Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Ward off the winter chill by fueling up with a big bowl of comfort food- this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup  is perfect for just that. Rich, filling, and hearty it is a complete meal loaded into one bowl. Chunks of potato, rich bacon, and creamy cheese mix to create the flavor of loaded baked potatoes that are over the top good.

 

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients:

3 lbs. red potatoes

1/2 lb. bacon

1 medium onion

4 ½ cups chicken broth

1 ½ cup milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

¾ cup sour cream

½ cup butter

2 T

3 cloves garlic,crushed

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Dice onions into small pieces.

Place butter, garlic, and onions in the bottom of slow cooker, turned on high,  while you prep the rest. This will give them a nice caramelization

You can use precooked bacon or any method of preparing your bacon that you prefer. If you have not tried baking it  in the oven yet-you should. Less mess, evenly cooked, and you can work on other stuff without worrying about it.  To cook your bacon in the oven- Spread bacon out onto a baking sheet then place in oven, bake for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is to your desired doneness.

Whisk flour into onion mixture in slow  cooker.

Cut potatoes into large bite sized pieces.

Chop bacon. Reserve some to garnish soup.

Add potatoes, broth, bacon, 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to crockpot.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 7-8 hours, or 4 hours on high.

Mix in milk and sour cream at the end of the cook time

If desired use a hand/stick blender (immersion blender) to chop up your potatoes and create a smoother soup. You could also use  a potato masher.

crockpot loaded baked potato soup

Garnish soup with remaining cheese and chopped bacon.

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Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Recipe Type: Slow Cooker
Author: Brett
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. red potatoes
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 T
  • 3 cloves garlic,crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Dice onions into small pieces.
  2. Place butter, garlic, and onions in the bottom of slow cooker, turned on high, while you prep the rest. This will give them a nice caramelization
  3. You can use precooked bacon or any method of preparing your bacon that you prefer. If you have not tried baking it in the oven yet-you should. Less mess, evenly cooked, and you can work on other stuff without worrying about it.
  4. To cook your bacon in the oven- Spread bacon out onto a baking sheet then place in oven, bake for 18-20 minutes or until bacon is to your desired doneness.
  5. Whisk flour into onion mixture in slowc ooker.
  6. Cut potatoes into large bite sized pieces.
  7. Chop bacon. Reserve some to garnish soup.
  8. Add potatoes, broth, bacon, 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to crockpot.
  9. Reduce heat to low and cook for 7-8 hours, or 4 hours on high.
  10. Mix in milk and sour cream at the end of cook time
  11. If desired use a hand/stick blender (immersion blender) to chop up your potatoes and create a smoother soup. You could also use a potato masher.


About the author: I am a Work at home homeschooling mom of two- a fierce 4 year old princess who keeps me hopping, and my sweet, laid back, first born- a little boy who is 7. Underfoot are also two little Dachshunds, a Sun Conure, and my hard working hubby too. When i am not dodging Legos on the floor or playing princess tea party I am crafting, cooking , gardening, or junkin’. I get through these crazy days of life fueled by countless cups of coffee and a whole lotta’ Jesus.

13 comments… add one
  • This sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • Thia sounds so awesome and easy.

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  • I love potato soup. This makes it seem so easy.

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  • Making today.do I add the milk and sour cream after it cooks for 7/8 hrs or before

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    • At the end you add those in! Sorry- updating recipe now. :)

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  • I would love to try this,it looks so good.I bet it taste good too

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  • This Potato Soup looks like it could rival a lot of restaurant soups. It looks delicious and its definitely the time of year to eat just this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • My mom use to make potato soup and I miss it. I cant wait to try this one….mmmm bacon!

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  • This looks amazing!! We bought a huge bag of potatoes at Costco and I’ve been wanting to try a soup!! This might be the one!

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  • Thanks for the super easy recipe! I LOVE Baked potato Soup!!

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  • I love potato soup and make it likely twice a month or so in the winter. Your version looks really dood. It’s a tad different than mine, I dont usually use bacon because I make bacon and it gets all eaten up ! I use ham in mine , or even add chicken and it turns out great. In the winter this soup cant be beat thats for sure.

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  • Oh so yummy! I am always looking for new soup recipes for this time of year. I love that this is a slow cooker recipe.

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