Slow Cooker Potato Soup

I can hardly believe that Autumn weather is here, the leaves are turning around our neck of the woods and it’s put me in the mood for some delicious savory soups…


Slow Cooker Potato Soup by www,

AND what’s better than a delicious savory SLOW COOKER soup?!  Not a whole lot, in my book.  I love to throw it together in the morning and walk in that evening to dinner-ready-to-go :)

Slow Cooker Potato Soup is perfect for a fall day or pretty much any day for that matter!

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Slow Cooker Potato Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 10
  • 10 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, diced and sautéd in butter
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (3oz) package of real bacon bits
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • ¼ cup chives or green onions
  1. Place the first 9 ingredients in the crock pot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. The potatoes should be tender.
  4. Stir in half and half, cheese, sour cream and chives or green onion.
  5. Heat through and serve.

* I got this recipe from my friend Carol… she’s awesome!



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I know you’ll just love this Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe… it’s a crowd pleaser for sure.

Have a wonderful Monday and Happy Cooking!

xoxo~ Ruthie

PS-  I shared this recipe over with Traci at Beneath my Heart too


    • Ruthie says

      I love ya, Dezi! You’re so sweet… thank you for every pin! I totally appreciate it. Thanks for having me as a contributor- you’re awesome! xoxo~ Ruthie

  1. says

    Have you ever done this on the stove instead of crockpot? I feel like things get scorched a lot, so I’ve started cooking stuff in the crockpot for less time and it typically turns out well. I just don’t know if the potatoes would be done. I’m really excited I try it!

    • Ruthie says

      HI Stephanie…. yes, it would work on the stove just fine. Just add the first 5 ingredients and simmer until the potatoes are soft, approx 10 minutes. Then add the rest of ingredients and serve :) You’ll love it. xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. Janice says

    In your slow cooker potato soup recipe, how much is “a pkg of real bacon bits”?
    Thank you. I can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Ruthie says

      It’s 3 oz and I used the Oscar Meyer brand… I will update the recipe so thank you for the comment, I always like to make my recipes more user-friendly :) You will adore this soup- it’s mouth-watering! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruthie says

      Hi Chevy… you can cook it either way. On high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8 hours, depending on how long you have to let it cook. I hope that clarifies the instructions. Thanks for the comment and have a great day! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruthie says

      Hi Lynne… thanks so much for the fun comment! I LOVE to hear back on recipes. This soup is a savory delight for sure :) I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving and enjoy the day with family and friends. xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. says

    I made this soup tonight. It was amazing!! I felt like the sour cream didn’t fully break down and absorb into the broth, though. Would whipping the half and half, sour cream and cheese together make it all blend together better?

    Still very delicious, I recommend trying it!

    • Ruthie says

      This soup will hold in the fridge for up to a week and will not freeze well because of the dairy in it. I would try cutting in half and then eat it before the week is up… it may work to cut it down to 1/4 of the recipe but the cooking time would be much less since it such a small amount. Maybe try it on a day when you can be home to keep an eye on it and see how long it takes to cook. Those are my best ideas :) You’ll love it! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruthie says

      HI Amanda… replace the water with chicken broth and omit the chicken bouillon and it’ll work great! Enjoy :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. Dav Cross says

    i made this a couple months ago minus the ranch packet and I used heavy cream instead of half and half. Boy was it delicious I had enough to freeze and reheat for another day and I plan on making it again tomorrow for the snow day. I love crockpot dinners. Thanks

    • Ruthie says

      That’s so great to know it froze so well! That’s awesome. Thanks for the fun feed back- we love this recipe too :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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