Cheesy Potato Soup

Main Dishes · Recipes · Soups · July 12, 2018

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, and it goes perfectly with a bread bowl!

Crockpot Cheesy Potato Soup

EASY Potato Soup

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 (it just makes soup that much better!), especially this Easy Cheesy Potato Soup. It’s my favorite 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:

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

And you have yourself one of the creamiest, cheesiest, most flavorful potato soup recipes you’ve ever tried!

How to Make Easy 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 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. If you like, sprinkle extra cheese, and even bacon bits on top.

If you like, sprinkle extra cheese, and even bacon crumbles on top. You can also add sour cream and chives too if you like those soup toppings!

Easy Potato Soup

I love that all the ingredients can be thrown in the crockpot and hours later you have a delicious easy 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. πŸ˜‰ If you loveΒ  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)!

How to Reheat Potato Soup

First, be sure to cover and store your soup in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheating your favorite soup is pretty easy. 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.

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Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

The easiest and yummiest Cheesy Potato Soup - just throw it in the crock pot and you're set for a delicious, warm and cheesy soup everyone loves.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 579 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 package frozen hash browns cubed
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • 1 can cream of celery
  • 1 pint Half & Half
  • 1 1.2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in crockpot. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese, salt and pepper).

  2. Cook in crockpot on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Add 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper before serving. Use reserve cheese to sprinkle on top.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1413mg 59%
Potassium 404mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 29.9%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 42.2%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    Stephanie House

    I never even thought of using hashbrowns! Ingenious! …no spices though beyond salt & pepper?

      Lil' Luna

      Nope!! I promise, it is SO good!! I think the Cream of Chicken and Cream of Celery, along with the cheese and butter make it so lots of spices aren’t necessary. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you give it a try!

    Laura D

    How much butter did you use? Looks delicious!


    Its almost soup weather here in Colorado. I can’t wait to try this recipe.. Looks so yummy and better yet super easy to make in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa Oswald

    Yummy Yummy. Can’t wait to try it. I too am curious about how much butter to use? Thanks for sharing!


    Hi. How much butter did you use for this recipe? What brand of hash browns did you use?
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    The ultimate comfort food made simple. That is seriously ingenious of you to use already prepared items so that you don’t even have to peel or cut up the potatoes, which is time-saving for busy people. Your photos look so inviting and the soup looks incredibly luscious. Oh no; now I feel like I need to make this today. The weather is chilly. It’s raining outside and what goes perfectly with that kind of scenario? Cheesy Potato Soup!
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    Now we just need a whole grain bread bowl recipe to go with the soup! :O)


    Well fortunately for me this week it’s not soup weather as its supposed to be in the 60’s this week in Annapolis, Maryland so no soup for me this week :). Oh darn … I’ll keep the warm weather :). But when the weather turns and Lord knows it will to my dismay, I’ll be making this soup :). Looks soooo yummy!!!

    Kameron Bybee

    So… one package of hashbrowns… does that mean about 30 ounces? SO excited to make this!


    How many people does this feed?? My daughter is thinking this is definitely worth making one cool day and watching nothing but Chick Flicks!


    Hi this recipe sounds amazing ive been looking for a potato soup recipe for awhile. Any ideas to switch out the cream of chicken im a vegetarian n i dont eat that just wondering if maybe cream of brocolli will work ?

    Ashley Ponder Richards

    I had to write this recipe down. I love potato soup and anything in a crockpot. Love your blog!
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    Cait @

    I made this last night for the family and it was absolutely delicious! The lid on my crock pot broke (for the 2nd time!), so I just made it over the stove. I brought the soup to a simmer, and left it on low for 2 hours. SO YUMMY!!!
    Mind if I post this on my site??? I’ll link to you of course!
    Thanks, Cait


    I made this for supper tonight and my family just finished eating it. The verdict: this was a very tasty soup recipe, however, even after subbing our some of the half and half for 1% milk, it was very heavy (in fact, it was kind of solid–I dipped a fairly large piece of steak into it and it came off of my fork and ended up sitting on top of the surface). Tasty, though!!


    The weather turned nasty today and I thought it would be the perfect time to try this soup. OMG it was sooooo yummy! I did add some crumbled up bacon and a little green onion, but honestly I don’t think it really needed either (was yummy w/ the bacon though!). The soup was really thick and hearty, and the texture of the hash browns was perfect. Hubby loved it too, and he is not easily impressed. I will definitely make this, again and again! I did use fat free half and half. Maybe next time I’ll use the low fat cheddar (when I start my diet after the 1st).

      Lil' Luna

      So glad it was yummy and was perfect for your cold day!! Thanks for leaving a comment. Made my day! πŸ˜€

    Terri Joiner

    I tried this soup last night and it was awesome AND easy! Right us my alley!


    Im makin this right now and it looks so yummy!! cant wait to try it!!


    We made it for dinner tonight, but instead of using hashbrowns we used a few cans of sliced white potatoes that we had for food storage since they were getting ready to expire. We will definitely be making it again! It was delish! πŸ˜€
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    How big is the bag of hashbrowns? The only thing I need to know. I have all the ingredients and I want to cook this for dinner tomorrow. Thanks!

    travis welty

    I made this yesterday for my wife and myself, It is so easy to make and very very delicious.will be making this again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    Tiffany Marshall

    So yummy; definitely going in menu rotation!!! Thank you for sharing

    Cindy Kelley

    Favorite soup is. Copy cat Olive Garden Minestrone…I don’t follow recipesverywell, especially the amount of veggies, I usually double them, for thicker better for you soups.

      Lil' Luna

      I’d love to see a link for a Copycat recipe for this if you have one. πŸ™‚


    Does the recipe require a small round crock pot or a large oval one? I seem to burn too many recipes because I have a large crockpot and no one tells you which is needed. Thanks!

      Lil' Luna

      I’ve made it in both kinds and both have worked fine. πŸ™‚


    Hi im trying this recipe tonight except im going to use dried chives in it and also add bacon ill let yall know how it turns out

      Lil' Luna

      Ooooh, sounds delicious! Let me know how it ends up. πŸ˜€


        It is amazing and i didnt even add the cheese salt or pepper yet!! Must try this

          Lil' Luna

          SO glad to hear that you liked it Peggy. We made it for dinner last night and I was reminded how easy it is, as well as how yummy it is too! πŸ™‚


    I made this soup the other night and it was delicious. I switched it up a little by adding some frozen chicken breasts and a can of chicken broth at the beginning. A few minutes before I was going to serve the soup, I shredded the chicken with two forks and added some steamed broccoli. A very tasty, easy meal!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh yum – Steamed broccoli sounds delicious!!


    I am going to make this tmr and have a couple questions!! πŸ™‚
    -how much butter do you melt in the crock pot?
    -I got a package of frozen hashbrowns (they look like what you would get from McDonalds) how many of those do i use? put them in whole or break them up?
    -can i cook on low for 8 hours instead of on high for 4 hours?


    This was really good. I had a 32 oz bag of cubed hashbrowns. I thought it was going to be too thick once I mixed it together so I added about a cup of 1% milk. It still turned out plenty thick. I put all the cheese on side, along with some crumbled bacon and chopped green onion. Super good, will definitely make this again.

      Lil' Luna

      So glad it was a hit – and bacon is definitely a great addition. πŸ™‚ Such an easy and delicious soup!

    marie lee

    Can you tell me how much a cup is in ounces please?


      1 cup is 8 ounces.


    I added bacon and green onions to this as well. It turned out super thick so I added 1/2c milk and 1c water to thin it a little. Still tastes great!


    Hi, what is the 1 pint Half and Half? Is it milk? I’m from UK many thanks x

      Lynette Sali

      Wikipedia gives this definition: In the United States, the dairy product half and half is a mixture of one part milk and one part cream.[1] I have also substituted evaporated milk in some recipes. Or if you want to cut down on the fat content, just use milk. Some people added more milk and water as the soup was too thick for their taste.


    I tried this recipe and it was delicious!! the only thing i found was that it was really thick like stew almost… has anyone tried it with just 2 % milk rather than half and half? Wanting to make it again but want it a little more runny.

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, it is pretty thick, so if you want it more runny I suggest adding double the amount of milk/half and half. πŸ˜‰


    Its the first really cold day here in Ohio and I just put this on for dinner tonight. (Can’t wait!)
    We couldn’t find “cubed” hashbrowns. We could only find the patties. Did I get the wrong ones or will that work?

    Elizabeth Dean

    Overall, I was very disappointed with this recipe. It really just tasted salty and fatty. All we could taste was a conglomeration of cream of something soups.


    I have made a variation of this soup that uses a brick of cream cheese in the last 30 minutes of crock-pot cooking (in lieu of cream of celery and half&half). I usually add a package (16 oz) of diced ham cubes as well. Oh, and if I can find them, I use the Potatoes O’Briend (frozen hash browns with peppers & onions). SO good and super simple!!


    When making this do you add the water the cream soups call for?

      Lil' Luna

      No, but if you do want to thin it out you can add water or chicken broth. πŸ˜‰


    Made this tonight for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. I questioned how “baked potato soup” with condensed chicken and celery soup would be, but it couldn’t have tasted any better. Fantastic recipe. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


    Hi there. I was also curious as to what size bag of hash browns. Im assuming the cans of cream of celery are the normal size, 14.5 ounces or whatever it usually it? lol. If you could let me know that Id appreciate it! Looks delicious by the way πŸ™‚


    Thursday nights supper sorted for this week, thank you for sharing the recipe. I love soups too.


    My boyfriend and I LOVE this soup! It’s dead easy to make and it reheats perfectly!

      Lil' Luna

      That’s why I love it!!! Thanks so much for letting me know!!


    Have you ever cooked this soup on Low for 6-8 hours? I’m wondering if I can start it in the morning, before the work day. Thank you!

    Jimmie Carey

    Am so anxious for the Chili’s receipe for enchilada soup.

    Patty Knutson

    After reading the comments that the soup was very thick, I went ahead and made the soup but added two can fulls of milk right away. It came out creamy and not too thick or runny. I also took about 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pan and mixed them in. It was perfect! I love all of the recipes on this blog and I recommend them to all of my friends who ask for dinner recommendations. Thank you, Lil Luna!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Awe, you are so nice!! Thank you for sharing all the recipes πŸ™‚ And, thank you for sharing what you did!


    Soo easy and soo good! Thanks!

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