Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

December 28, 2013

This comforting slow cooker loaded potato soup is perfect on those chilly winter nights. So easy to prepare and full of flavor!

Crockpot potato soup in a slow cooker topped with cheddar, bacon and green onions.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Soup doesn’t get much easier than making it in the slow cooker, does it? And here we have one of the ultimate comfort food soups made in the slow cooker. I’ve already posted four slow cooker soup recipes this season and they’re quickly becoming my favorite way to make soup so I figured I may as well post another.

Potato soup is definitely one of my favorite soups. I make it probably two or three times a month, especially during the winter.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup in a white bowl topped with bacon, cheese and green onions

Ingredients For Crockpot Potato Soup

  • potatoes
  • onion
  • chicken broth
  • evaporated milk
  • butter
  • flour
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions

How to Make Crockpot Potato Soup

  • To a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker, add potatoes, onion, chicken broth, evaporated milk and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover with lid and cook on HIGH heat for 3 – 4 hours or LOW heat for 6 – 8 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  • Ladle out 2 cups liquid from soup mixture, set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  • While whisking, slowly pour in 2 cups reserved liquid. Pour butter mixture into slow cooker and stir to blend.
  • If desired, mash potatoes with a potato masher to break down into smaller pieces.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat off (or to warm), stir in sour cream.
  • Serve warm topped with cheddar, bacon and green onions.

A close up of Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Tips for This Recipe

  • Don’t skip the bacon or cheese. They add lots of flavor.
  • Try it with some ranch dressing in place of sour cream.
  • Check the soup at the earlier time noted, several reviews have commented that they’re soup is coming out more like a puree so some slow cookers cook hot and I’ve adjusted those times.

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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

5 from 8 votes

This comforting, creamy, slow cooker loaded potato soup is perfect on those chilly winter nights. So easy to prepare, perfectly hearty and packed with flavor when you finish it with all these good toppings.

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 - -3 1/2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch pieces (about 7 medium potatoes, 8 - 9 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 9 oz bacon, cooked and diced or crumbled
  • 4 green onions, diced

Instructions

  1. To a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker, add potatoes, onion, chicken broth, evaporated milk and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH heat for 3 - 4 hours or LOW heat for 6 - 8 hours* until potatoes are tender.

  2. Ladle out 2 cups liquid from soup mixture in crock pot into a liquid measuring cup, set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  3. While whisking, slowly pour 2 cups liquid in measuring cup into butter mixture (it will thicken quickly). Pour butter mixture into slow cooker and stir to blend.
  4. If desired, mash potatoes with a potato masher to break down into smaller pieces or use an emulsion blender to puree. Cover and cook on HIGH heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Turn heat off (or to warm), stir in sour cream. Serve warm topped with cheddar, bacon and green onions (you can just mix in those three remaining ingredients into slow cooker or top individual servings).

Recipe Notes

  • *Original time listed was 4 hours high 8 hours low but several people have mentioned it's coming out as more of a puree so check at the earlier times listed then add more time as needed.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 615mg27%
Potassium 768mg22%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 365mg37%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup
Author: Jaclyn