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!
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 soup actually reminds me of the cheddar baked potato soup from Bob Evans which I’ve been obsessed with for many years.
I love to add some fresh chopped green onions and crispy crumbled bacon to the top of my crock pot cheesy potato soup, but it’s certainly good without anything added!
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.
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CROCK POT CHEESY POTATO SOUP RECIPE
YIELD: 6-8 SERVINGS
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
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 to 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
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 about 6 hours on low.
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 or until potatoes are tender. Add the chunks of cheese and allow to melt. Garnish with bacon and green onions.
Note: This recipe calls for 4-6 cups of chicken broth. This really depends on if you like a very thick soup or a slightly thinner soup. Adjust this to fit your preference! I like mine closer to 6 cups.