Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

This easy slow cooker loaded potato soup tastes just like your favorite loaded baked potato, covered in cheese and bacon but in soup form.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup from

I’m beyond thrilled that Fall is finally here so we can fully embrace warm comfort food. Pack away your bathing suits and pull out your cozy sweaters and pants. Prepare yourselves for cheese, soup, everything warm and totally in season. Let’s not forget pumpkiny because I will be very soon embracing it’s goodness full force. I can’t spend an entire month celebrating an apple a day and then forget about the 2nd best part about Fall food. I must have missed the memo that October 1st is national every blogger must post a pumpkin recipe day, but… I failed apparently. Promise I’ll have some fun stuff coming up soon though!

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup from

Last week I shared my first soup of the season: slow cooker chicken tortilla soup, to be exact. After after thinking about a creamy and chunky loaded potato soup for an entire year, it was finally time. I mean, it’s soup season so it’s just right to make this now. Otherwise, I can’t explain why it took me so long and I regret having not made it sooner. It’s ridiculously good. If you loved potatoes, you’ll love this.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup from

It tastes just like a baked potato, loaded with cheese and bacon… but in soup form. Oh it’s so good. So so good. It had to have chunks. Forget the creamy potato soups you see everywhere. A good potato soup needs chunks, big hearty potato chunks throughout.

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Your favorite loaded baked potato, covered in cheese and bacon but in soup form.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Potatoes, Slow cooker, Soup
Servings: 6


  • 7 C potatoes
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 C chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 4-6 slices thick cut bacon
  • Monterey Jack Cheese


  • Prepare potatoes by peeling and chopping into small chunks, roughly 1" in size. Chop onions and mince garlic. Add all vegetables to slow cooker bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour in chicken stock. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours (or low 6).
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon. Drain on paper towels. Add any remaining bacon grease to slow cooker. Stir gently and replace cover. Chop bacon, set aside.
  • When initial cook time is up, remove 1/3-1/2 of the potato chunks to a blender with heavy cream. Blend until smooth. Return to slow cooker. Stir and cover, continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, garnish with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and bacon. Additional optional toppings: green onions, fried onions, croutons and sour cream.
  • May be stored chilled for up to several days.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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82 Responses to “Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup”

  1. #
    Therese — January 21, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    I’m back to make this soup again and again. Thank you for all your recipes!

    • #
      Rachel — January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing, Therese! :)

  2. #
    Hilary — October 24, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    This soup is delicious! We added ham to make it a bit more like a meal. It was amazing!

    • #
      Rachel — November 5, 2019 at 7:26 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. #
    Hilary — November 7, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    I made this with a few adjustments. I used an immersion blender right in the crockpot, then stirred in the heavy cream (I might add the cream first next time). I threw 4 crumbled bacon slices in at that time too. I also added shredded cheddar at the same time. I also made grilled ham and cheese to go with this. It was amazing!

    • #
      Rachel — November 10, 2021 at 11:34 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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