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Delicious Crock Pot Creamy Potato Soup

It’s that time of year for comforting soup like my slow cooker potato soup recipe. This great recipe is a cheesy potato soup with a creamy combination of sour cream and evaporated milk that your whole family will love.

creamy potato soup in a bowl with a spoon and bacon and cheese

This is one of of my go-to recipes with the best creamy texture that will draw your family to the kitchen table for a hot bowl of soup!

One thing that makes this recipe so great is that it is a comfort food made with simple ingredients!

My creamy potato soup is delicious with my fluffy focaccia breadsweet milk bread, or crusty bread!

creamy potato soup in a bowl with a spoon and bacon and cheese

What is Delicious Creamy Potato Soup?

This is a perfect, hearty, and rich crock pot potato soup using Yukon golds, mild cheddar, and sour cream blended with an immersion blender and topped with crispy bacon.

It really is the best potato soup and a family favorite!

creamy potato soup in a bowl with a spoon and bacon and cheese

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • On a busy day, this is an easy crockpot potato soup recipe that only requires about 15 minutes of prep time.
  • This delicious soup will satisfy the whole family’s taste buds.
  • Easy recipes like this require very little effort and it’s the perfect dish to serve when you need a hearty, yet simple meal. 
  • Most of the ingredients are staples you probably have on hand, and the ingredients are budget friendly, making this a great recipe when you are trying to stay on a budget.
creamy potato soup in a bowl with a spoon and bacon and cheese

Tell Me About This Creamy Potato Soup

  • Taste– This simple recipe is a flavorful blend of rich goodness.
  • Texture– This can best be described as a creamy soup that will make your mouth water!
  • Ease– Prep time is quick and easy, and the rest is up to the crockpot to cook the perfect meal!
  • Time– It only takes 15 minutes to prep this easy potato soup recipe and then it cooks in the crockpot for 6 hours.
Ingredients for potato soup in a counter top.

Ingredients for Delicious Creamy Potato Soup

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes– This ingredient is the main ingredient for the soup!
  • Evaporated Milk– This adds richness to your creamy potato soup.
  • Hot Water– The water makes the broth. 
  • Chicken Base– This ingredient helps make the base of the broth.
  • Unsalted Butter– Butter helps to thicken the broth, as well as makes it creamy.
  • Salt– Salt adds flavor but also draws out the flavors of other ingredients.
  • Black Pepper- This ingredients adds a little spice to this classic potato soup recipe.
  • Bacon– Bacon crumbled on the top of creamy potato soup adds to the savory flavor.
  • Cheddar Cheese– Potatoes, cheddar cheese, and bacon are the perfect combination on a cold day.
  • Chives– Chives are added to the top of the soup to add flavor.
  • Sour Cream– Sour cream is a key ingredient to the creaminess of the soup.
Crockpot potato soup in a black crock pot

Make Creamy Potato Soup in 3 Easy Steps

1. Add all ingredients to crock pot- Add the diced potatoes, chicken base, evaporated milk, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper to the crockpot.

2. Cook- Cook on low for 6 hours until the potatoes are tender.

3. Blend and serve- Blend the soup with an immersion blender to make it creamy and season to taste. Then add your toppings!

Substitutions for Creamy Potato Soup

  • Plain Greek Yogurt– Greek yogurt can by substituted for sour cream if you would like.
  • Frozen Diced or Hash Brown Potatoes– You can use frozen potatoes instead of diced Yukon potatoes.

Tips for the Best Creamy Potato Soup

  • If you don’t want to use chicken base, you may substitute 2 chicken bouillon cubes for the chicken base. You may also use 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth, but the flavor won’t be as rich.
  • If you like more texture in your soup, you can blend less of the soup and leave more potato chunks.
  • You can add heavy cream to make your soup thicker.
  • For equally tender potatoes, try to chop them about the same size.

Add-Ins for Creamy Potato Soup

  • Cream Cheese– Cream cheese adds great flavor if you are a cream cheese lover.
  • Garlic Powder– Garlic powder adds extra flavor to your soup.
  • Cayenne Pepper– Add a little bit of extra zing to your soup with this added ingredient.
  • Ham– For extra protein and texture, add chunks of ham.
  • Chopped Broccoli– Broccoli is good way to add some extra nutrients for your family. 
diced potatoes on a cutting board and in a bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze creamy potato soup?

Yes, you can! Freeze it in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. Make sure you let it thaw most of the way and then put it in a pot on the stovetop to reheat.

What are some other ingredients I can add to my soup?

You can add onions, beans, chopped carrots, and celery for extra variety.

Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

Creamy Potato Soup with cheese and bacon on top in a white bowl.

Creamy Potato Soup

Liz Quick
A delicious creamy potato soup that is filling and full of flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
0 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 slow cooker,


  • pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 can evaporated milk, 12 ounces
  • cups hot water
  • 1½-2 teaspoons chicken base, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh chives chopped, optional
  • 8 ounces sour cream, optional


  • Peel and dice potatoes. Add the potatoes to the slow cooker.
  • Add your chicken base to the hot water and stir until dissolved.
  • Pour the evaporated milk, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper into the crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • To make the soup creamy, use an immersion blender and slowly and carefully puree the soup inside of the crockpot. If you don't have an immersion blender, you make also use a regular blender. Be careful because it will be hot.
  • Once blended, taste to see if the soup needs any additional salt or pepper. Season to taste.
  • Enjoy your soup with bacon, shredded cheese, sour cream, and chives.


If you don’t want to use chicken base, you may substitute 2 chicken boullion cubes for the chicken base. You may also use 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth, but the flavor won’t be as rich.
Keyword creamy potato soup, old fashioned potato soup, potato soup, slow cooker potato soup

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  1. This looks delicious!! But if you can’t find Yukon gold potatoes, what other potatoes will work for this?? Thank you!!

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