Cheesy Potato Soup

You won’t find an easier Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe anywhere else! Just throw a small handful of ingredients in the crockpot, and a few hours later, you’ll have a creamy, delicious, CHEESY soup.

It’s always the first soup gone at every potluck we take it to because it’s so cheesy and delicious. This soup goes so well served in a bread bowl, just like some of our other favorites including broccoli potato soup and cauliflower soup.

Cheese potato soup in bowl

Easy Potato Soup (A family fav)

Is it “Soup Weather” where you live just yet? I’m not going to lie… we’re not quite there yet here in Arizona, but the high this weekend is suppose to be mid to low 60’s, which is definitely Soup Weather, and I CANNOT wait!

One of my favorite things to do when the weather cools down is to have soup with bread bowls (other favorites include Broccoli Cheese Soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup ), especially this simple Cheesy Potato Soup. It’s my favorite slow cooker soup to eat in a bread bowl by far! It is so yummy and can literally be made in a few hours in the crockpot. BONUS!!

The secret ingredient to this potato soup is a package of frozen hash browns. You know what that means… No peeling, shredding, or chopping potatoes for you! It saves so much time and effort. Combine those hash browns with:

  • butter
  • cream of chicken
  • cream of celery
  • half and half
  • plus tons of cheese

And you have yourself a creamy, cheesy crock pot potato soup with hash browns that everyone will love!

Frozen cubed potatoes thawing in collander

How to Make Cheesy Potato Soup

I almost wish there were more instructions for this recipe, because the recipe card looks really empty, but that just proves this is the easiest potato soup recipe. Here are the whopping 3 steps:

  1. Melt butter in the crockpot, then add the thawed hash browns, cream of chicken, cream of celery and half and half.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  3. Add cheese, salt, and pepper right before serving.

This hash brown potato soup is so thick and cheesy and flavorful! If you want it to be less thick, be sure to add some more half and half or chicken broth until it’s the consistency you like.

Can this soup be made on the stove? Yes, indeed! Just melt the butter in a large pot, add the thawed hash browns, cream of chicken, cream of celery and half and half. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and cook on low for 30-40 minutes (or until potatoes are tender). Add cheese, salt and pepper before serving.

Slow cooker potato soup close up

Toppings, storing + REHEATING potato soup

What are the best cheesy potato soup garnishes? We love adding extra cheese, sour cream, bacon crumbles and even chives or green onions. And of course – salt and pepper!

Storing: First, be sure to cover and STORE your soup in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To REHEAT, just microwave or heat soup over medium heat in a pot. You may need to add more half and half when reheating because soup may be chunky.

Cheese potato soup recipe in bowl

I love that all the ingredients can be thrown in the crockpot and hours later you have a delicious, hash brown potato soup, and it’s even more delicious served in a bread bowl.

I sometimes have a hard time finding them at the grocery store, so if I can’t find them there, I head to my local Panera or Paradise Bakery to get them. 😉 If you love Potato Soup, you will definitely want to save this recipe. It’s always the first soup gone at every Soup Potluck we’ve been to (no joke)!

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Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

4.89 from 36 votes
Creamy Cheesy Potato Soup is the easiest you'll ever make. You only need a handful of ingredients and a crockpot!!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 443 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (32oz) package frozen hash browns cubed and thawed
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • 1 can cream of celery
  • 3 cups Half & Half
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in crockpot. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese, salt and pepper).
  • Cook in crockpot on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Add 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper before serving. Use reserve cheese to sprinkle on top.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love easy yummy recipes. This one is one of those! I sever it in bread bowls to look fancy. If your looking for a crowd pleaser, give this a try.

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