Potato Cheddar Soup topped with shredded cheese and sliced green onions in a round brown dish with a brown towel behind on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup

When the weather cools off, it’s a great time to break out the slow-cooker. Make this delicious potato and cheddar soup for an easy dinner.

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When the weather starts to cool down I love to pull out the slow-cooker and start making some delicious soups and chili recipes. I also love almost anything with potatoes, so decided I needed to try some potato soup recipes. Since cheese is also a favorite I made a potato and cheddar soup.

This recipe is mostly based on one of my favorite cookbooks, 100 Days of Real Food. We made just a few slight changes to make it to our tastes. We also realized that in the book she says it’s good to freeze. The soup does not reheat well for us. This is one to make with a larger group or make sure to eat leftovers within a day or two.

Since this is a slow-cooker recipe, it’s great for those busy weekday dinners. Get everything started in the morning. You will have a delicious dinner ready when you get home.

Step by Step

Start by chopping up the potatoes and onions. I usually cut the potatoes into pieces that are about 1 inch, and chop the onion very small. You don’t want to bite into a huge chunk of onion when eating the soup.

Bamboo cutting board with diced tomatoes and onions with minced garlic

Place the potatoes, onion, garlic, and chicken broth into the slow cooker. Put on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Slow cooker with broth, potatoes, and diced onions

Use a potato masher to lightly mash up the potatoes. You don’t want to go overboard and make mashed potatoes in there. You want to crush the potatoes a little bit to release some of the starch into the soup. Add the butter and heavy cream. Use an immersion blender to combine.

Immersion blender mixing butter, cheddar cheese, and cream into cooked potato and broth mixture

Add the cheddar cheese in and stir until it has melted into the soup. Serve the soup warm and garnish with some freshly chopped green onions if desired.

Potato Cheddar Soup topped with shredded cheese and sliced green onions in a round brown dish with a brown towel behind on a wooden surface (vertical)

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Originally Published On: October 29, 2017

Last Updated On: November 13, 2019

Potato Cheddar Soup topped with shredded cheese and sliced green onions in a round brown dish with a brown towel behind on a wooden surface

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup

When the weather cools off, it’s a great time to break out the slow-cooker. Make this delicious potato and cheddar soup for an easy dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, one pan, potatoes, soup
Servings: 6 cups
4.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Toppings such as cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, sliced green onions

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes and place in a slow-cooker
  • Add the onion, broth, and garlic
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 hours
  • Add the butter and puree the soup with an immersion or hand blender
  • Stir in the cream and cheddar cheese
  • Serve the soup warm with desired toppings
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 350.7 Calories from Fat 217
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.09g37%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 76.76mg26%
Sodium 863.07mg36%
Potassium 783.05mg22%
Carbohydrates 20.95g7%
Fiber 3.78g15%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 14.36g29%
Vitamin A 785.59IU16%
Vitamin C 28.45mg34%
Calcium 341.35mg34%
Iron 5.17mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 thoughts on “Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup”

    1. Hmm…. I’ve never tried that because I personally don’t really care for sweet potatoes. I don’t know how the flavor of them would work with the other flavors, but if you think it would be good you could experiment!

  1. OMG this recipe couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Been meaning to try a potatoes soup. Was thinking of making a Toscana soup but this looks really neat too.

  2. thefashionableaccountant

    Wow this looks amazing!! This is exactly what I need with the colder weather happening!! I wonder If I could make Broccoli cheddar a similar way? xo

  3. I am on a slow cooker kick right now- especially soups! Potato soup is one of my favorites so I’m excited to try your recipe!

  4. This would be perfect for this beautiful fall night. I might try to make this tomorrow night. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe.

  5. Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup dish looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing it. It is a great dish to make when my family comes over for dinner on the weekends.

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