The Best Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

January 24, 2024



Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

Potato Soup is that bowl of comfort in the winter time! Last month I made a cheesy potato soup on the stovetop that was out of this world. It went viral on social media and everyone raved about how flavorful and delicious it was! A ton of people asked if it could be made in the slow cooker so I got to work with some experimenting and made it happen! Same flavor profile, but minimal effort! If you try this recipe and enjoy it, do me a favor and give it a rating as well as a review in the comments. I think you will love it as well!!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8



  • 2 bags simply potato diced Potatos 20 oz bags
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz diced ham
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken with herbs preferably
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar gruyere cheese 6-8 oz
  • 8 oz velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup bacon pieces
  • 1 tbsp potato slayer seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage


  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker except cheese and bacon pieces.
  • Cook on low for around 3 hrs, make sure Potatos are fork tender.
  • After Potatos are tender, use immersion blender in corner of slow cooker to help thicken and make creamier.
  • Now add shredded cheese and velveeta and cook for additional hour.
  • At this point, stir well until everything is well combined. Stir bacon pieces in and enjoy!



Use pre shredded cheese if you really want to make this easy!  If you don't like velveeta,  leave it out and just add 8 more oz of shredded.  I am personally just a fan of velveeta.  Salt to taste although I didn't feel it needed any additional.  Cook bacon if you prefer that over bacon pieces.  Lastly,  if you wanna check out the stovetop recipe just search "potato" in recipes!


  1. Lisa

    5 stars
    It’s the best spot at soupni have ever tasted thank you for sharing

  2. Angela Wilson

    Excited to prepare this recipe. Always love good soup this time of the year. Thanks.

    • Matt Ramsey

      Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Julie

    The recipe says to add all ingredients except cheese and bacon. The video says indicates the cream of chix soup is added later, with the cheese. Does it make a difference?

    • Matt Ramsey

      I meant to add it earlier and forgot. Won’t hurt either way!

  4. Robin Brown

    Where do you get the potato seasoning?

    • Matt Ramsey

      I get it at WalMart but my local Kroger also has it!

  5. Gayle Mason

    Hello! Concerning the Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes— I’m having a heck of a time finding the “Potato Slayer” seasoning. I have been to 3 WalMarts here in Colorado Springs, but no luck. Can you share the maker of the seasoning? Or the color of the container? Also, where do you find Bacon Up? Who makes it? In the refrigerated section? And–one last question–our WMart didn’t have frozen diced potatoes. Can I use frozen hash browns? Or red potatoes cubed that are par-boiled before adding to the crockpot for your Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes?

  6. Mimi W

    5 stars
    My guy loves to cook but yesterday I decided to surprise him with this soup. He could not stop talking about it, eating it and told me that it should be illegal it was so good. Which is a huge compliment because he’s really picky.

    Thanks so much for the recipe, looking forward to checking out others!

    • Matt Ramsey


  7. Deasure

    Loved it! I added ground hot italian sausage with the ham and potatoes and some frozen spinach during final hour – Big hit!

    • Matt Ramsey



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