Making this Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup with real potatoes is the perfect warm comforting soup for a fall or winter day. This slow cooker potato soup is packed full of flavor, loaded with chunks of potato, cheese, real bacon bits, and topped with green onions!!
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Potato Crockpot Soup Recipe
This Potato crockpot soup recipe is one of the ultimate comfort foods to warm up with on a cold day. There is nothing so easy or rewarding as letting the slow cooker do its thing and cook your soup all day, for you just to enjoy it served with your favorite toppings.
The creamy Yukon gold potatoes combine perfectly with the savory ingredients, while the cheddar cheese contributes to the soups creaminess and smooth texture with its delicious velvety richness.
I love anything with potatoes in it and this is my go to creamy potato soup recipe. It is a stick to your ribs comforting soup for a hearty favourful dinner or lunch that is perfect served with cheesy garlic bread, or the best herbed beer bread.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Easy potato soup recipe for fall or winter
- Takes just 10 minutes of your time
- Hearty potato soup loaded with flavor
- Perfect warm comfort food on a cold day
- The slow cooker does all the heavy work
Slow Cooker Potato Soup Ingredients
- Yukon Gold Potatoes – these creamy potatoes are perfect for soup, you can peel or leave the skin on
- Cheddar Cheese – adds an extra level of creamy rich velvety flavor
- Butter – Unsalted butter adds a richness to your soup flavor
- Chicken Broth – adds a rich and savory flavor to the soup
- All Purpose Flour – acts a thickening agent that helps to give a more consistent texture and also binds the ingredients together
- Heavy Cream – adds a rich silky creamy texture to the soup
- Sour Cream – gives a nice tangy flavor and contrast to the richness of the soup
- Yellow Onion – gives a foundational flavor base to the soup complimenting the potatoes
- Garlic Gloves – minced garlic adds a robust savory flavor and an aromatic element to the soup
- Garlic Powder – adds a consistent garlic flavor
- Parsley – gives a burst of freshness and helps to balance the richness of the soup
- Avocado Oil – contributes to the smoothness of the soup
- Salt – coarse salt adds another level of seasoning and flavor
- Pepper – adds a distinct mild spicy flavor that enhances the overall flavor of the soup
- Toppings – Real Bacon Bits, Green Onions, Cheddar Cheese
You can use your choice of potatoes but I recommend using Russet or Yukon potatoes. They are my favorite potatoes for this soup as they provide the best creamy flavor and texture.
Substitute the real bacon bits with store bought bacon flavoured bits.
You can make crockpot potato soup with diced hash browns or frozen potatoes instead of real potatoes. You may have to adjust the cooking times.
Olive oil can be used as a substitute for avocado oil. Use your favorite toppings to enhance the flavor, texture and appeal of your soup.
Step by step instructions for how to make this potato soup in crockpot
STEP ONE – Turn the slow cooker on low or high.
STEP TWO – In a saute pan add the onion, garlic, and olive oil. Over medium heat stir for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add to the slow cooker.
STEP THREE – Add the potatoes, chicken broth, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the crockpot.
STEP FOUR – Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
STEP FIVE – Once the soup has cooked add the butter and flour in a small pot over medium heat. Stir for 3 minutes.
STEP SIX – Add the heavy cream, sour cream, and 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese. Mix until combined.
STEP SEVEN – Pour the cream mixture into the crockpot and mix until combined.
STEP EIGHT – Cook on low for an additional 30 minutes.
NOTE: If you want a thinner soup you can add ½ cup of chicken stock at a time to reach the consistency you would like. If you want a thicker soup you can use a potato masher in the crockpot to mash half of the potatoes.
STEP NINE – Top the soup with the remainder of the shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions
Potato soup recipes are easy to customize by adding in some ham to make a potato and ham crockpot soup. You can also add in some broccoli, leeks or cauliflower to this potato soup recipe.
Spice things up your way by adding some green chiles or cayenne pepper to this easy crockpot potato soup.
Best toppings for loaded potato soup in crockpot
Sour cream or yogurt, crispy bacon bits, cheddar cheese, green onions or chives, avocado slices, parmesan cheese, crispy fried onions, croutons, herbs, and hot sauce.
Top tips for making the best crockpot potato soup recipe
- Prep your ingredients in advance before starting
- Choose the right potatoes like Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes for a creamier texture
- Cut your potatoes into uniform sizes for the best even cooking
- Stir gently
- If you want a thinner soup you can add ½ cup of chicken stock at a time to reach the consistency you would like
- If you want a thicker soup you can use a potato masher in the crockpot to mash half of the potatoes
- This potato soup recipe can be easily doubled or tripled, making it a perfect soup to feed a crowd
- Season to your tastes, taste and adjust if needed before serving
How to store leftover potato soup?
You can place the lid on the cooled soup in the crockpot or use an airtight container to store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Can you freeze potato soup?
I do not recommend it! I am not a fan of freezing the soup, as the liquid separates and it is no longer creamy and smooth.