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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Craving something savory and comforting to combat the cold weather? Prepare this Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup


  • Slow cooker


  • 8 slices bacon diced
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes peeled & chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cup sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add bacon and cook until crispy. Place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  • Place chopped potatoes into a 4-qt slow cooker.  Stir in chicken broth, onion, garlic, thyme, butter and bacon until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or on high heat or 3-4 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  • Using a potato masher or immersion blender, mix until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cheese, sour cream, heavy cream until smooth; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low heat until warmed through.
  • Garnish with cheese, sour cream, green onion, and crumbled bacon.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!