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Today, I’m sharing my most popular recipe from Simply Made with Love with you, crock pot potato soup. This recipe was one I created just over a year ago. The winter in Texas last year was very cold, especially for this Florida girl. I was looking for cozy meals that didn’t take a lot of effort. This soup turned out better than I could have ever expected. To date, it has almost 2 MILLION views over on SMWL. Add it to your menu, it will not disappoint!
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- 1 32 oz bag Frozen Hash Browns Cubed
- 1 32 oz box chicken broth low sodium can be used
- 1 can (10oz) cream of chicken soup do not add water
- 1 8oz package cream cheese not fat free
- 3 oz bacon bits
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-2 pinches salt and pepper to taste
- Directions: Put the hash browns in the crockpot.
- Add in the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits.
- Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
- An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into very small cubes. Place the cubes in the crock pot.
- Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving. You may have to put some muscle in to get it completely mixed in. Once the cream cheese is completely mixed in, it's ready to serve.
- Top with cheddar cheese and some additional bacon bits. Enjoy!
This recipe is awesome!! Love it. So easy.
With the frozen hashbrowns thaws and cooked, is this recipe easily re-freeazable or not? Thanks.
Sherry Carter says
This is so EASY and so DELICIOUS. Does anyone know how many calories in a 1 cup serving?
Are the hash browns the shredded kind, I’m a little confused because it says cubed?
Hi! They are not shredded, they may say diced on the package.
Can I use just regular potatoes cubed and if so how much would you say?
Absolutely, the smaller they are the faster they’ll cook. Try to dice them as small as the frozen ones. I’d do the same amount in the frozen bag, about 3 3/4 cups.
Would the regular hash browns in the bag work?? I didn’t read it said cubed & bought just regular streddered… Hope so mines already cooking..
Southern hash brown
I made this, but just on the stove, not in the crocky. I just cooked the hash browns first. Then let it simmer a while. So good. Thanks.
Any nutritional information available? I’m a bariatric patient and would love to know the carb and protein count! It sounds SO good!! Thanks!
We have made this twice, and a friend just said it was the best soup he had ever tasted! We have added onions, and leeks. It really is fantastic, we will make it often here in the frozen North.Thank you!
Thank you so much, you made my night!
Hey how much onion and leeks did you guys add?
Amy Ranz says
I’ve been making Leah ‘ s potatoe soup for about a year now. I also normally put it on the stove if I need it w/in the hour. I did make a little substitution, I use onion powder instead of onion bc of 1 picky child that that could spot an onion from a mile away. I also double the batch & I only use 1/2 of the block of cream cheese. (it’s good with the whole block but it very very rich)
THANK YOU LEAH for this wonderful easy recipe, my kids ask for it all the time (even when it 110 degrees outside) LOL
Lisa Wood says
I’m also wanting to double it. Did you thaw thw potaotes first and also what temperature?
Brenda Lowe says
Making this for dinner tonight…it’s in the crockpot as we speak! Thanks for the super simple recipe!
I made this and it’s very runny… not sure if using an entire box of broth is my issue or what.
I followed the recipe step by step and everything costed less than $10 to make. II made this soup last night and I plan to make it again next week. It came out flavorful and super tasty. Thinks for making this easy for me hahaha =)
I made this last night for the first time and I love it my family said it was really good I will be making this again and again.
Can you cook the potatoes a day ahead and then reheat and add cream cheese. I need this for a noon party and don’t want to get up at 3:00 am to start thr soup
What happens if I cook it 1/2 the time on high? Does it ruin the soup?
I always cook it on high for a cpl hours so it doesn’t take as long after work. Still comes out perfect. I also add the bacon at the beginning for that extra flavor
Jon Morgan says
We cooked this yesterday & my wife actually added a bag (32 oz) & a half of cubed potatoes instead of 1.. It came out really thick,how do I thin it out to get it to how it is normally with what’s remaining??.. Add more chicken broth??.
Made this once and it turned out so good. Looking to make it again but for someone who doesn’t eat pork. Was planning on just cooking Turkey bacon and throwing those pieces in instead. Unless anyone else has recommendations. Thanks in advance!
I absolutely love this soup. I have made it a handful of times and always get rave reviews from family. This last time I made it I doubled it, but felt maybe the potatoes could have cooked a little longer. Should I have adjusted the cooking time to be a little longer? Thanks in advance and thanks for the recipe!!