Simple Crockpot Potato Soup

Happy frigid Wednesday! Like most of the nation, we’re freezing our sweet-patooties off here in Texas. Granted it’s not exactly the same as what’s happening up North, but we start whimpering when it dips below 50-degrees. And what’s better on a cold day, than a bowl of soup?! How about a bowl of soup that practically makes itself, and is so good you’ll want to rub your face in it?!

Hi Sugarplum | Simple Crockpot Potato Soup

I’ve never been a big Potato Soup person…mostly because I assumed it was super fattening, and who wants to peel potatoes? (The answer, in case you were wondering: not me!) But my kids always order it when we’re out, so I thought I’d give it a whirl at home. Paula Deen and her fabulous little recipe did us right!

Hi Sugarplum | Simple Crockpot Potato Soup

1 bag frozen hash browns
2 (14oz) cans chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2c chopped onion
1/3tsp black pepper.
8oz block of cream cheese
Combine frozen hash browns, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, chopped onion, black pepper. 
Cook in crock pot on low for 5 hours.
Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stir occasionally.
Top with chopped green onion, shredded cheese and bacon.

Hi Sugarplum | Simple Crockpot Potato Soup

I’ve made this 3 times in the past month, and it’s always devoured by everyone. I prefer it with diced hash brown potatoes because it makes the soup chunkier. I’ve also doubled the recipe…my crock pot was veeeeery full, but it worked.

Hi Sugarplum | Simple Crockpot Potato Soup

You can smell it, can’t you?? Stop licking the screen, it doesn’t taste the same! What is your comfort food when it’s Canada-cold outside? Stay warm, lovebugs!

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  1. yum, this looks SO good (perfect for chilly winter days!) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  2. Brigitte wrote:

    Waving at you from frozen Toronto, Ontario where it was -40 Celsius with the wind chill yesterday! My fave is always chili – I'm sure it's not Texas style, but it's just the thing in this bitter winter weather. 🙂

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  3. Not feeling the cold temps . . but I'm feeling that soup. YUM! R takes soup or salad to school everyday so I think this may be a huge hit with her. Thanks, doll.

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  4. Vel Criste wrote:

    Just what I need! Thanks a bunch Cassie!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  5. Look delish!!!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  6. This is one of my very favorite recipes!! Perfect for today's weather!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  7. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Yum! Will have to try this. Hubby's favorite soup is potato.

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  8. That is soooo much simpler than my recipe. Thanks for sharing, Cassie.

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  9. Oh wow, I'm off to buy the ingredients now…

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  10. Jodi wrote:

    This looks familiar to one I have tried before. I pinned this. Thanks!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  11. Ashley wrote:

    Try adding dry ranch powder next time YUM!

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  12. Jess Fakes wrote:

    With below zero temps here this past weekend, our menu included chili and chicken dumpling soup. Thanks for this recipe! I already bought all the ingredients to make it this weekend 🙂

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  13. Ginnie wrote:

    This looks delicious and perfect for the cold weather we are having in NYC! I'm afraid to go outside;)

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
  14. Anne wrote:

    Yum looks delicious! I have to try it- we've been freezing here too!

    Posted 1.9.14 Reply
  15. I love this recipe too and also prefer the diced potatoes for a chunky style soup. So easy and so delicious!

    Posted 1.9.14 Reply
  16. Allison wrote:

    I wish I had a bowl of that soup right now! Looks so yummy. Good comfort food!

    Posted 1.9.14 Reply
  17. Oh! I am always on the lookout for a yummy slow cooker meal that doesn't take forever in the prep time department for our Sunday lunch. We get home from sunday school/church exactly at lunch time. this looks fabulous in the prep AND yummy factor for sure! ~H

    Posted 1.9.14 Reply
  18. Liz wrote:

    I'm eating this right now and it's pretty darn good! Thanks for the great slow-cooker recipe. BTW, this cold weather is for the birds; I moved to Texas to get away from all this!

    Posted 1.10.14 Reply
  19. Good to know you tried the diced potatoes. You are such a rebel! For real! I have made this several times but always used the shredded and kind of wished it was chunkier… Duh why didn't I just try diiiiceeddd. Haha now I gotta make it TODAY. Have a happy weekend!

    Posted 1.11.14 Reply
  20. Melanie wrote:

    We loved the soup, thank you! I used diced potatoes and it turned out perfect. Love your blog too:)

    Posted 1.13.14 Reply
  21. We are total food snobs in our house, so we tend to make meals that have a bazillion steps and ingredients. The taste is amazing, but sometimes things take 3 hours to make and only 10 minutes to eat, which can be frustrating. We have tossed many of our simple recipes out over time. But sometimes a simple recipe like this soup fits the bill so I can get other things done!

    Posted 1.14.14 Reply
  22. Can you freeze this?

    Posted 3.1.15 Reply
    • That's a good question…and I'm not sure…we've never had leftovers!!!

      Posted 3.2.15 Reply
  23. Michelle wrote:

    I added dried dill to mine. It gave it a little zest & zip…and was a hit with my whole family!

    Posted 2.28.17 Reply
    • Michelle wrote:

      PS…I forgot to mention I used this as a side dish with stuffing & grilled steaks. If you cook it longer…and on high for 2 hours and low for 4 than turn off and let it sit for 30 mins (doing the last 5 mins with the lid removed)…it becomes thicker. More of a potato cassrole.

      Posted 2.28.17 Reply
  24. Carol wrote:

    How many does it serve?

    Posted 11.5.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh gosh, that’s a good question!! It fills my crockpot to the rim, so a pretty hearty batch! But my family of 4 can eat the entire thing in one sitting!

      Posted 11.5.17 Reply
  25. Pat B wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I would NEVER have thought if using hash browns——so smart.

    Posted 1.2.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      No washing, peeling and chopping!!

      Posted 1.2.18 Reply
  26. Rebecca wrote:

    Any chance you have an instant pot conversion? I love making in the crock pot but short on time tomorrow. Thanks!

    Posted 10.4.18 Reply
  27. Kelly wrote:

    I have hash browns but their not frozen. What does this do to the cooking time?

    Posted 1.12.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Likely just cuts down on it a bit!

      Posted 1.12.20 Reply
  28. danielle germond wrote:

    This soup is absolutely delisious! And its even better if you add
    14oz sliced (pan fried) ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE AND 2 tsp CAJUN SEASONING and 1Cup Cheddar Cheese with cream cheese at the end.
    But, don’t have any patience so I cook mine, in the pressure cooker for 35 minutes.
    My husband loves it so much, that for me to have left overs . (he will eat it all in the middle of the night) .i usually make another batch immediately after the first one is done to double the recipe (my pressure cooker is only big enough for 1 recipe at a time) .Both soups in less then 2 hrs usually 1.5 hrs. love, love, love…….

    Posted 5.30.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Sounds great, I love your addition!

      Posted 6.1.20 Reply
  29. Kassidyemery wrote:

    Do you cut the cream cheese into cubes before adding? Or just throw in the entire block?


    Posted 10.28.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I usually cut it a little just so it melts faster!

      Posted 10.28.21 Reply
  30. Stacy wrote:

    My favorite recipe! I’m wondering if this can be cooked on the stove?

    Posted 11.17.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Stacy! I’m sure that it can, but I haven’t tried it! xo, C

      Posted 11.17.21 Reply
  31. Carol wrote:

    Add a slice of ham steak to it cubed and add cheddar cheese at end with cream cheese! Delicious!

    Posted 1.28.24 Reply