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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Easy slow cooker potato soup is the perfect hearty meal for a family of four or more. You can also turn this into a dinner for two and have leftovers for several days. The creamy potato soup makes enough for ten servings and costs around $20

Only Minutes Of Prep Time

Potato soup in a bowl with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles on top.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes, Cook Time: 5 hours,
Servings: 10, Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About This Recipe

  • Easy potato soup is one of my all-time favorite soups, and this recipe is so simple to make and takes less than five minutes to get into the Crock Pot and cooking.
  • The recipe is right around $20 for about 10 servings. The recipe can be frozen for future use.
  • Hands down, this has to be the best potato soup I have ever eaten. In fact, my son told me that it tasted just like Panera Bread’s potato soup. 
  • I updated the recipe to add the cream cheese at the beginning of the recipe.
  • The recipe is versatile. You can add some cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, cooked sausage, or your favorite vegetables.

What Ingredients Are Needed For Easy Potato Soup?

  • 2 – 30-ounce bags of diced hash brown potatoes
  • 2 – 32-ounce packages of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 10.75 ounce can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 – 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits (optional)

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Cheesy Potato Soup In The Slow Cooker

  1. Add the frozen potatoes and cream cheese to the slow cooker.
  2. Next, add the soup, salt, and black pepper, and onions to the cooker.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the cooker and gently stir to combine everything.
  4. Add the lid to the top of the cooker and cook on low heat for five hours. Stir until the cream cheese is melted, and serve.
Two bowls of potato soup on a cutting board.

I add some shredded cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles to the top. I also add some toasted French bread on the side for dipping.

Tips, Variations and Optional Ingredients

  • If you don’t have time to make the bacon, just grab a jar of crumbles from the grocery store and throw them on top. I love the creamy, crunchy combination.
  • Top with your favorite shredded cheese
  • Scallions
  • Chili powder
  • Green onions
  • A dollop of sour cream
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder

The cream of potato soup recipe is also a great meal to make for shut-ins, an elderly friend, or a church potluck. The recipe makes enough to divide up into bowls and freeze for several more meals. 

A bowl of potato soup with cheese and bacon.

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How To Store Potato Soup

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated. Potato soup can also be frozen for up to four months. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before reheating.

Reheat in the microwave for two to three minutes in a microwave-safe bowl, or cook the soup on the stovetop until it is hot.

Creamy potato soup on a spoon.
Potato soup in a bowl with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles on top.

Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

4.80 from 5 votes
This cheesy slow cooker potato soup recipe is the perfect hearty, easy meal for a family of four or more. You can also turn this into a dinner for two and have leftovers several days. The creamy potato soup makes enough for 10 servings and costs around $20.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 74 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 – 30 ounce bags diced hash brown potatoes
  • 2 – 32 ounce packages chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 10.75 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

Instructions
 

  • Add the hash brown potatoes, cream cheese, cream of chicken soups, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and onion to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Place the lid on top and cook on low for five hours.
  • Stir gently until the cream cheese melts.
  • Add some shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits to the top and serve!

Notes

You can cut the recipe in half if you’d like less soup.
The recipe was updated to add the cream cheese at the beginning. It tends to melt much better when cream cheese is added at the beginning of the recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 113IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 0.1mg
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