December 7, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup {Shortcut Recipe}

 Want to hear a genius idea?  Using diced hashbrowns for potato soup.  Have you ever thought of that before?  This is my new favorite shortcut for potato soup.
My Sister-in-Law sent me this recipe and I made it within a few days.  I knew it would be good thanks to that amazing list of ingredients, yet when I tasted it . . . I was still blown away by how delicious it is.     

I have now made it many times and we even made it for a work party and it was a huge hit.  There were A LOT of recipe requests and everyone was amazed when they saw how easy it is to make.

You really have got to try this easy creamy soup.

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Easy Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
1 (30 oz.) bag frozen diced hash browns
1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth
1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
3 oz. Real bacon bits
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
chopped green onions, for garnish

Put hash browns in the slow cooker.  Add the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until potatoes are tender.  An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into small cubes and place in the slow cooker.  Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving (I like to use a silicon whisk to help the cream cheese completely dissolve into the soup).  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Garnish with additional bacon bits, shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped green onions and serve.  Serves: 4-5 people.   

Jenn's Notes: I like to use O'Brien hash browns with onions and diced peppers.  I usually use low-sodium chicken broth, 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup and 1/3 less fat cream cheese and it's still fabulous.  My potatoes are usually tender right around 6 hours. 


  1. This recipe sounds easy and so good! Perfect for a chilly night! =)
    Pinned to my soup board.

  2. Mm mm--sounds delish--I have added to my grocery list so I can make this ASAP!

  3. I make these with the shredded hash browns and they are super good. I also used to use the philly cooking cream which is harder to find now but there are a bunch of different flavors. I add a little extra chicken broth and then mixed in a little instant potatoes to make the base creamer. It was super tasty!! The leftovers are super popular and if I actually have an extras, it freezes great!!!

  4. This looks so good! I am obsessed with soup right now! All I need now is a slow cooker..

  5. OK...This sounds like something I'll have to try! A friend was just telling me about how good potato soup was made this way with hash browns. Pinning it!

    1. Hash Browns really are the perfect shortcut. Thanks for the pin!