Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup Recipe -
Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup Recipe
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Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Cheese Soup

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"Soup for a crowd made in my 6 1/2 quart slow cooker. Hearty and flavorful. Serve with corn bread or your favorite crusty bread and a salad or other vegetable. For a 3 quart slow cooker, halve all ingredient amounts."

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until translucent. Stir in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in 2 cups water, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper. Heat through, then stir in milk. Dissolve chicken base in 1 cup warm water, and pour into vegetable mixture.
  2. Place potatoes in slow cooker, and pour heated vegetable mixture into potatoes. Place bay leaf in pot.
  3. Cover, and cook 5 hours on High, or 8 hours on Low.
  4. Remove bay leaf. Puree about 4 cups of the soup in a blender or food processor, and then stir pureed soup into contents of slow cooker. Stir in cheese and bacon until cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2005

This is the second or third time I've made this soup now. Here's what I'm doing differently. I only use half of the recommended potatoes with all of the liquid plus an extra cup of milk. I skip the bacon (don't like bacon) and add lots and lots of extra cheese. You may add even more milk or chicken stock. Good flavour though!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2003

This recipe turned out okay, but as in any slow cooker recipe I should have remembered to add the milk at the very end. I got curdled soup. Over all it tasted okay, just looked like cottage cheese. And I added more spices, like tabasco squeez'ins (the left over pulp from making tabaco sauce), to give it some zip.

Nov 10, 2003

I loved this recipe. My husband thought it was a little "grainy" and thick. It was almost like cheesy mashed potatoes...but the flavor was delicious. I would definitely make it again, but factor in more liquid.

Jul 30, 2003

Fantastic soup! I didn't have any bacon, so I used the leftover Easter ham and added some green onions and dill spice to the other ingredients. I do agree on the liquid ratio, so I added enough milk to cover the potatoes. Perfect! Also, instead of dicing the potatoes, I thinly sliced them making this soup look like 'restaurant style'. I did not blend the potatoes with a stick blender as it was thick enough. Will definitely add to my cookbook!

May 09, 2006

You can play around with this recipe a lot. Firstly, I didn't measure the liquid. If I felt it was getting too thick, I just added more. Didn't use water or base; only chicken broth and fat free half and half. Hubby smoked a pork tenderloin, so I added that in lieu of the bacon. Sprinkled in more seasonings (garlic and onion powders, dry mustard and dried parsley) and used three leftover baked potatoes from Sunday dinner. I ran the potatoes thru the food processor before I began so I didn't need to puree. Lastly, I felt this needed more cheese than stated. In addition to the horseradish cheddar I used, I also threw in some parm. Didn't feel the need to use my slow cooker for this; worked well on top of the stove. This was a great place to start Kathy; just made it my own. Thanks so much as this turned out absolutely delicious!

Dec 07, 2007

We loved this soup, which is easy & fulfilled all our expectations of cheesy potatoe-y goodness. And I am an Idaho girl, so I love potatoes ! Don't skip the puree step. Recommend thick-cut, butcher bacon and a can of corn, too. Thanks for the great recipe

Mar 11, 2003

Great recipe and easy to make! The only thing I would do differently is add the cooked bacon the same time as the rest of the ingredients for more flavor.

Feb 19, 2003

Tasted pretty good, but not good enough for all the time and effort that went into it. Didn't taste like I had anticipated it would. Not like the restaurants soup. Similiar, but no cigar! Had to add more milk, it was way too thick. And added a lot more cheese. It dirtied up every bowl and pan I had just to make it in the crockpot! Is not "quick and easy"! Not worth it.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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