe for you – I don’t know where I got it (on internet somewhere, when I was searching for a great crock pot dish)

Barbecue Beef and Beans Casserole

Hands On: 15 | Total: 50 | Makes: 6 servings (1-1/3 cups each)


PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, Southern style
1 cup frozen bell pepper and onion strips
1 pkg (12 oz each) frozen cut green beans
1 can (15 oz each) Van Camp’s® Pork and Beans
1 cup Hunt’s® Original Barbecue Sauce
1 can (2.8 oz each) French fried onions


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 11×7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook and stir beef in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink; drain. Add potatoes and pepper blend to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until completely thawed, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook green beans in microwave according to package directions, using minimum cook time. Add green beans, pork and beans and barbecue sauce to skillet; stir together. Pour into baking dish.
Bake 25 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and vegetables are tender. Top with onions. Bake 5 minutes more or until onions are golden brown.


CrazyMom May 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ohhh Clenna… this sounds yummy… We will have to add this to our list for the next few weeks.. thank you soo much for sharing and taking the time to post it here.. I love it… I love to get new recipes… :-)


R Hicks May 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

WHAT A BUDGET FRIENDLY RECIPE. Looks very appetizing and simple to make.


Donna K May 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I really want to try that recipe. Thanks!


Veronica Bright May 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

This sounds great! I think I’ll use O’Brien potatoes instead of regular hashbrowns though. In any event, I LURVE my crockpot. Thanks for sharing these recipes.


Jammie June 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Yummy! This sounds so good, I havent used the crock pot in awhile maybe it is time to get it out and get to slow cooking!


CrazyMom June 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Jammie.. you don’t know what you are missing.. we love ours.. such a big help every day :-) Would love to hear how you like it if you try it :-)


Zabrina Caldwell June 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Wow this sounds super YUMMY! I love hash brown casserole, I am going to have to make this!
Zabrina @ Z’s Space Reviews


CrazyMom June 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

would love to hear how it turned out and how your family liked it.. I love it and can’t get enough of it..:-)


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