1 (28 oz) package frozen shredded hash browns
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 oz) package ranch dressing mix
1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Chopped green onions, garnish (optional)
Combine hash browns, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, ranch dressing mix, and bacon into slow cooker. Reserve ½ cup chopped bacon for garnish.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
15 minutes prior to serving, stir in cream cheese and 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until melted and creamy.
Garnish with reserved cheddar, chopped bacon, and green onions (if desired).