Cheesy Potato Soup ( Crock Pot )

"This soup is what I make for my family every Christmas Eve. I love using the crock pot, especially during the holidays. To cut down on time, I always use frozen hash browns- (diced, not shredded) for the 6 cups of potatoes. I've also added cheddar cheese along with the Velveeta cheese.This soup is delicious served in bread bowls."
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Ready In:
7hrs 15mins




  • Combine all ingredients except milk and cheese in a large crock pot.
  • Cover. Cook on low 7-8 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in milk and cheese.
  • Stir until the cheese melts.
  • *Be sure crock pot is at least 5qt or more.

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  1. This was absolutely AMAZING! My hubby said it was the best potato soup he has ever had! Even my picky little girl loved it! I love that this soup has other veggies in it! The only thing I altered was not using chicken bullion, simply because I didn't have any and we opted to exclude the ham and it was still delicious! I highly recommend giving this recipe a try!
  2. Very nice cheesy potato soup. I made this on top of the stove. The only kind of hash browns I had on hand were the hash brown patties so I broke those up in a fry pan and fried them nice and crispy. I took the onions, celery, and carrots threw them and the potatoes in a can of chicken broth and simmered for about 45 min. until the veggies were done. I did not use ham. Then I threw in home made evaporated milk and some cheese, simmered another 15 min. and it was ready to eat. It hit the spot for a cold day.
  3. This was absolutely amazing! I did not have any bouillon, so I substituted that with onion soup mix. Also used a potato masher towards the end to thicken it up just a little bit. I chowed down on it with some warm bread and it tastes great. Next time I will try the instant potatoes idea and use a bread bowl :-D
  4. Wonderful crock-pot soup. The only change I made was to leave out the celery and carrots. This is now in my rotation for my weekends when I cook several meals to have homemade lunches to take to work that week.
  5. Quick and easy. I like my soup thick, I only used half the milk and half a package of instant potatoes. I also used more cheese and added celery!! Yummy!!!!!


  1. Added fresh sliced mushrooms for a meatless option!
  2. VERY Good and VERY simple! Added Bacon instead of ham since it was what we had on hand, also added a bit more velveeta than called for since we are big cheese fans. We will be making this again. Thanks!!


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