Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

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.

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.

This recipe is mostly based on one of my favorite cookbooks, 100 Days of Real Food, with 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, but both times we have tried it was not good when we tried to reheat. So this is one to make with a larger group or know that you will eat any leftovers within a day or two.


Since this is a slow-cooker recipe, it’s great for those busy weekday dinners. Just get everything started in the morning and you will have a delicious dinner 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).

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

Add the rest of the ingredients except the cheddar cheese into the soup. Put on the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

After it’s done cooking, use a potato masher to lightly mash up the potatoes. You don’t want to go overboard and make mashed potatoes in there, but you want to crush the potatoes a little bit to release some of the starch into the soup.

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

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

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

Recipe

Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

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 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 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
  • Serve the soup warm with desired toppings
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 629mg 26%
Potassium 746mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 34.5%
Calcium 7%
Iron 27.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup Recipe

18 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

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