There is something about this soup that is just downright cozy. It’s such a humble soup, with only a handful of ingredients. And, I bet you have most of these simple ingredients on hand.
The smooth, creamy soup tastes just like a loaded baked potato, and the Littles love picking their favorite toppings. I love that a warm and hearty soup is waiting in the Crock Pot at the end of a long day. You can’t beat a dinner that practically cooks itself. How easy is that?Print
Baked Potato Soup in the Slow Cooker
Baked Potato Soup in the Crock Pot is an easy crowd-pleasing supper sure to delight on a chilly, winter night.
- Yield: 6-8 1x
- Category: Soup
- 4 lbs potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 – inch thick (about 8–10 Russet)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (32 oz) chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups half-and-half
- Toppings of your choice: freshly grated cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, jalapeños.
- Layer sliced potatoes in a 6 quart slow cooker. Add the chopped onions. Pour the broth over the potatoes and onions. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
- When potatoes are tender, mash mixture with a potato masher.
- Stir in half-and-half. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 more minutes, or until mixture is thoroughly heated.
What is your favorite easy, but satisfying dinner right now? If you blog, share a link to your recipe. If not, tell us in the comments. I know we could all use a little inspiration for supper.
(Updated March 29, 2019)
There couldn’t be a better time for this wonderful soup. Dark days, rain and a fire in the fireplace and the smooth, creamy potato soup!
Allison Angell says
My family LOVED this recipe. I love the crock pot situation. BIG HIT! Thank you!!
Brooke McGlothlin (@BrookeWrites) says
Do the onions pretty much melt into the soup? Or do they stay? LOVE!
Brooke – Tell that husband of yours it’s one of my life missions to change his mind about onions! 🙂 The onions cook down and when you mash the potatoes at the end, they all but disappear. You DO want them for flavor and hearty dose of Vitamin C.
On the bright side, have you ever known a man to turn down anything covered in bacon? xo
Nancy Franson says
Potato soup is one of my favorite-est things. As are things that can be made in a crockpot. Looking forward to this series!
So glad you stopped by today, Nancy! Isn’t potato soup the best?!?! 🙂
Judy Hayes says
Perfect timing, Kristin! I am expanding my soup recipe collection this year so this is just great. I’m going to us fat free 1/2 & 1/2. (Doesn’t that sound like an oxymoron?)
Judy – Let me know how the fat free half-and-half works. I cringed when I added 2 cups, but figured it was better than full-on cream! 😉
YUM. And yes, I do have these ingredients! We’ll be eating a little late tonight because time got away from me, but this is going in the crockpot now!
Kelli – And, it’s gluten-free!!! I thought of you when I posted this recipe. 🙂
Lauren @ Gourmet Veggie Mama says
I love that this can easily be vegetarian-ized. It’s the first such recipe I’ve seen, oddly enough. Thanks!
Lauren – I’m so glad. I usually make it with veggie broth and it’s delicious. BTW, I love your blog and congrats on the Chronicle Top 10 Austin Food Blog Award! You are the bomb.
Mrs. Kravitz says
Love this recipe. Made it today and was soooo easy. Ate it tonight and it was yummier than it was easy! Thank you!
Oh Mrs. Kravitz. I’m so glad. Did we ever come up with a name for me? If you are Mrs. Kravitz that makes me ________?
Amy Drohen says
This recipe sounds delicious and comforting with this cold front that has hit Austin. Thanks for sharing!