Crock Pot Soup Recipes

A collection of the best crock pot soup recipes—chicken soups, beef soups, and even potato soups! They are all simple “dump and go” recipes that come in handy on the busiest days.

I’ve shown you my collection of Favorite Chicken Soup Recipes, but these are all of my favorite soups made in the crock pot/slow cooker. I don’t have time to slave over the stove all day making soup, which is why I love these recipes so much—the crock pot does all the work!

MORE COLLECTIONS: Soups, Easy Soups, Healthy Soups, Chicken Soups

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Crock pots are a busy mom’s best friend!

Really anyone who is busy needs to build a relationship with their crock pot. You can throw ingredients together in the morning and come home to a warm home cooked meal.

There are so many recipes you can cook in the crock pot from Green Beans to Lasagna to Pot Roast and even desserts like Rice Pudding. For this post I just want to highlight the delicious soups you can make. There’s nothing like coming home on a cold winter day to a warm bowl of soup ready and waiting. You’re definitely going to want to try out these soups this season.

General Soup Tips:
  • Cut all the ingredient the same size. For example the chucks of meat and pieces of potatoes should be similar in size.
  • If you have time: brown the meat and firmer veggies before adding them to the pot. This will help bring out a more rich flavor from the ingredients.
  • Don’t overfill the pot.
  • Thaw food, especially meats, before cooking.
  • Most all soups can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the freezer. Remember to leave out the “add at the end” ingredients when making a freezer meal. Thaw the soup overnight in the fridge and throw it in the crock pot.

crockpot soups - beef stew in a bowl

converting Stove Top Soup to Slow Cooker Soup:

If you have a soup recipe that isn’t already tailored to the slow cooker, don’t worry! Almost all soups can be slowly simmered in the crock pot.

I collected a few tips that will help you convert your stove top recipe into an easy slow cooked meal!

Crock pot cook time

In general, the high setting of a crock pot is about 280°F. The low setting is about 170°F. Generally speaking, cook the soup for 3-4 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours on low heat. (Always refer to your particular crock pot manual to find more specific cook times and guidelines)

Save some ingredients until the end to add

“The End” could be literally right before serving, or as much as the last half hour of cooking.

  • Smaller softer vegetables, like peas and corn, should not be simmered for hours or they’ll become mushy.
  • Dairy like milk, sour cream, yogurts, cheese shouldn’t be added until the end otherwise it may curdle after being cooked for such a long time.
  • Precook pasta, rice, seafood before adding in at the end.
  • Use dried herbs and add them at the beginning. If you want to include fresh herbs, then add them toward the end.
Let’s Talk Evaporation

There is hardly any evaporation when using a slow cooker so you will not need as much liquid.

  • Once you have the initial ingredients placed in the pot pour the liquid over them until they’re covered by 1/2 inch.
  • You can always add more liquid later.
  • If you find you have too much liquid remove the lid during the last hour of cooking to let some of it evaporate. You can also stir in a roux to thicken it up.
  • Don’t include any wine. Simmering on the stove top allows for the alcohol to evaporate leaving a subtle layer of flavor. However, the crock pot does not allow for evaporation and the liquor can quickly take over the recipe.

slow cooker soup recipes - taco soup in a white bowl

Favorite Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Taco Soup Crockpot Recipe
This Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe includes all the most flavorful ingredients. Just dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker, and 4 hours later you'll have a creamy and delicious taco soup!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe
If you're looking for a hearty soup recipe that requires little effort, look no further! This creamy and delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup is so full of flavor and EASY too! Loaded with potatoes, bacon bits, and cheese, this crockpot potato soup recipe is a real winner!
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.88 from 16 votes
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Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe
If you're looking for a hearty soup recipe that requires little effort, look no further! This creamy and delicious Crockpot Baked Potato Soup is so full of flavor and EASY too! Loaded with potatoes, bacon bits, and cheese, this crockpot potato soup recipe is a real winner!
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Crock Pot Tortellini Spinach Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup - little prep time and an amazing result! { lilluna.com } A hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.81 from 36 votes
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Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Filled with hamburger meat, carrots, potatoes, Velveeta, delicious spices, and BACON, this Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.5 from 4 votes
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Beef Stew filled with chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots - a family favorite that is hearty, simple and great for fall.
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe made in the crock pot. This soup is packed with flavorful ingredients including chicken, tomatoes, corn, beans, green chilis, & lots of seasonings!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden's recipe, but it's made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.79 from 42 votes
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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.
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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I hope you enjoy these crock pot soup recipes as much as we do!! They’re major time savors, and most of them are soups that the entire family will enjoy, so you really can’t go wrong!

MORE COLLECTIONS: Soups, Easy Soups, Healthy Soups, Chicken Soups

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