Loaded Potato Soup

You Can Make This Potato Soup in the Crock Pot!

Easy soups are a staple at our house.

This loaded potato soup is something we make often! Even the teenagers make this recipe during the busy school week!

Ingredients Needed for Loaded Potato Soup

  • Cheddar cheese soup (We’ve also used sliced American cheese in a pinch! 12 slices is normally perfect!)
  • Chicken bouillon granules. You can also use Better Than Bouillon paste. I add this “to taste” 
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 32 oz frozen southern style potatoes (or dice and quickly cook your own fresh potatoes!)
  • 16 oz diced ham (Or chopped, cooked bacon. Or, you can even use REAL store bought bacon bits!)
  • Grated cheddar cheese and green onion for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons powdered garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Loaded Potato Soup in the Crock Pot

  • Add cheddar cheese soup, water, chicken bouillon, garlic powder, cream cheese, potatoes, and ham to the crock pot.
  • Stir until well incorporated.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours
  • Use a whisk to make sure cream cheese is melted through the soup.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with grated cheese and green onion.

How to Make Loaded Potato Soup on the Stove

Add Add cheddar cheese soup, water, chicken bouillon, cream cheese, potatoes, and ham to a large stock pot.

Heat on medium high while whisking.

Once soup starts boiling, turn on low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Whisk again for a smoother soup.

I also recommend taking 3 cups of the soup and blending in a blender. Add cream or water as needed to thin out the soup, if desired.

Additional Topping Ideas for Loaded Potato Soup

  • Bacon bits
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Croutons
  • Chives

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loaded potato soup

Loaded Potato Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Campbellā€™s cheddar cheese soup
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tsp chicken bouillon granules
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 32 oz frozen southern style potatoes
  • 16 oz diced ham
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese and green onion to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a crock pot combine cheddar cheese soup, water, garlic powder, chicken bouillon, cream cheese, potatoes, salt and pepper, and ham.
  2. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  4. Use a whisk to make sure cream cheese is melted through the soup.
  5. Serve with grated cheese and green onion.
  6. Serve immediately and add additional toppings if desired.

Notes

For a creamier version, replace half the water with whole milk.
For additional creaminess, place 2-3 cups of the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Then, return to slow cooker or stock pot for a creamier base.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1611mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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