2poundsbaby potatoes, cut in half (or cut in quarters if large)
2teaspoonssmoked paprika,divided use
2teaspoonskosher salt,divided use
2teaspoonsground black pepper,divided use
4clovesgarlic, minceddivided use
3cupsshredded cheddar cheese,divided use
1poundbacon,cooked and crumbled
½cupsliced green onionsdivided use
sour cream and sliced green onions,for serving
Spray a 6-quart oval slow cooker with neutral nonstick cooking spray or line with nonstick foil.
Layer half the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with half the smoked paprika, salt, pepper and minced garlic.
Top with half the shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions. Repeat this process a second time. Note: bacon and green onions can be added to the top after potatoes have cooked rather than layering before cooking.
Cover and cook on low until potatoes are tender, 2 to 3 hours.
Serve with a drizzle of sour cream (or a side of ranch dressing) and more sliced green onions.
For easier cleanup, line your crock pot with a slow cooker liner.
Try seasoning these with Ranch Seasoning Mix instead of the paprika, salt and pepper. If you enjoy ranch, then you will love those combination of flavors.