HomeRecipesSoupsPotato and Bacon Crock Pot Soup

Soup season is finally here! I love a hearty soup when the weather permits and being able to put it together and let it cook most of the day in the crock pot frees up my afternoon and makes my house smell wonderful.

This soup is easy to make and satisfying to eat! And if you are looking for a frugal dinner on a cold evening, you have it here. Paired with a green salad (if you are more health conscious than me) and/or with some hot fresh bread (why not?), this becomes a meal you might find on the menu of a sweet little bistro somewhere but you can make it for yourself oh-so-much cheaper.

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5 or 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces

1 onion, chopped

4 pieces bacon, cooked & cut into small pieces (I used thick sliced)

1 can cream of chicken soup

32 oz (4 cups or 1 quart) chicken broth

1 (8oz) bar cream cheese

1 cup shredded yellow cheese

Salt/pepper to taste


Line your crock pot with a slow cooker liner if you choose.

Put the potatoes, onion, & bacon in the crock pot. Mix the cream of chicken soup with the chicken broth and add to the crock pot.

Cook on low for about 6 hours or until the potatoes and onion are tender. The last hour, cut the cream cheese into small pieces and stir it in until it is melted. You can also mash up the potatoes some if that is how you want your soup.

Just before serving you can stir the shredded yellow cheese into the soup or just save it and serve it on top when you put it into the soup bowls. Garnish if you wish with whatever you have on hand that goes with it – more crumbled bacon, parsley, chopped green onions and/or a dab of sour cream.





Potato and Bacon Crock Pot Soup — 28 Comments

  1. This looks really good especially on a cold day I it doesn’t have that many ingredients always a plus for me .

  2. Oh my this sounds so good and so easy. I do believe this will be on the menu at my house this week end. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I have been wanting to make a Potato Soup Recipe for a long time and this one is easy and looks so delicious! I am going to make it!

  4. I absolutely love soups! I can eat them any time of day! They are meals in a bowl/cup!! I also love potato soup & this recipe has chunks of potatoes in it, besides other scrumptious ingredients. THANKS for sharing this frugal dinner!!

  5. Personally, I am not a soup gal. But my hubby LOVES making his recipe of potato soup in the crock pot. The addition of bacon just might win me over!! We will have to try this!

  6. Yum, yum, yum — I’ve been looking for a good potato,cheesy,bacon soup and this one looks awesome! I’ll be trying this over the weekend!

  7. This looks amazing and very delicious! will have to try this recipe out, always looking for different soups to try.

  8. This looks so good and delicious. We like potato soup in our house. And of course we love our bacon too so this would be great together. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. This sounds soo good. I’ve been shopping for a crockpot, and I would love to make this soup!

  10. Yummy! We love potato soup. It’s our Comfort Food when one of us is sick. And back too! Can’t go wrong with that. Thanks for sharing. Love to find new recipes for my crock pot.

  11. This soup sounds delicious. Definitely saving this recipe and will try on another cold, damp and rainy day. Thank you for sharing!

  12. That looks so good! I can eat soup year round – especially if it’s home made.

  13. Potato soup has always been a favorite in my house. I like you recipe – thanks for sharing.

  14. I can’t wait to try out your special recipe for the Potato and Bacon Crock Pot Soup. I think it looks delicious, and I hope I do half as well as you did in the fine photos.

  15. I’m always interested in potato soup recipes because I’ve never ever made it before! I love that you put bacon in it. Yummy!

  16. Nothing like a great bowl of soup on a cold day. This sounds so good. I love that it is made in the crockpot. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

  17. I could definitely sit down at the table eating this, This looks very delicious! and
    I love that its not costing a lot to make this soup.

  18. Ooh Thanks So Much for Sharing, This Recipe for Potato Soup Sounds & Looks Amazing! I Absolutely Love Good Homemade Potato Soup but it’s Been a While Since I Have Had Any! I Like My Soup Really Creamy and I Bet with That Cream Cheese in it it’s Very Creamy! The Only Thing I Would Have to Omit is the Bacon b/c I Don’t Eat Pork but I’m Sure it Would Be Just as Good Without it! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  19. I love making food in the crock pot! This is an easy recipe that sounds wonderful!!! And the cream cheese in it would make it flavorful.

  20. I make soup a whole lot around here especially in the winter. This is one of those soups you can eat as a meal. We call it ‘stick to your ribs!’. I make something quite the same as this sometimes with bacon or with ham. Or it is just a potato soup which is good too.