Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup – potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

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Stop what you are doing and add the ingredients of this Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup to your shopping list. You must make this ASAP!! This soup is SOOOO good! I wanted to lick the bowl it was so good! Potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. I mean, how could this NOT be good! YUM!

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

This Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup is ridiculously easy to make. Just dump everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic. We topped the soup with extra cheese and bacon because you can never have too much cheese or bacon. Am I right?!?!?! All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and you have a crazy delicious meal without any work.

This makes a lot of soup, so it is great for a crowd. We love it for tailgating or holiday get-togethers. Just let everyone serve themselves straight out of the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup – potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Combine hash browns, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, Ranch dressing mix, and bacon in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  • 15 minutes before serving, stir in cheddar cheese and cream cheese until melted. Use a whisk to get cream cheese incorporated into soup.

Notes:

Can use 1 cup of precooked bacon in place of freshly cooked bacon.
Can substitute turkey bacon for pork bacon.
Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
For a gluten-free soup, use gluten-free Cream of Chicken Soup
Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
Can freeze leftovers for a quick meal later.

Steph

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  1. this is my favorite recipe! i am not really a soup fan, but this – one of my favorite things to eat! delicious!
    it makes a lot, considering i live alone. but i rarely have trouble finishing it. i am a bacon fan, so i add more most of the time. i also add more shredded hashbrowns sometimes. tried the cubed once, it’s fine, but i prefer the shredded. noticed some comments saying they have trouble with the cream cheese melting. i have too. i usually put it in sooner than it says, at room temp, smaller slices, and sometimes turn it up to high for a bit to really get it melted.

  2. This was delicious! I modified it by using 4 large potatoes cut up in cubes, adding onion, and bacon bits and it still came out delicious! Thank you for this recipe!!!!! My 2 year old son loved it!!

  3. This is awesome! Just a few tweaks I made to enhance this already great recipe. I added 1/4 cup frozen chopped onion, 1/8 of a cup of diced carrots, peeled and cubed 1 fresh potato, 1 bag of simply fresh hashbrowns, about 28 ounces of broth and 1/4 of a teaspoon of black pepper. I will be making it again!

  4. Delicious and rich and slightly salty …. I did not have frozen shredded hash browns so I used frozen tater tots….. very good. Next time I will use salt free broth Instead of 50% less sodium broth and maybe a different bacon to reduce the sodium.

  5. i started it this morning when i left at 6 am, but my mom turned it off saying it was done, cooked about 6 hours, does it need the full 8 hours , i was going to wait til i got home to add the cheddar and cream cheese.

  6. Can I use regular potatoes with this? I have a lot of extra potatoes to use up and want to make this soup? Would I just peel them and cube them then put in crock pot or would I need to boil them first?

    1. I would think that you can dice them up and use them raw. Afterall, the frozen ones are raw. I've even used the freeze dried shredded hashbrowns from Costco and it's great!

  7. I've made this recipe 3 times and love it. I am having a problem with getting the cream cheese to melt all the way. I've let it get room temperature every time and even cut it up into pieces and there's still a lot of chunks in it. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong. Thank you.

    1. Same issue here. The last couple times I made this I put the cream cheese in at the beginning with everything else..

  8. In the crockpot now! Will this thicken up a lot with the addition of the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese?

  9. Not sure if this posted already but can I use the frozen potato chunks? Found next to the frozen hash browns. Or would the hash browns be better?

    1. I always use the shredded hash browns – they break up nicely as the soup cooks. You can try the potato chunks if that is all you have on hand. My guess is that it will just be chunkier soup and not as smooth.

  10. Do you think I could use the potato pieces (little potato chunks) that are also frozen? They are right next to the frozen hash browns.

    1. Is he taking the whole crock pot or just a serving? If it is just a serving, add the cheese at home. If he is taking the whole pot to work, sure. Just add the cheese before serving.

  11. When using bacon in recipes such as this one, I use pre-cooked bacon (Aldi's brand is our fave), cut it into desired pieces and add to crock pot. Tastes awesome, saves time, and no one's the wiser. I'm debating with myself to use the tater tots I already have…or put this off a day and get some hash browns. If this is my biggest dilemma tomorrow…yay! LOL

    1. I usually use the Oscar Mayer or Costco pre-cooked bacon. We just had an Aldi's open – I'll have to check their brand out!!

    2. I originally used a full 16 oz of the costco pre-cooked bacon bits. It was too salty. I'll use less next time. Although it could also have been the sharp cheddar that made it extra salty as well.

  12. Can you use bacon pieces? I’m trying to make this before I leave for work and won’t have time to cook bacon. Will this affect the outcome?

  13. Can you use the Oscar Myer bacon pieces? I’m trying to make this before I leave for work and I won’t have time to cook bacon. Will it have a different affect on the out come?

        1. A pound of cooked bacon is about a cup of chopped precooked bacon. I think it is around 4-oz.

  14. I have a phobia of using Ranch mix in recipes for fear it will taste too “ranchy”. Is the taste strong or subtle in this soup?

  15. I have a phobia of using ranch mix in recipes for fear of it tasting really “ranchy”. Can you really taste the ranch or is it subtle?

    1. It definitely isn’t an overwhelming Ranch flavor – it is a little ranch and a whole lotta other stuff. I think you’ll be fine

    1. Converting the original numbers you'd use: Half a bag of hash browns (approximately 15-16 oz), 1 1/2 cans chicken broth, 1/2 can Cream of Chicken soup, 1/2 packet Hidden Valley dressing mix, 1/2 lb. bacon, 1/2 package (4 oz.) cream cheese, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.

    1. Sure – the only way I know to half the recipe is to use half of each ingredient. You can also freeze the leftovers for later if you make the whole thing.

  16. Just made this tonight, it was amazing!

    I used low sodium chicken broth, and substituted neufchâtel cheese for the cream cheese for a bit less fat. It came out great. We also topped ours with green onions.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Can’t wait to try this one!! I use hash browns whenever I make baked potato soup, so easy. But I’ve never used ranch and cream cheese. Yum Num!! Thank you for all the work and ideas!!

  18. wow how about i use real potatoes can this work instead of hash browns we are people who like real potatoes , sorry and golden ones too.

    1. I love the crack chicken noodle soup…cannot wait to try this one too❤️❤️ I love that I can throw this in the crock pot!

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