Crock Pot Potato Soup

by Anna Taylor on August 29, 2016 in Dinner Table, Engaging the Senses, Food, Homemaking, Hospitality

Potato SoupFall is my favorite season of the year. The weather starts to get cooler, the days get shorter, the trees start to change color, and evryone gathers together to watch football. Fall also includes a return to school and all of the other activities for the kids which often leads to hectic schedules. I have always been a fan of crock pot meals primarily because of the time savings they can provide. This time savings coupled with their ease and simplicity are especially helpful when we begin having all of these other demands on our time. I feel that nothing can compare to the time families spend together enjoying a home-cooked dinner, and crock pot meals can help us continue to have that special time together when life gets hectic.

Today I would like to share with you a potato soup recipe that I came across on Simply Made With Love several years ago and I adapted it for the crock pot. This rich and creamy soup is very easy to make and is just as delicious the next day if you have leftovers. This is one of my family’s favorites on a cool fall evening and I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we do.


1 (30oz.) bag of frozen, diced hash browns
1 (32oz.) box of chicken broth
1 (10oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese (Not fat-free)
3 oz. bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste


Place frozen potatoes in the crock pot. Layer with chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and half of the bacon bits. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Cook on low 7-8  hours until potatoes are tender. (I found the potatoes were done after about 5 hours).

An hour before serving, slice the cream cheese into cubes and add to the crock pot. Stir the soup a few times during the hour before serving.

Once the cream cheese is mixed in thoroughly, it’s ready to serve.

Top with cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
(I added additional shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits to the soup during the last hour).

Anna Taylor

Anna is the devoted wife and helpmate to her beloved husband Dr. Robert Taylor. Having always loved the Proverbs 31 woman, she felt her calling to be a stay-at-home mother to their four children. Though she and her husband are now empty nesters, Anna still enjoys being there for her children just as she was when they lived at home. She has a heart for God and is strong in her faith as a Christian. She used her skills for homemaking and frugality to raise their children and now uses those same skills to be a blessing to others through her blog. Anna also practices the art of hospitality and enjoys cooking and sharing her faith to feed the body as well as the soul. Her hobbies include crafting, gardening, fitness and photography, and she can be found at The Joyful Wife or on Face Book.

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Laura A. February 12, 2017

I finally tried this soup today for my church’s monthly potluck and it got rave reviews. Thank you for such a delicious easy recipe!

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