Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

12.28.2013

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

4.67 from 9 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*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 615mg 26%
Potassium 768mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 18.3%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 36.5%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato soup
Calories: 595 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

242 comments

  • Sue: Made this tonight…turned out awesome. Cooked it in the oven at 300 degrees for 3 hours….loved It! March 31, 2019 at 6:42pm Reply

  • Natalia: OH MY GOSH! This recipe is hands-down amazing! The soup is creamy and scrumptious! However, we changed the recipe a little. We cooked our soup for 6 hours on high and it did not have any liquid. We substituted the liquid for 2 cups of milk in the butter mixture. Then, we mashed up the potatoes and added the butter mixture! This soup is great and way better than Panera! December 17, 2018 at 10:36am Reply

  • Kathy: I need to reheat this soup in a crockpot, what is the best way to do that? thanks. November 16, 2018 at 5:52am Reply

  • Libby: What is the serving size? It doesn’t say in in the nutrition facts label. November 13, 2018 at 2:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I forgot to measure in cups. November 17, 2018 at 12:48pm Reply

  • Allie: This is a perfect recipe! Easy and turned out great. Wonderful flavor(I used light sour cream that I turned into hot pepper dip in it. Added a little heat. Didn’t need to be heavily salted the onions gave great flavor as did the bacon which I added when I thickened the soup. Thanks for a keeper!!! November 5, 2018 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Andrea: I followed the recipe and mine also came out like a giant mashed potato blob. Had to throw it out. Was NOT a soup. I mean, it was delicious mashed potatoes… but I was looking for a soup… October 22, 2018 at 5:54pm Reply

  • Abbey: I followed this recipe to a T and it came out as mash potato consistency. Then, I added 4X more liquid and it is still not soup consistency. I’m not sure what else to do. After I put it in the fridge, it became even worse and thicker. I have wasted lots of ingredients on this and am sad. September 27, 2018 at 11:00am Reply

  • Novella Bobo: The nutrition facts numbers are huge, are they for the whole pot? September 24, 2018 at 10:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s per serving, you could always reduce portion sizes or omit some of the cheese to bring the numbers down. September 25, 2018 at 1:48pm Reply

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