Loaded Potato Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker Version Included)

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker Version Included)

So, Louisiana finally decided to have a winter! YAAAAAAY!!! Chile, I had to hurry up and make my soup for you before Summer returns next week. Seriously, we were wearing flip flops for Christmas. I can’t express how excited I am to make this Loaded Potato Soup for my Cookies! 

I’m challenging myself to give you guys slow cooker recipes this whole month! Yes, babies!! I’ve gotten your emails and messages for more “Crock pot recipes”. You know, I gotcha!

You can definitely use this recipe and make the soup on the stove for a shorter cooking time. Just make the roux, add in the liquids and potatoes, simmer for 25-30 mins, throw on some toppings, and ya done! This recipe is just plain simple. And the taste….lawwwwwd! Just make it and see for yourself. 


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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
Serves 6
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  1. 4 cups (peeled and diced) potatoes
  2. 5 slices of bacon (chopped)
  3. 1/2 onion (diced)
  4. 4 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 cups milk
  6. 1/3 cup flour
  7. 1 T bacon grease
  8. 2 T butter
  9. 1 tsp each onion and garlic powder
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  1. bacon crumbles
  2. sour cream
  3. shredded cheese
  4. green onions or chives
  1. Add potatoes, onions, broth, and spices to the slow cooker
  2. Stir well
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hrs or on high for 4 hrs
  4. Fry bacon, remove, and put aside for garnish.
  5. Drain grease reserving about 1 T in pan
  6. Add butter and melt
  7. Whisk in flour
  8. Pour in milk and whisk to prevent clumping
  9. Heat until mixture begins to thicken
  10. Pour mixture into slow cooker and stir well
  11. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 mins
  12. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary
  13. Add in 1 cup of cheese
  14. Stir and serves with toppings of choice
  15. Enjoy!
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Stove Top Version

Russet Potatoes are my favorite in this recipe. I prefer a chunky soup, so I opt to cut the potatoes in 1/2 inch chunks.
Bacon is the foundation of the flavor of this soup! Bacon grease is our friend! I used it to saute the onions and garlic. Then add a little butter for the roux.
My cheese of choice is New York Sharp Cheddar! But, use your favor cheddar. Always buy the block and shred it yourself. Much better results!

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe

Servings 5 people


  • 4 large russet potatoes diced in 1/2 inch chunks
  • 6-8 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning or Herbes de Provence
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives or green onions to garnish


  1. In a stockpot, add in the bacon pieces and fry
  2. Once the bacon is crisp, remove and drain it on paper towels; set aside
  3. Add the onions and sauté them in the bacon grease until translucent
  4. Add in garlic; sauté for 30 secs
  5. Toss in the butter and allow it to melt
  6. Whisk in the flour until it’s no longer visible; about 1 min
  7. Pour in the chicken broth, half & half, and milk
  8. Bring to a simmer
  9. Stir in the onion and garlic powders and Italian seasoning
  10. Carefully add in the diced potatoes
  11. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10-15 mins or until the potatoes are fork tender. Stir often.
  12. Taste and add salt and pepper to as needed
  13. Stir in the cheese, sour cream, and 3/4 of the bacon
  14. When the cheese melts, turn off the heat.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Top each serving with the remaining bacon, sour cream, cheese, and chives



1 Comment

  • Theresa Alexander

    January 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks,we loved it??