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Easy Slow-Cooker Potato Soup

This hearty slow-cooker potato soup tastes just like a loaded baked potato. Add the ingredients before heading to work in the morning for a quick and easy supper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional: crumbled cooked bacon and chopped green onions


  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine broth, potatoes, onion, garlic and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Whisk in cream cheese until melted. Stir in half-and-half. Cook, covered, until heated through, 5-10 minutes longer. Serve with cheese and, if desired, bacon and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 294 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 711mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Annette
    Mar 31, 2020

    I made this recipe yesterday snd it is delicious. I used a hand held blender to thicken the soup instead of mashing and was able to get a nice thick soup without adding the added calories and cholesterol of Cream cheese and 1/2 and 1/2. I topped it with crisp bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and green onions. Great for a cold dreary day!!!!

  • Queenlalisa
    Feb 28, 2020

    This was a tasty recipe. I did put bacon and cheese on top. If a recipe says you can add bacon, you can bet I’ll be adding it.

  • JCV4
    Jan 28, 2020

    Such an easy and tasty recipe! My husband really liked it!

  • Orbs
    Jan 15, 2020

    Delicious and so easy! It had a nice smokey flavor. I cut the recipe down by a fourth; and served it with a sweet cornbread.

  • Wanda
    Jan 14, 2020

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