This savory crock pot potato soup recipe is the perfect loaded potato soup. We tested a lot of potato soup recipes and THIS one is the one that won by a landslide. Comfort in a bowl.
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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Fantastic savory Crock Pot Potato Soup altered from the Loaded Potato Soup in Slow Cooker Revolution
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Potato Soup
Servings: 10 -8
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Mikey Goode



  • 8 slices precooked bacon chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-1/2 tsp fresh minced thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 6 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 8 oz plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 scallions chopped


  • In a skillet, cook onion, garlic and thyme in olive oil until onions are softened and lightly browned.
  • Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in 1 cup of chicken broth, scraping up any brown bits from skillet, then transfer to slow cooker.
  • Stir in remaining broth and potatoes into slow cooker. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender (4-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high)
  • Using potato masher or mix-n-chop, mash potatoes until mostly smooth
  • Stir in cheddar cheese until melted
  • Stir in cream and let sit until heated (5 minutes)
  • Heat chopped bacon in microwave for 1 minute to crisp
  • Season soup with salt and pepper to taste and serve topped with cheese, bacon and scallions



  • This recipe does great in any 6 qt slow cooker. However, since this soup has a precooking step and because it has a cream and cheese base, we recommend this stove top safe slow cooker that has a great non-stick surface. The crock can go straight from the browning step on the stove into the slow cooker unit without dirtying another dish and the non-stick surface is perfect for cream based cheesiness that tends to stick in other slow cookers.
  • This recipe is altered from a soup we found in America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker RevolutionCrock Pot Potato Soup.
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Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1.7mg