I realize that I have several potato dishes in my recipe book… but they are such a great dish really. They can accompany so many meals and be prepared so many ways.
For this variation I showcase the potatoes with cheese and sour cream in a savory hashbrown side dish. But you could easily mix in some sausage chunks and call this a main dish. Or some chicken, buffalo sauce and blue cheese crumbles as another option. Just a few ideas to put a twist on this recipe that can quickly cater to alternate meal needs.
One reason I continue to gravitate to potato dishes is they travel well. Toss them in the crock pot and get some heat started into them. Then load the pot into the car and plug it in with a power inverter. With this setup you are cooking while driving (literally) and you show up to your friends and families houses with a large pot of piping hot amazing food! I have been cooking on the road like this for years and had great success. Or better yet, if you have a shorter distance to travel a hot crock pot will stay hot for the drive while unplugged. Maybe wrap it in some towels to help retain heat, and plug it in on high for 15 minutes or so once you arrive and your all set! I do suggest having a way to secure the lid well – but many crock pots come with that these days.
Now I feel as though I have diverged from the cheesy potato goodness you came here for… so enough of my boring travel tips – onward with the crock pot cheesy hash browns recipe I promised you!