Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe (2024)

Our Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe has been a family favorite for so many years! Crockpot potato soup recipe has all the best ingredients. . . potatoes, chicken broth, garlic, dry ranch dressing, dried parsley, real bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and sour cream!

Why we love Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

We love today’s crockpot potato soup; a quick prep in the morning and arrive home later to dinner ready to go!

I’m sure you agree there’s nothing better.

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We hope you’ll love our Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe too!

Stay cozy with our Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

I can hardly believe that the autumn and winter months are here but what better way to celebrate than with a slow cooker soup! I use to think that a good potato soup couldn’t be made in the slow cooker…

I was proven totally wrong with this recipe. It turns out perfect every. single. time!

Ingredients in Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

  • red potatoes
  • onion
  • chicken broth
  • garlic
  • dry ranch dressing mix
  • dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • real bacon bits
  • half and half
  • cheddar cheese
  • light sour cream
  • chives or green onions

Slow Cooker Tips & Tricks

Let’s just have a little talk about our slow cookers here for a minute. . .

As most of you know I’m a graduate of the Culinary School and one of the classes that’s required is Sanitation and Safety. During this class we had an eye-opening chat about slow cookers and how they can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens.

  • If not careful they can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens.
  • Preheat your crock pot just like you preheat your oven so plug it in and turn it to the high setting to get it nice and hot from the start for cooking. After all there is only one little probe heating the whole slow cooker!
  • Add everything into the crock pot as warmed up as it can be, to cut down on the getting-the-food-hot portion of cooking, this is where you need to be cautious and make sure it is all hot and up to cooking temperature in 2-3 hours.

  • If food stays between 41 degrees and 135 degrees for 4 hours, then it has to be thrown out because the bacteria and pathogens have had much too much time to grow and a food borne illness is a likely result.
  • If you add meat; be sure it is thawed and NEVER added frozen, if it’s beef or pork brown it first.
  • Add liquids hot ie: like use HOT water or warm up any liquids in the microwave first then add them in already hot.
  • Spray the ceramic insert with cooking spray to make clean up a snap! It’ll wipe out with no sticking!

Slow Cookers are wonderful things and if we take a couple of quick precautions to keep food safe while using them… they are even better! 🙂

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Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe is one of our families very favorite recipes and for years it's a favorite with all of you too!

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time8 hours

Total Time8 hours 15 minutes


  • 10 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, diced and sautéd in butter
  • 5 cups chicken broth (or 5 water with 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (3 ounce) package of real bacon bits
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chives or green onions


  1. Place the first 9 ingredients in the crock pot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. The potatoes should be tender.
  4. Stir in half and half, cheese, sour cream and chives or green onion.
  5. Heat through and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 455Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 883mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g

* I got this recipe from my friend Carol… she’s awesome!

More Slow Cooker Recipes

  • Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken
  • Mediterranean Chicken with Brown Rice
  • Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
  • Cafe Rio Sweet Pork (copycat)
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

We know you’ll adore this Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe… it’s a crowd pleaser for sure.

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Ruthie & Madeliene

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