- 8 cups diced potatoes
- 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional
- Minced chives, optional
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.
- Add cream cheese; stir until blended. Garnish with bacon and chives if desired. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Reviews for Potato Chowder
"I made this after reading the most negative reviews, and my result was great. First, I started off on HIGH and after two hours, I added the cream cheese, which I had not only cubed, but microwaved until it was melty. I stirred it into the soup, and after about an hour, it was all incorporated perfectly--no flecks nor lumps, and it thickened the soup perfectly. I kept it on HIGH for four hours, then switched to LOW and with a potato masher, pressed down some of the now-soft potatoes. The soup was good, but bland, so I added four small cloves of fresh, minced garlic. I added a bit more pepper.The way I diced my (red organic) potatoes, 8 C = three pounds. I could see adding chopped ham (you can buy it chopped) in lieu of bacon. Chopped chives and bacon make a pretty and tasty garnish, as would cheddar shards or shreds.Easy; a bit time consuming to cube the potatoes. I'd make it again, though!"
"This was OK but I like my potato soup much thicker. I even added cornstarch, tried mashing some of the potatoes and added shredded cheddar cheese to try and thicken it some and it was still to watery. It also took a lot of time to get the cream cheese to blend in. I had used the whipped cream cheese hoping it would work better but it did not. This didn't taste bad but I don't believe I'll make this recipe again. I have other potato soup recipes that I know I like better. I would definitely recommend, if you like your potato soup on the thicker side, reducing the amount of chicken broth."
"Fantastic. Sometimes I add diced ham and at the end I add shredded swiss cheese"
"easy, cheap, and simple to put in the crockpot. only issue i had was a cream cheese doesn't incorporate completely and there can be lumpy."
"TI LOVE this recipe, it is so quick and easy to make and one of our favorite recipes, I make it on on the stove and its done in no time. I use real bacon bits its so much easier then cooking my own bacon. This is a must try."
"Amazing recipe!! My whole family loved it! I added about 2 cups of chopped, fully-cooked ham instead of bacon, and topped with chopped green onions! Very good recipe!"
"Not exactly diet friendly, but very yummy!"
"LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe..its so easy and a no fail recipe! I used lowfat cream cheese to lighten up and it is a family favorite!"
"My family LOVES this recipe! I made it at a Craft Retreat this weekend up in the mountains for 30 women and it was a HIT! I'm now sharing with all of them who want to make it! You can also add a couple ears of roasted fresh corn of the cob and some celery...and its wonderful! I have also thrown in some sweet potatoes for color and great flavor....I top mine with cheese too!"