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Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

I’ve been on a real soup-kick lately and this ultra-creamy crock pot potato soup recipe is one that my whole family loves.

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe

Before anyone says it, yes, I know that Crock Pot is a brand name and that most people these days say slow cooker instead.

I just can’t help it, y’all. A crock pot is a crock pot to me, even if it’s not a Crock Pot. Who’s confused? HA! If you’re interested, this is the Crock Pot I use the most in my own kitchen.

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

No matter what you call the magical kitchen appliance that it’s cooked in, you’re going to love this cheesy and delicious potato soup recipe.

The pound of Velveeta cheese in this soup pretty much means it tastes perfect. Yep, I said it. This potato soup is perfect!

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

This soup actually reminds me of the cheddar baked potato soup from Bob Evans which I’ve been obsessed with for many years.

RELATED: Check out our cheesy cauliflower soup and this amazing 15-bean soup recipe!

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

I love to add some fresh chopped green onions and crispy crumbled bacon to the top of my crock pot potato soup, but it’s certainly good without anything added!

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

I know it can be sort of overwhelming when you go online to look for great family recipes.

You can never tell which ones are going to be winners and which ones are going to be losers, and frankly, ain’t nobody got time for loser recipes!

Trust me, this potato soup is both easy and delicious.

If you love potatoes and cheese, it’s really a no-brainer.

I’ll love you forever if you Pin this recipe before taking off, and be sure to let me know how much you loved it in the comments below!

This easy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect family comfort food.

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Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

This easy, cheesy potato soup recipe is the perfect comfort dish for those chilly winter months or anytime you’re craving something delicious!


  • 6 large  peeled, Yukon Gold potatoes cut in 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-6 cups cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 pound Velveeta Cheese, cut into chunks
  • Bacon, fried and crumbled, optional
  • green onions, optional


  1. Add the potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and the chicken broth to a 4 quart or larger crock pot, stir and cook on high for about 3 ½ hours OR  6-8 hours on low, until potatoes are completely cooked and fork tender.
  2. At the end of the cooking time in step 1, whisk the 3 tablespoons of flour into the 1 cup of cold milk until smooth. Stir the flour mixture into the potatoes, add the ½ cup heavy cream, stir then cover and cook for another 30 minutes. Add the chunks of cheese and allow to melt. Garnish with bacon and green onions.


Note: This recipe calls for 4 cups of chicken broth. You can add another cup at the end if you find the soup is too thick for your liking. If you’re shopping for a slow cooker, this one is my favorite.

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  1. Ate 2 bowls after make it. I want to eat another but I cannot. Lovely, lively, tasteful. I will eat the soup for lunch next week and there afterwards.😃😃

    Rating: 5
  2. Cool recipe! Question… Can you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?

  3. I’m making this right now and it smells amazing! I used 6 cups of broth and I’m worried it may be too watery. I’m waiting for the cheese to melt right now but if it’s too watery for my liking is there something I can do? Maybe add more flour mixture or heavy cream? 😞

  4. This was pure perfection. We both went back for a 2nd bowl. Only thing I changed was adding diced carrots. Will absolutely be making this again and again and again. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Rating: 5
  5. This soup was absolutely delicious! I’m trying to be a bit healthier, so I only put in half of the Velveeta and it still came out super cheesy and yummy. I also added two little cans of hot green chiles and poured some Cholula on the top of my soup. Wow! Talk about spicy and really yummy! 

    Rating: 5
  6. Yummy! I can’t wait to try this. I’ve included your recipe in my recent roundup post on my blog, as well! :)

    Rating: 5
  7. Just made this tonight for my boyfriend and I and it is SO delicious! Definitely making this again! 

    Rating: 5
  8. I am so happy to find this recipe. Very delicious looking. One thing: can you substitute the Velveta for real cheese? Or will it clump up too much?


    • Hey Laura! I’m so glad you loved it. I know that a few of my readers have used real cheese in place of the velveeta and they said it works very well. I would recommend buying a block of cheese and grating it yourself instead of getting the shredded stuff in the bag. Off the block seems to melt better! :)

  9. Just curious, what size is your Yukon gold potato?  Do you have an approximate weight for the 6 potatoes you list?  I think I may get better results if I knew the difference of my large and your large!  Lol.  Thank you for a lovely recipe!  

    Rating: 5
  10. Made this recipe tonight with some cresonts soo yummy!

  11. I didnt find the same potatoes so I’m afraid I might not use the correct amount. Can you tell me roughly about how many cups it would be when diced?

  12. I love this recipe.  I was wondering if you have an instant pot version for this soup ? 

  13. Found your blog looking for a tater tot casserole recipe and my, I’ve bookmarked several of your recipes! Lots of delicious stuff. Maybe because I’m a Midwestern girl, too…Wanted to let you know that your crockpot links in this article aren’t working. So I’m dying to know what your favorite crockpot is! :-)

  14. Can you freeze leftovers

  15. How is the soup with vegetable  broth instead?  I am making it for a vegetarian. 

    Rating: 5
  16. Any idea on how to make this on an instant pot?

  17. I wonder what happens if you put the cheese in at the beginning. … oops

    • Deanna your comment made me laugh. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done something like that when cooking! It happens! I hope you’ll try it again. :)

  18. I love this recipe. I added broccoli And some tomato sauce and it gave it a bit more flavor.  Super yummy! 

    Rating: 5
  19. I used bacon flavored salt. It gave it a really good bacony flavor. Great soup, thanks for sharing!

  20. This is THE BEST potato soup! Last time i made it i used a little more velveeta and a whole block of cream cheese as well. Oh. My. Goodness. 🤤 everyone raved! I always serve with shredded cheese, real bacon bits, and green onion. Thank u so much. This has been a hit with so many relatives and friends!

    Rating: 5
  21. Delicious!!  I’ve been looking for a good potato soup recipe since having it for the first time at subway 2 years ago and this is the first one that has even stepped up to the plate!!  Not quite subway potato soup but still sooooo good loved it!!

    Rating: 5
  22. I was a little skeptical, but this was delicious. I used a 32 oz bag of frozen diced hashbrowned potatoes, and it worked beautifully–for those who want to make this even easier. It looked like a lot of garlic and onion, but ended up being perfect. I also threw in some precooked diced ham at the beginning and it added some yummy flavor and texture. I think my husband liked this best out of anything I’ve made lately. I can see this being good for a potluck. Thank you for a keeper recipe.

    Rating: 5
  23. Love this soup and freezes well

    Rating: 4
  24. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!! I didn’t have heavy cream so I added evaporated milk ( I Googled it). This has become one of my family’s favorite meals!!

    Rating: 5
  25. This was delicious! I added more garlic because I like it that way. And everything else exactly as written. So yummy!

    Rating: 5
  26. This was amazing!!! Im very very picky when it comes to potato soup,I have never made it because I’m so picky I always got it from a certain restaurant (O’Charley”s) but I made this and OMG it was delicious and my husband agreed!!! So thank you soooo much for this recipe!!!

    Rating: 4
  27. I’m out of my house for at least 12 hours. Do you recommend shorting the time by an hour so it doesn’t over cook?

  28. Delicious! Even my meat-loving husband thoroughly enjoyed this version of potato soup. However, potatoes not as tender as he likes in time, so we transferred everything to stovetop and finished up.

    Rating: 5
  29. I don’t have veleveta. Can I substitute for cheddar? I know it won’t be the same, but curious since I don’t want to wait to make it! 

  30. Can you freeze this soup?

    Rating: 5
  31. Delicious. I used sharp cheder cheese instead of Velveeta.

    Rating: 5
  32. Loved thia recipe! I added carrots and celery; awesome!!

    Rating: 5
  33. First of all, this recipe is wonderful. I tweeted it about to my liking and it came out amazing. I used 6 cups of broth instead of 4 and left out the garlic and green onions. It was a hit and I’ll definitely be making it again.

    Rating: 5
  34. This was absolutely fantastic!!! The cheese didn’t overpower the flavor, it was nice and mild, but definitely present. It was smooth and creamy and so, so good! My son (age 9) wants me to make it all the time, now. The recipe says 4-6 cups of chicken broth. I chose to go right up the middle with 5 cups. It wasn’t thick, but certainly not watery, either. I’ll stick with 5 cups. I used white pepper as opposed to black pepper just because I like the smooth flavor of white pepper, but beyond that, I followed the recipe exactly. It’s going to become a staple menu item at our house.

    Rating: 5
  35. Has anyone ever tried to freeze this? 

  36. I made it tonight and it’s delicious. If you like it thick I recommend 4 cups of broth. Definitely try it!! Thank for you the great recipe!! 😊

    Rating: 5
  37. That looks delicious!!

  38. I will be going on a soft diet. This will be great for me

  39. My family can not get enough of this great soup! 

    Rating: 5
  40. This looks fabulous! Cheesy potatoes, is there a better soup combo???

  41. This is absolutely delicious!! Actually making the recipe for the 3rd time today. It’s amazing!

    Rating: 5
  42. This sounds so good. Going to try it for sure. Love that some one else calls all crock pots, crock pots. I have been corrected many times, but they are still crock pots.

  43. I did not get Velveeta. Do you think sharp cheddar or mozzarella would work?

  44. How can I make this in an instant pot instead of crock pot?

  45. Which cheese we can use instead Velveeta ?

  46. I substituted cheddar cheese for velvetta, adds a diffe Flavor to the soup!

  47. Hi I’m confused on do you do step 2 at the beginning of 30 mins before it’s done lol someone help I’m making it now

  48. This asks for velveeta… can I use regular cheese? Same amount?

  49. Made this last week. Best potato soup I’ve ever had. We had everything on hand but the onions and bacon so I didn’t bother with those two things and it was still amazing. Hearty, creamy, and the family wanted seconds! Definitely a staple soup in this kitchen. 

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  51. Makes me so hungry to look at photo of soup. Will need to save other 2 recipes. We love soup for supper in warmer weather, that way not eating heavy meal but eating nutritious food. Will enjoy this soup very much. When people get older often don’t want or need to eat big meal. I will be 77 in July and hubs was 75 this past Oct.
    Enjoy your weekend

  52. Hi Crissy,
    I sure wish this bowl of soup was on my table right now, it looks fabulous! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  53. YUMMY!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  54. This soup looks so good! I’ll have to make a pot! Thanks for sharing@ #HomeMattersParty

  55. Yum, my aunt Doris made potato soup and I always wanted that recipe, now I have it 

  56. Yay, what could be more delicious than potatoe soup that’s loaded with cheese and made in a crock pot. Pinned, thank you Crissy, it sounds delicious

  57. This looks so good! Nothing better than cheesy potato soup!

  58. Cheesy Potato Soup is my all time favorite soup, and making it in the crock pot makes it all the better! Love this recipe, and I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

  59. Very Yummy ! The kind on soupe I love with this cold weather ! 

  60. What a delightful comfort food! It does look perfect! I used my “crockpot” often… and call it a crockpot… don’t know if I will ever be able to change to slow cooker! :)

  61. Added to my Pinterest queue. This recipe looks fantastic! I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.

  62. This looks great on a cold day.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  63. I really can not even put into words how much I love cheese!

  64. This sounds so good, I’m making it today! But, I added carrots, and will add spinach when the cream goes in. Can’t wait to eat it tonight!

  65. This looks like a wonderful comfort food and super delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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