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Slow Cooker Shortcut Potato Soup

Frozen diced hash brown potatoes make this slow cooker potato soup recipe a snap to throw together at the beginning of a busy day.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, Easy Recipe, potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Stacey | SouthernDiscourse.com

Ingredients

  • 28 oz frozen diced hash brown potatoes
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 2 C half & half
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 C cream cheese
  • 1/4 C bacon pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Thickener

  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Toppings

  • grated cheddar cheese
  • bacon pieces
  • chives
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Add first 10 ingredients to your slow cooker.  Cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • When fully cooked and potatoes are tender, prepare thickener.  In a small measuring cup, add milk and cornstarch.  Mix until smooth.  Slowly stir thickener into soup.  Continue to slowly stir until soup thickens.
  • If soup looks separated, use an emulsifier or food processor to blend the fats and create a creamy soup.
  • Serve with toppings!

Notes

For an even thicker soup, use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes.