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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato soup is the ultimate comfort food! Easy to make with just 10 minutes of prep and minimal ingredients. It is the perfect weeknight recipe!

Loaded Potato Soup

Easy weeknight dinners are my bread and butter. After working a long day the last thing I want to do is spend an hour or two slaving away in the kitchen.

Which means any recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prep, and cooks all day in the slow cooker, is a winner in my book. Enter this amazingly delicious:

Easy Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

This soup is the ultimate comfort food. It takes a classic baked potato and turns it into the most delicious soup recipe topped with shredded cheese, bacon, and green onion.

Ingredients for loaded baked potato soup:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cream cheese
  • Half and half
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Green onion

Do I need to peel my potatoes for soup?

No. Peeling the potatoes is not necessary for this recipe. However, if you would like to take the extra step you certainly are welcome. I give the potatoes a good scrub and chop them with the peel intact. It saves on prep time and tastes great in the soup.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

What toppings are best for loaded potato soup?

I always love this question. The toppings you decide on for this soup are all depending on your specific tastes. I do suggest the following:

  • Mild or sharp cheddar
  • Cooked bacon pieces
  • Diced green onion or chives
  • Sour cream

Can I make a slow cooker soup recipe on the stove?

Of course! To make loaded baked potato soup on the stove follow these directions:

  1. Add your potatoes, onion, garlic, broth, and salt and pepper in a large pot on the stove. Bring to a boil.
  2. Lower to a simmer and cook 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  3. Slightly mash the potatoes in the pot.
  4. Stir in the half and half, cream cheese, and butter. Heat until your soup is warm and the cream cheese has melted.
  5. Serve with shredded cheese, bacon, and green onion.
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

How to make loaded potato soup in the slow cooker:

  1. Add the cubed potatoes, onion, chicken broth, garlic, slat and pepper to a 6 quart slow cooker. Set for low and cook 8 hours.
  2. Mash the potatoes in the slow cooker. Stir in the cream cheese, half and half, and butter. Heat on high until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Serve with a generous portion of cooked bacon, shredded cheese, and green onion. 

Like this recipe? You will love my:

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Yield: 6 people

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato soup is the ultimate comfort food! Easy to make with just 10 minutes of prep and minimal ingredients. It is the perfect weeknight recipe! 

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds russet potatoes , washed and cubed
  • 1-1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken broth (we use low sodium)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • cooked bacon crumbles, shredded cheese, and green onion , for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the cubed potatoes, onion, chicken broth, garlic, slat and pepper to a 6 quart slow cooker. Set for low and cook 8 hours.
  2. Mash the potatoes in the slow cooker. Stir in the cream cheese, half and half, and butter. Heat on high until ingredients are well blended.
  3. Serve with a generous portion of cooked bacon, shredded cheese, and green onion. 

Notes

We do not peel our potatoes but my instagram followers voted that they prefer their potatoes peeled before adding to soup. Feel free to add either peeled or un peeled potatoes to this recipe. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447
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Kendra

Saturday 23rd of February 2019

Yummy! We have had some extra cold nights and my husband requested soup. Gave this a try and everyone loved it! We doubled the bacon and mixed it in before serving.

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