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A grey bowl of potato soup topped with bacon crumbs, cheese stripes and thyme. Potatoes in background.
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5 from 2 votes

Cheesy Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup is the perfect comfort food for cold winter evenings that your whole family will love! This creamy crockpot potato soup is loaded with flavor, comforting, and easy to throw together. Perfect for cold winter days!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 40 minutes
Total Time4 hours 50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 lbs potatoes about 5 medium
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper

Serve with:

  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Ham


  • In a pan or the insert of your slow cooker heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes, add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Then add diced celery and saute for a few more minutes.
  • In the meantime, peel and dice the potatoes.
  • Spray slow cooker insert with cooking spray. In cooker, combine sauteed onion mixture, potatoes, and broth. (Instructions for cooking on the stove are below the recipe card)
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Increase heat setting to high. Whisk cornstarch and milk together. Stir into soup. Cook for 15-30 minutes or until thickened. Puree or mash part of the soup if you want a creamier texture.
  • Stir in cheese until well melted. Add thyme and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve topped with sour cream, more cheese, and cooked, crumbled bacon.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 30.1mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 5.7mg