Creamy and delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup is so full of flavor and EASY too! This delicious potato soup recipe is a hearty family favorite.
Potato soups are some of my favorite soup recipes. They’re perfectly hearty, and there are so many varieties – like our cheesy potato soup, loaded broccoli version, or ham and potato soup!
Flavor Packed Potato Soup
Soup recipes are my favorite, but ones made in the Slow Cooker are even better!!
Today, I want to share with you this recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup. It tastes JUST like our Baked Potato Soup recipe, only less hands on because it’s made in a crock pot!
We’ve made it twice in the last month which goes to show it was DELICIOUS!! I think you’ll agree—especially if you love potatoes, bacon and cheese (how could you not love those ingredients, right?!).
The ingredients are so simple, but the soup isn’t plain at all! In fact, it’s BURSTING with flavor! It’s the perfect comfort food for cold fall and winter days.
Throw it in the Slow Cooker!
This recipe is super easy to make! You throw most of the ingredients into your crockpot, let it do its thing for 4 hours, toss in the remaining ingredients, and ta-da!
It’s that simple!
PREP. Cube red potatoes.
COOK. Add potatoes to crock pot. Sprinkle flour over potatoes and then add flour, bacon, onion powder, minced garlic, chicken bouillon cube (or chicken broth), Ranch dressing mix, dried parsley, salt, pepper and water. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
SEASON + SERVE. After 4 hours, add half n half, and cheese and stir the mixture well. Cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm.
TIP: To make this soup even more creamy, use a fork, potato masher, or pastry cutter to mash up some of the potatoes until it reaches your desired consistency. If you want it extra creamy with no chunks, you can also use an immersion blender.
You can top this soup just like you would a baked potato! Try some of the following:
- A dollop of sour cream
- Sliced green onions
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper
Tips + Variations + Storing Info
Substitute half & half: If you don’t have half n half you can easily make your own. Try one of the following combinations
- 4 teaspoons melted butter add whole milk to equal 1 cup
- One cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup “single cream” to ½ cup whole milk
- Bouillon: If you don’t have bouillon cubes, you can sub an equivalent amount of chicken broth or vegetable broth. In this case, use 1 cup of broth (and then reduce the amount of water to only 3 cups).
- Half and Half: For an extra creamy soup, you can use heavy cream rather than half and half. If you want to cut down on the calories, use whole milk (although your soup will be thinner).
- Potatoes: waxy potatoes like red hold their shape better in soup. We don’t recommend using russet potatoes, because they’re so starchy and completely fall apart. However, yukon gold potatoes are the perfect combination of waxy and starchy and would be an okay substitution in this soup.
- Veggies: If you want to load it up with vegetables, try sliced carrots, celery, broccoli, or onions. Add any vegetables right to the crock pot with all the other ingredients.
How to freeze? To FREEZE leftovers, allow the soup to cool and store in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 6 months. Due to the potatoes and the cream it may unthaw with a grainier texture than the original soup. To help remedy this, undercook the potatoes before freezing.
How to store? Store leftover soup in the fridge for up to 4 days. REHEAT very gradually over low heat stirring frequently. A double broiler works great as does a crockpot or a large non stick skillet. Add a bit of fresh cream to help revive it.
What to serve with it? The side dish options are endless for this delicious slow cooker potato soup. Here are a few ideas:
- Serve in a Bread Bowl (that’s a great side in itself!)
- Olive Garden Breadsticks
- Dinner Rolls
- Homemade French Bread
For more potato soups, check out:
- Cheesy Potato Soup
- Loaded Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup
- Chicken and Potato Florentine Soup
Crockpot Baked Potato Soup Recipe
- 10 red potatoes cubed
- 3 TB all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bacon, chopped
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 TB ranch dressing mix
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups Half and Half
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Cube red potatoes.
- Add potatoes to crock pot. Sprinkle flour over potatoes and then add flour, bacon, onion powder, minced garlic, chicken bouillon cube, Ranch dressing mix, dried parsley, salt, pepper and water. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
- After 4 hours, add half n half, and cheese and mix well. Cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.
i could eat this every night! It is so comforting & creamy! It is well worth the wait! We served it in bread bowls, which is my favorite way to eat soup. thank you1
As always you recipes are terrific and a huge hit with the family.
Most of my meals are your recipes. Thank-you so much
You’re welcome! I’m so glad you and your family enjoy the recipes!!
Another great soup recipe! If you like anything with potatoes you will love This recipe. Its creamy,warm and very satisfying.
Haven’t tried yet, but quick question- Do the cooked bacon bits slow cook with the rest of the ingredients, not just added at the end? Worried they may be overlooked and hard when the potatoes are done. Thanks!
I add them towards the end 🙂 Hopefully, that helps! Or, you can add them right before serving.
Thank you for sharing.
Glad to share 🙂 Thank you!
Can you use chicken broth instead of water?
You sure could 🙂 Enjoy!!
So good! Very easy to make
Glad you think so 🙂 Thank you!
Going to try this recipe soon! Question, for the garlic- I assume that is minced garlic? Thanks!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it! And yes, minced garlic is perfect.
Do you fry or cook the bacon before adding it to the crock pot or do you add it uncooked?
Yes, I’ve always cooked it beforehand.
I love this recipe! Very comforting and creamy. I suggest updating the directions to note that the bacon should be cooked ahead of time. I was about to add raw chopped bacon until I read these comments where you said it should be cooked. Thanks for your yummy recipes!!
While searching on Pinterest for Chinese food I came across your post for “15 Chinese Food Recipes” and when I clicked on it this Easy Crockpot Baked Potato Soup!
I’m not too disappointed because this is a great recipe!
Jyst wanted to make you aware of this booper.
Oh thank you for letting us know. Can you comment the Pinterest link to me here so we know which one to fix? Thanks so much!
Disney Baked Potato soup is SO good. And this recipe is the closest to it!
Kid & Teenager approved! This is the one soup my teens have requested since they were small kids. We love this soup served with toasted garlic bread.
Mmmm sounds delicious with that garlic bread. I’m so happy this soup is a hit with your kids too!
You have flour listed twice in step 2. Should one of those be water? I don’t see where it says to add water.
Water is listed at the very end of the list in step 2. But we do have flour in there twice, so thanks for pointing that out. We’ll update it.
You haven’t updated this yet.
Making this recipe now. Step 2 says to sprinkle flour over potato’s then th next step is to add flour. Can you clarify this? Thank you! Looking forward to eating this today!
Yes, just add the flour in step 2! We’ll update that in the instructions. Hope you enjoy the soup!
Everyone loved it! I do recommend mashing the potatoes at the end because they are still in fairly large chunks but it was delicious!
Thanks for the feedback. So glad you loved the soup!
This is so creamy and delicious! My kind of soup!! YUM!
It’s like a hug in a bowl! Why are potatoes so amazing haha. Thanks for sharing this hearty soup with us!
This is so good!! I love how comforting and satisfying this is!! Yummy!
What do you think about using a meaty hambone instead of the bacon to make this? I have russet potatoes and imagine I could substitute them for the red potatoes. Thank you.
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