Get ready to dive into the epitome of comfort with Crockpot Potato Soup – because let’s face it, it’s the OG of cozy cuisine! This cheesy potato masterpiece is the undisputed champion of comfort, making all other soups green with envy. Pair it up with crackers, bread, or whatever your heart desires, and brace yourself for a meal that doesn’t just warm you up; it wraps you in a culinary hug and leaves your belly belting out a song of satisfaction.

Crockpot Potato Soup

Is there anything more comforting than a piping hot bowl of freshly made cheesy potato soup? It’s one of our all-time favorite recipes, especially on a cold winter’s day. Enter stage left: Crockpot Potato Soup, the culinary hero here to rescue you from the stovetop soup vigilance!

This easy soup is a game-changer – it’s packed with all the rich flavors you adore, but it demands only half the effort. Say goodbye to simmering and constant stirring; just toss those ingredients into the crockpot, and let the magic happen. It’s like having your own personal kitchen assistant — all you have to do is prepare the ingredients, add them to your crockpot, and come home to dinner waiting for you.

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Just a handful of budget-friendly ingredients combine to create the creamiest, most flavorful easy potato soup recipe you’ll ever taste! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Potatoes – We prefer to use Yukon gold potatoes (also known as yellow potatoes or golden potatoes) for their buttery flavor and soft, creamy texture. 
  • Onion and Garlic – These help add a savory flavor similar to garlic mashed potatoes
  • Broth – We use chicken broth, but any broth you have on hand will work. We recommend using low-sodium varieties for the best result. 
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, and oregano combine to enhance the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Cheese – The addition of shredded Cheddar cheese takes the flavor to a whole new level! For the boldest taste, use cheese shredded straight from the block. 
  • Sour Cream – Full-fat sour cream creates an extra creamy texture. 
  • Yogurt – Plain yogurt adds just a hint of tang. 
  • Cornstarch and Water – Used to thicken the cheesy potato soup. 

Topping Ideas

When it comes to toppings, you really can’t go wrong! Load up your crockpot potato soup with all your favorite potato toppings like: 

  • Green Onions
  • Bacon 
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt 

How to Make Easy Potato Soup in the Crockpot

Once you learn how easy this recipe is to make, you’ll never go back to stovetop recipes again! 

  1. Prepare the Potatoes. Wash the potatoes thoroughly, removing them of any dirt or debris. Then, peel and chop them into 1-inch cubes. 
  2. Combine and Cook. Add the potatoes, onions, garlic, seasoning, and broth to the bowl of your crockpot. Then, cover and cook until the potatoes are tender. 
  3. Mash. Use a potato masher to create a smooth consistency. Or, if you prefer, leave your potatoes a bit chunky. 
  4. Add the Remaining Ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water to form a sort of slurry. Then, add it to the crockpot along with the remaining ingredients. Cover, and simmer until heated through. 
  5. Garnish. Divide your crockpot potato soup into bowls, add your favorite toppings, and dig in while it’s warm! 
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How to Store and Reheat

Go ahead and make a double batch of this easy potato soup! It comes in handy on days when you can’t be bothered to cook. Just be sure to follow the storage tips below to keep it fresh. 

Refrigerator: Once fully cooled, transfer your crockpot potato soup to an airtight container, and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days

Freezer: Store leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. 

Reheat: Thaw your soup in the fridge overnight. Then, warm it up in the microwave, crockpot, or on the stovetop until your desired temperature has been reached. Add an extra splash of broth as needed to thin out the broth. 

Serving Suggestions

This crockpot potato soup is like a solo act that totally nails it, but if you’re in the mood for a culinary encore, why not go all out? You can create a full spread that turns your meal into a gastronomic symphony. Drumroll, please!

Pair it up with crusty bread, a side salad bursting with freshness, or perhaps a medley of your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, crispy bacon bits, or chives. Or, try some of our fave pairings:

Crockpot Potato Soup Common Questions

Can you put uncooked potatoes in a slow cooker? 

Yes! The potatoes are cooked long and slow, allowing them to soften to tender perfection.

Why isn’t my cheesy potato soup creamy? 

If your soup isn’t creamy enough for you, feel free to add an extra dollop of sour cream or yogurt. Or, stir in a dash of milk. 

Do I have to peel the potatoes? 

No. We prefer to peel the potatoes completely because it makes for an extra smooth and creamy texture. However, if you prefer your crockpot potato soup on the chunkier side, feel free to leave the skin intact. 

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Crockpot potato soup topped with green onions, cheese, and bacon

Crockpot Potato Soup

4.67 from 3 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes
Crockpot Potato Soup is the ultimate comfort food! Easy to make, it features rich, bold flavors and a creamy texture for a cheesy potato soup that can’t be beat. Serve it with crackers, bread, and more for a hearty meal that will warm you up and leave your belly feeling full!

Ingredients  

  • 8-10 medium Yukon gold potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt + more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken broth or broth of choice
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Optional: green onions bacon, shredded cheese for garnish

Instructions 

  • Peel and chop the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
    8-10 medium Yukon gold potatoes
  • In the bowl of the crockpot, add the potatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and broth. Cover, and cook on high for 3 ½ hours.
    1 medium yellow onion, 6 cloves garlic, 3 teaspoons sea salt + more or less to taste, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper more or less to taste, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 4 cups chicken broth or broth of choice
  • Using a potato masher, gently mash the potatoes until the desired consistency is reached.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water until smooth. Pour the mixture into the crockpot. Add the sour cream, yogurt, and cheese, stirring until well combined and creamy.
    3 Tablespoons cornstarch, 3 Tablespoons water, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 cups Cheddar cheese
  • Cover, and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Garnish with toppings of choice, and serve warm.
    Optional: green onions
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days.

Equipment

Notes

Stovetop Option: 
  1. In a pot over medium-high heat, add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of butter. 
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, potatoes, and broth. 
  3. Cover, and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender. 
  4. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until the desired consistency is reached. 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water until smooth. Pour the mixture into the soup along with the sour cream, yogurt, and cheese. 
  6. Stir until smooth and creamy, and let simmer until the mixture is heated through.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 2033mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 4 stars
    Super easy, super tasty but way too salty (for me anyway). Will cut back on both the salt and pepper next time.