Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

On cold winter days, this easy crockpot potato soup recipe is popular in my house.  It’s a super easy soup that is thrown in the slow cooker. Serve this homemade  soup when you need a no hassle dinner for a busy weeknight!

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Tips for Making Soup in the Slow Cooker

Making this homemade soup in the crockpot is a great way to have dinner ready to go when you get home from work.   This crockpot potato soup can be loaded into the slow cooker in the morning and simmer all day. 


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Cooking soups in a slow cooker is very simple.  Just toss in the ingredients, turn on the slow cooker and let it cook away. You go do more important things. Or go to work and earn a living! Most slow cookers have two temperature settings – low and high. Cooking your homemade soups on low heat will better enhance the flavors.
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What Kind of Potatoes Are Best for Soups?

There are dozens of varieties of potatoes.  Which potatoes are best for homemade soups?  Here are some of the best varieties to try for the perfect bowl of potato soup:

  • Red Potatoes. These have a low starch content and will not mess with the thickness of your soup. 
  • Yukon Gold. Yukon Golds are considered to be all-purpose potatoes.  Perfect for this easy crockpot soup recipe!
  • Purple Majesty. Exotic but will definitely add a bit of color to your homemade soup!
  • Sweet Potatoes.  Loaded with Vitamin A and higher in sugar for a sweet balance to your savory flavors. 
  • Russet Potatoes. All around easy potato to peel and cook with.  This is what I used for this crockpot potato soup.

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Can You Leave the Skin on Potatoes for Soup?

Potatoes flavor is strongest in the skins, so it makes sense to leave these on, and saves time.  However, for creamed soups, you will not get a completely smooth texture if you leave the skins on.  I prefer to peel potatoes for for this crockpot potato soup, but leave them on for other types of homemade soups.   

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Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe


Yield: 6 servings

Easy Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe

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Need an easy homemade soup recipe? This crockpot potato soup recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. A potato recipe the whole family will love.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes


  • 6 potatoes, pared and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 leek, pared and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 13 ounces evaporated milk
  • chopped chives, to taste
  • Crumble Bacon if desired for serving


  1. Put all ingredients except milk and chives in crockpot.
  2. Cook on LOW for 10-12 hours
  3. Stir in milk in the last hour and top with chives before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 642mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is not always accurate.

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