Slow-Cooked Loaded Potato Soup Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

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I put a twist on one of my favorite comfort foods that my grandmother used to make. I look forward to passing this down to my kids. —Jamie Chase, Rising Sun, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 447 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1512mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in cream cheese, cream and butter. Cook, covered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through.
  3. Just before serving, whisk soup to combine. Top servings with bacon, cheese and chives. Yield: 12 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Loaded Potato Soup in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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turleyhome User ID: 3634194 258154
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

"I've always loved loaded potato soup at restaurants, and found this while looking for a DIY, no MSG version. I've made this recipe three times now, and my children never tire of requesting it! Even my VERY picky 5yo keeps asking for "that potato soup", and never eats fewer than 2 bowls at a sitting. THANK YOU for posting this recipe! Instead of using only cream cheese, I used half cream cheese and half cheddar. I've also made it stovetop only by boiling the potatoes, onions, garlic and seasonings in the broth for about 35 minutes, then proceeding with the recipe. REALLY cuts down on prep time if you're not patient enough for the slow-cooker! ;)"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 255271
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"This recipe is very easy to throw together. It's great for a weeknight meal. I like to leave the skins on the potato."

BIGJOHNSGAL User ID: 6260528 235653
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"I made this and I love it! Definitely a keeper!"

Ldkelly User ID: 5655236 217207
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"We made this at work for one of our weekly lunches. Two full crockpots and there was nothing left! We also added some mined garlic and a bit more pepper, gave it a bit more spice."

eilahvb User ID: 8199977 217112
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"This was easy to make and had great flavor. I wish that the cream cheese had mixed in a bit better. I left the skin on the potatoes because my boys really like the flavor skins add. Everyone agreed it was a do again."

drt531 User ID: 8033224 153759
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Super easy and everyone loved! Even co-workers asked for the recipe after they tried it! Added some corn and chopped ham to add some more bulk as a twist. Def making again!! Thanks!"

TracFac User ID: 4847132 199876
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"My family loved this soup...and they aren't big soup eaters! I added some leftover corn which also worked well. They all agreed this was "repeat-worthy". Thanks!"

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