Crockpot Potato Soup

Crockpot Potato Soup using a roux, not cream of chicken soup. You can pronounce all of the ingredients in this soup and control the salt.

Updated 11/06/2020 (left the skins off this time)

A bowl of crockpot potato soup with a spoon in it ready to scoop and eat.

Can you cook raw potatoes in a slow cooker?

Absolutely. Potatoes can be cooked many different ways in a slow cooker. From soup, to mashed potatoes, to baked potatoes.

What is the best way to thicken potato soup.

My method is one way to thicken the soup. If you are making a different recipe and want it thicker, try adding 1 cup of cold liquid to 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved and slowly add to the soup. Or, you could even try to add a can of cream of something soup.

What is the best kind of potato to use for potato soup?

Waxy potatoes like, New potatoes, French fingerling, Red bliss, baby potatoes, Red Adirondack are some of them you can use.

What is good with potato soup?

  • Sandwiches
  • Chicken
  • Rolls
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers

Other soup ideas..

Potato and Ham Soup

Beef Vegetable Soup

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Crockpot Potato Soup

Crockpot Potato Soup using a roux, not cream of chicken soup. You can pronounce all of the ingredients in this soup and control the salt.
Course Lunch, Main, Main Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot potato soup, crockpot potato soup with milk, crockpot potato soup without cream of chicken, how to make crockpot potato soup, potato soup slow cooker
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
0 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 368kcal


  • 5 Cups Water
  • 5 Red Potatoes, Medium, Diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt (or less – as desired)
  • 2 Tbsp Chicken "Better than Bouillon" base
  • 1 Cup Onion, Diced
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 6 Slices Bacon If desired
  • Cheddar Cheese, Shredded If desired
  • Green Onion, Chopped If desired
  • Sour Cream If desired


  • Add water, diced potatoes, diced onions, onion powder, salt and chicken base to crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
    Crockpot Potato Soup
  • About 30 minutes to an hour before the potatoes are done, fry up your bacon and drain. Set aside to cool.
    Crockpot Potato Soup
  • When the potatoes are tender, start making the roux. Melt the butter in a skillet on med/low heat. (I reused my skillet I fried my bacon in after draining the grease) Slowly add the flour with a whisk. After the butter and flour are combined (it will be thick), add the milk, about a tablespoon at a time. Keep whisking until combined and thickened. This is what it should look like at this point.
  • Start adding 1 cup of the broth from your potatoes. Add in slowly and continue to whisk.
    Crockpot Potato Soup
  • Repeat the above process 1 cup at a time until almost all of your broth is gone. I managed to get 3 cups of broth.
  • Once the sauce is creamy, pour it back into the crockpot with the potatoes. Stir and you’re ready to serve.
    Crockpot Potato Soup
  • Add your desired toppings. Enjoy!!


ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.Β  NOTE:Β  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 982mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. i love potato soup I’m a big fan of soul food. Im gonna try this with a hamhock!
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  2. I love potato soap, but I have never made mine in the Crockpot. I will have to give it a go! Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest board.
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  3. Thanks for stopping by and for pinning it…much appreciated. Have a great day πŸ˜‰

  4. I need to use my crock pot more and this soup looks so good. My daughter thinks so too. I had her help me pick the Dare to Share Feature of the Day, and asked if we could try your recipe. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up.
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    • Thanks so much and I appreciate you picking it as a feature. Pass along my thanks to your daughter. Hope you get the chance to try it!!

      Have a great day πŸ˜‰

  5. Kristina and Millie

    leave out those onions and I will be all over your crock pot potato soup! looks delish so pinning to save! thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
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  6. I love baked potato soup but have never tried making it in a crockpot! What a great idea! Pinned!
    Thanks for linking up at Merry Mondays!
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  7. Potato soup is way up there on the comfort food list. We have a slight cool down coming tonight…will warm back up, but I’m gonna take advantage of it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Have a great day πŸ˜‰

  8. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
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  9. I want a big bowl of this with some Halloween Trash Bars for dessert! Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinned ’em! πŸ™‚
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  10. Thanks so much for this recipe, Bobbi. I love soup recipes, especially the ones that cook in the crock pot all day. I think my family would love this with a little Frank’s Hot Sauce drizzled over the top before serving. Pinning now – thanks, again!
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  11. I love potato soup. Even better in the crockpot. Thanks for linking with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Hope to see you again this week.
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  12. KC the Kitchen Chopper

    Your potato soup sounds so warm and inviting. Perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you Thursday 9:00 PM EST. I pinned your recipe. I also linked up to #WhatsScarier…

  13. My husband is a fussy eater but especially with soups but I thinks he’s gonna like this one! Yum, pinning!
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    • My hubs is like that too. He’s more of a meat and potatoes man. Very few soups and casseroles get past him. But he did like this one, so maybe your hubs will too πŸ™‚
      Thanks for coming by and thanks a bunch for pinning it!!

      Have a great day!

  14. Yay! I’m always looking for new crockpot recipes and I LOVE potato soup! Excited about this recipe! Pinning to try!
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  15. I love Soup and your Crockpot Potato Soup looks awesome. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  16. Oh my goodness, another one! Ohhhhhhh I’ve got to have this. I’ve been looking for crock pot recipes! mmmmmmmm Don’t forget if you have time please come share them ALL!!! HEHEHEHEHE… well some anyways…. πŸ™‚
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  17. I love making potato soup, but I have never made it in the crockpot. Sounds like I need to give it a try!!
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  18. Oooh this sounds so good! I love a good soup recipe, and especially one that’s totally comfort food! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
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  19. This just screams fall comfort food to me! Yum!
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  20. I love making soups on chilly fall days! I have to remember this in a week or two when it gets colder! Thanks for linking up!
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  21. This looks yummy!

  22. I’m drooling, that bacon alone looks amazingly delish. Thanks for sharing! I’m sharing a new recipe today too. I hope your having a great Monday!
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