Enjoy these tender slow cooker potatoes with Cajun seasoning, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
This is one of those slow cooker meals that has you staring longingly at it while waiting for it to cook. I must have got up about a dozen times to check on it. The potatoes looked so good and I could not wait to eat them. They were definitely worth the wait — imagine very soft and tender potato chunks coated with melted cheddar and Cajun spices and topped with bacon. More tender than my roasted parmesan crusted potatoes and roasted hasselback potatoes. They’re also really easy to make, as you just throw everything together in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.
I used baby red potatoes and quartered each of them. Baby gold potatoes would also work well. My potatoes were about 2 inches across; if you use smaller or larger potatoes, you’ll have to adjust your cooking time accordingly. My potatoes became very tender after about three to four hours of cooking on high.
I made my own Cajun spice mix — pinches here and there of thyme, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne, similar to what I used for Cajun shrimp pasta — you can do that as well, or buy pre-made store bought Cajun seasoning. Either way will work nicely here.
Here’s a super-short video showing how easy this recipe is:
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