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Lazy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

A creamy, cheesy and decadent crockpot potato soup that will be requested over and over. This easy recipe is warm, rich, filling and wholly satisfying!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar potato soup, crockpot potato soup, loaded potato soup, potato chedder soup, slow cooker potato soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 239kcal


  • 1 lbs frozen hash brown potatoes chunks
  • 2 cups mirepoix or one large carrot, one large celery stalk and one small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups onion broth or prepared onion soup base
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup half and half
  • cup sour cream
  • chopped green onion (optional)
  • chopped bacon or imitation bacon bits if you want to keep recipe vegetarian (optional)


  • Place slow cooker liner into slow cooker, if using.
  • place potatoes, vegetables, garlic, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper into slow cooker
  • add onion broth, cover and cook on low for 5 hours or so
  • when potatoes and veggies are soft (after about 5 hours or so), carefully use an immersion blender to combine all ingredients. The longer you use it, the smoother the final soup will be.
  • 30-45 minutes before serving, mix about 1 cup of half and half with a few tablespoons of hot soup in a separate bowl to temper the half and half. set aside.
  • add shredded cheddar into slow cook and stir as it melts to fully combine
  • Add sour cream and tempered half and half mixture into slow cooker, stir to combine and cover.
  • keep on low for another hour or so and then set to warm until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 239kcal