Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

I loved potato soup. I have tried to make it a few times in the past, but every recipe was missing something. I’d move on to the next, and that one would be missing something different.

I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup from Mama Loves Food and decided to give it a try. I was intrigued because it used cream cheese instead of cream or milk.

I didn’t have my expectations too incredibly high as I apparently fail at making baked potato soup, but we were all pleasantly surprised. It was delicious. My daughter has started rating my food, and promptly informed me that this was ‘blog worthy,’ which means she really really liked it.

I didn’t really change anything about the original recipe. Except I cut it down. Either she has the world’s largest crock pot or her potatoes were really dense. I figured out halfway through my chopping that five pounds of diced potatoes were not going to fit in my 5 quart crock pot.

Oh well. Even with this cut back, it made 8 huge servings, about 1.5 cups each. I briefly considered subbing cauliflower for half the potatoes to cut back on calories. When I ran it through my recipe analyzer, though, I was surprised to find that one serving was only 200 calories a serving! I doubled checked that because WOW! It came to 275 with a crumbled piece of turkey bacon and some reduced fat cheddar cheese. Again, WOW!

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Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

3 lbs Russet Potatoes
½ Medium Yellow Onion
5 Cloves Garlic (1 Tbsp Diced Equivalent)
6 Cups Chicken Stock or Broth
12 oz Cream Cheese (I used Fat Free)
1 Tbsp Seasoned Salt (I used Bacon Salt)
Optional Garnishes: Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions

Wash and dice potatoes, leaving the skin on. Also dice the onion.

Add potatoes, onion, garlic, seasoning, and broth to crock pot.

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Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.

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Add the cream cheese and mix well. Mama Loves Food suggests using an immersion blender, which is what I did. I have a lot of fun kitchen stuffs. They make me happy.

If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can either take half the soup out, put it in a regular blender or food processor with the cream cheese, blend, and mix it back in; or you can just mash it like mashed potatoes until it’s the desired consistency.

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Also, if using an immersion blender, don’t pull it out of the soup with the blades still going. I had quite the mess to clean up. Oops.

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Back on track though… once it’s all mixed together, put it in a bowl, top with desired garnishes, and enjoy.

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For a printable version of this recipe, click here.

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"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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50 Responses to Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

  1. Oh yeah……….liked it, pinned it, now I gotta’ make it!

  2. God that looks delicious!

  3. Jennifer M. says:

    I love it! “Blog worthy.” May I borrow that phrase?

  4. Corina says:

    I love cheesy potato things and with bacon so much the better. Delicious and easy soup.

  5. Jessica D. Stampe says:

    Potato soup in a CROCK POT? Count me in! If I didn’t have dinner already planned for tomorrow… darn.

  6. Now this is definitely something I will have to try. I bet my daughter and husband would appreciate this as well! Thank you for sharing this! Now.. I just have to purchase a crock pot… Yum.

    • pamasaurus says:

      You’re welcome! You could probably adapt it for stove top… but I’m a HUGE fan of my crock pot. So, I will not discourage you from purchasing one ;)

  7. bigsmileu1 says:

    My sister would love this! She has always loved baked-potato soup. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Veronica says:

    It looks like there is diced onion in the second picture. Should the recipe read 1/2 a yellow ONION instead of 1/2 a yellow potato? Either way, this recipe sounds delicious. I cannot wait to try it! Thanks for posting.

  9. Sheryl says:

    The soup looks delicious. I’ll have to try it sometime soon.

  10. Yummmmm! AND Gluten-free!! :D

    • pamasaurus says:

      Is it? That’s awesome!

      • Yep, as long as the stock/broth used is a gluten-free broth (or homemade) and the seasoned salt is gluten-free, its good to go! FYI – Progressive Broths are gluten-free and so is Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Sadly that Bacon Salt (which looks fabu) has gluten. :(

      • Oooooh, I checked further………the “natural” bacon salt is gluten-free………..looks like a trip to the store is in order! YAY!!

      • pamasaurus says:

        It’s hard to find, so I hope they have it somewhere near you :D

    • pamasaurus says:

      that natural kind is what I have, actually. I finally got around to looking at it :D

      • I went to my local Jewel store and the lady there knew exactly what I was talking about. They don’t carry it on the shelves anymore, but they order it by the case for one other person. I ordered one bottle to try…….. I’ve got my fingers crossed they have it. I should hopefully have it by the 14th! **fingers crossed** !!! :)

  11. hautemealz says:

    Oh man…I want that for breakfast right now!

  12. rogueretlaw says:

    I don’t normally like potato soup, I think this will be an expection! *yum*

  13. Sounds delicious! I love potato soup too :)

  14. arzea says:

    This looks delicious!! I am going to make this in the next few weeks, even though it’s 90 degrees everyday, I appreciate a good potato soup!!

  15. Linda Bange says:

    My daughter puts cream cheese in all kinds of things. I’ll have to give this a try!

    • pamasaurus says:

      Cream cheese is really versatile. I just started using it in more recipes recently, and haven’t been disappointed!

  16. tammyehoney says:

    After having oral surgery and awaiting another next month this is one of my more favorite recipes so am very anxious to try this version. Will let you know with an update any variations that I make on my blog…thank you for sharing.

  17. This is not just soup!!! Its potato soup…love it!

  18. Jenn B. says:

    Made this today!!!! It was absolutely delicious and I have to admit the best potato soup Ive ever had, even better than the ones Ive had at resturaunts! Thanks so much for this recipe, I loved it so much I pinned it!

  19. arzea says:

    I made this tonight except on the stovetop! It was DELICIOUS!!!

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