Easy Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes

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This Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes recipe is great for any occasion. This delicious potato recipe is creamy, smoky and full of cheese flavor. You can make this slow cooker loaded potatoes dish the night before for an easy make-ahead side dish recipe. This slow cooker loaded potatoes recipe has simple ingredients that you most likely already have in the kitchen to include potatoes, bacon, sour cream, and shredded cheddar. The nice thing about using the slow cooker is you can prep it before you leave the house and when you get home the side dish will be ready to eat. This slow cooker loaded potatoes recipe takes 5 to 6 hours to cook on high. You can garnish this delicious potato recipe with some chopped green onions for a bit of color and flavor. This is just one of the different ways to cook potatoes that you will love.

There are several different ways to cook potatoes. Potatoes recipes are some of the most popular recipes you will find, with a large variety of ideas from French fries to mashed, scalloped to roasted and so much more. Potatoes are vegetables, but because they have a lot of starch (carbohydrates) they are more similar to rice, pasta and bread when it comes to nutrition. Just like rice, wheat and corn, potatoes are one of the most important vegetables in the world. Potato comes from the Spanish word pasta. Potato plants are most often pollinated by insects like bumblebees. There are plenty of potato nutritional benefits when you eat potatoes which will vary depending on the potatoes recipes that you try. Some of the benefits of eating potatoes include getting good amounts of Vitamin C, with lesser amounts of dietary fiber, protein, and iron. There are thousands of varieties of potatoes. However, not all varieties are available commercially. Popular potato varieties include ones include Russet potatoes, Yukon Gold, Kennebec potatoes, Desiree, and Fingerling. One of the main causes of the Great Famine that happened in Ireland between 1845 and 1852 was caused by a potato disease known as potato blight. The shortage of potatoes led to the death of about 1 million people who were dependent on the vegetable as a food source.

Potatoes are fairly easy to grow if you do have your own garden space. Many people even grown potato plants in potato bags if space is limited. Potatoes should be kept in an open box in a cool dry place to extend their storage time. Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables and can be boiled, mashed, baked, fried and more. Thank you to Sheryl at the recipe blog the Lady Behind the Curtain for sharing this delicious potato recipe for slow cooker loaded potatoes. This is just one of the different ways to cook potatoes you will find on the site. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include potatoes recipes, holiday ideas, beverage recipes, side dish, main dish recipes, easy hamburger meat recipes, good hamburger meat recipes, sandwich recipes and so much more. *

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes from Lady Behind the Curtain
Ingredients: Potatoes, bacon, salt, pepper, sour cream, milk, cheddar cheese, green onions.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 298, Calories from Fat 122, Total Fat 13.6g 21%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 36mg 12%, Sodium 611mg 25%, Potassium 913mg 26%, Carbohydrates 32.3g 11%, Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%, Sugars 3.3g, Protein 12.2g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 64%, Calcium 14%, Iron 8%

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