Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Today’s recipe is another slow cooker soup based on classic potato soup.  In an effort to make this classic a little healthier, I used low fat dairy products, chicken (or turkey) bacon, and low sodium broth.  The soup still tastes wonderful but it is a little easier on your diet.

I love to saute the onion, carrots, celery and garlic in a little olive oil on the stove betore adding it to the slow cooker.  This really enhances the flavor.  You can top the soup with your choice of garnish. I usually suggest Greek yogurt, bacon bits, cheese, or green onions. For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable broth and drop the bacon.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Use organic when available. Serves 7 to 8


Slow Cooker Potato Soup

A delicious, creamy potato soup made in a crock pot with low fat dairy and low sodium broth.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy potato soup, crock pot soup, slow cooker potato soup, slow cooker soup
Servings 8


  • 6 large Yukon gold potatos peeled & cut into small cubes
  • 40 oz low fat chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 6 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • optional garnish: 6 chicken or turkey bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • optional garnish: low-fat Greek yogurt
  • optional garnish: sliced green onions


  • Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray
  • Set crock pot on high
  • Place potatoes in bottom of slow cooker
  • Pour broth over potatoes and add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • Place olive oil and carrots in skillet on stove
  • Saute for about 3 minutes
  • Add celery and onion
  • Cook on medium-high until onion is translucent
  • Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds
  • Add sauteed vegetables to crock pot
  • Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours and potatoes have softened
  • Using potato masher mash about half of vegetables in slow cooker
  • Add half and half, cheese, and herbs to pot
  • Mix well and continue to cook until cheese melts
  • Serve with optional garnish of Greek yogurt, green onions, and/or grated cheese
  • Serve soup with crusty bread and a green salad


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20 thoughts to “Slow Cooker Potato Soup”

  1. In the Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe, step 4 in the Instructions starts out with the words “Pour broth over chicken….”

    I didn’t see chicken mentioned as an ingredient. Could you clarify?


    1. I’m so sorry. In my head I was thinking of the chicken broth I use but didn’t really want to use the word chicken. Some folks might want to use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. You pour broth over the potatoes.

  2. Oh, this sounds amazing! I love potato soup, but I rarely make it. This recipe looks so good, and I love slow cooker recipes. thanks for sharing at TFT!

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