Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup

This potato soup is so easy and simple, I’m almost embarrassed to add it to my blog.  But the point of my blog is to share what I really cook (as long as I think it’s good), whether it’s easy or not!  I’m a busy Mom just like many of you and some nights it’s just tougher to put together an involved meal (or some nights, I’m just burned out in the kitchen).  My kids love this soup and I make it multiple times throughout the fall and winter.  Crock pots are so helpful when you have a jammed packed day and night; they give you the ability to have a home cooked meal instead of the last minute fast food drive through on the way home from a busy day!  The most time consuming part of this recipe is cutting the onion.  If that tells you anything, this recipe will take you five minutes to prep in the morning and it will cook all day long in the crock pot.  Keep it healthier by using reduced fat and reduced sodium ingredients.  Serve with a salad or veggie tray.

Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup (Serves 6)


1 30 oz bag frozen shredded potatoes

1/2 – 1 onion, diced

1 can cream of chicken soup (can be reduced fat)

48 oz. chicken broth (can be reduced fat or low sodium)

1/2 tsp pepper

1 8 oz. block cream cheese (can be 1/3 less fat, but not fat free b/c it won’t melt)

Toppings: bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions


In crock pot combine shredded potatoes, onion, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth and pepper.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours.  During last hour of cooking, add cream cheese.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.  Or you can add 1-2 cups of cheddar cheese at the end to make it a cheesy potato soup (throw some cooked broccoli in and you’ll have potato broccoli cheese soup).

*This recipe can be found all over the internet and multiple Pinterest pins so I’m at a loss to credit any one person or site for this one!

11 thoughts on “Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup

  1. Carrie Neal

    Carolyn, this is why I LOVE your blog! I neeeeed quick and easy…& I know that if YOU serve it, it’s scrumptious! Thank you!

    1. Carolyn Barger Post author

      Ah Carrie! I miss you friend. I’ve had a handful of people asking for quick and easy recently. I’ll try to keep posting a wide variety of recipes for all types of cooks.

  2. Cori

    Great to see you last week at Northam. Thanks for this crock pot meal recipe. I will definitely do this one!!!

    1. Carolyn Barger Post author

      Cori, I was hoping that one would appeal to you. Nice and easy for a busy, busy Mom!

      1. Cori

        Thanks Carolyn! I made this yesterday. It is so yummy! It was perfect to come home to after a field trip with Caleb to Lynd’s for apple picking. I made it exactly as you said and it was a hit. I love that it made so much and we can have it again for another meal. Definitely a keeper for my family. Thanks!!!

    1. Carolyn Barger Post author

      Hi Tiffany. My apologies for the omission of the shredded potatoes to the directions section. It has been updated — the potatoes are added right in the beginning along with the onion, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Thanks for pointing that out. (=

  3. Kellie

    Hello can this be made on the stove? For how long if we made it in a big pot on the stove instead of crock pot ?

    1. Carolyn Barger Post author

      Hi Kellie. I have not made this soup on the stove but I don’t see why not. I’d cook the onions (in a Tbsp of olive oil) in the soup pot for 5-10 minutes until softened then add the potatoes, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth and pepper and simmer on low for a while…maybe an hour (you will be looking for the potatoes to break down). Add cream cheese at the end and cook for another 10-20 minutes. Disclaimer: I have not tested this…but this is what I’d do if I were adapting this soup to the stove top. Please let me know how it goes!

  4. Torre Summers

    Super yummy soup!! Made it yesterday, the whole family loved it! It made enough to freeze some for a chilly winter evening…I am stocking up!:)

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