This is nothing more comforting than Potato Soup! This Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns makes this classic potato soup easy to make and it will become your favorite Crockpot potato soup. Topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions upgrade potato soup into your favorite loaded baked potato soup in a warm and cozy bowl.
It’s getting to be that time of year! Once the temperatures drop people start breaking out their Crock Pots for comfort food season. I use my slow cooker all year round but I love to use my Crock Pot to make all my favorite soups when it starts to get chilly out. There is nothing better than to come home to a warm soup that is ready to go when it’s cold outside.
Easy Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns
If you are a fan of potato soup but don’t have the time to peel and chop potatoes before making dinner then this recipe is made for you! I am always on the lookout for ways to make delicious dinners easy to make that are filled with flavor but don’t take hours to prepare.
Swapping frozen hashbrowns for traditional russet potatoes make the prep for this meal next to nothing. Without having to chop the potatoes this meal is an easy dump-and-go dinner that lets your handy Crockpot do all the work.
Crockpot Potato Soup
Slow cooker potato soup recipes are one of my favorite recipes you can make in the crockpot! Of course, there are so many Crockpot soups you can make like my meatball soup or tomato soup but potato always wins in my books.
This potato soup recipe is rich, thick, creamy, and hits the spot anytime the potato soup craving hits you. Another great potato soup to try is my cheesy potato kielbasa soup!
Actually, potatoes win in my book all the time. If you can’t tell check out all my different potato recipes like scalloped potatoes, hash brown potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and the list goes on! However, Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns is my go-to for cold days.
There is something so soothing and comforting about Crockpot Potato Soup. This potato soup is a stand-alone dinner with all the toppings I add making it a quick option when you want that homecooked dinner but don’t have all the time stand over the stove.
Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns Soup Ingredients
Frozen hashbrowns– I used Ore-Ida frozen cubed hashbrowns. I like to use these because the soup has little chunks of potato. You could use any frozen hash brown you have on hand.
Cream of chicken soup– Cream of chicken soup works to thicken the soup and add flavor.
Cream cheese– I add cream cheese in the last 30 minutes to make it creamy.
Shredded cheese– Cheddar cheese is my go-to for this recipe. It adds a depth of flavor that pairs just right with the potatoes.
Chicken stock or broth– Chicken stock is my base for soups since that’s what my mom always used but chicken or vegetable broth works too.
Ranch Packet– This is a quick way to add flavor to the soup.
Bacon– Bacon makes everything better including this soup. The crunch balances the creamy texture of the creamy soup.
Onion Powder– I love lots of flavors so I add onion powder plus the ranch.
Green Onions/ Scallions– Top your soup with chopped green onions/scallions for a bright color and taste.
Salt and Pepper– Always add salt and pepper at the end once the ingredients have come together. This way you can make it just how you like it.
How to Make Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns
Step 1. In a slow cooker add frozen potatoes, cream of chicken soup, chicken stock, and ranch packet.
Step 2. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours.
Step 3. Add diced cream cheese into the slow cooker and cover for 10-30 minutes until cream cheese has melted. Optional- Remove the lid and mash potatoes for a creamier texture.
Step 4. Once the cream cheese is melted top the soup with bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions.
Step 5. Serve and enjoy!
Can you use fresh potatoes instead of frozen potatoes?
Yes, fresh potatoes can be used in the recipe! All you will need to do is peel, wash and dice your potatoes before adding them to the crockpot. Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite choice for this potato soup. Russet potatoes would work too if you have those on hand.
I love to use this food chopper to make them all a uniform size so they cook the same. I do find that I need to cook the fresh potatoes about 2 hours longer to make them soft enough so make sure to take that into consideration for timing.
Creamy Potato Soup
Everyone has a favorite potato soup. If you prefer to have a creamier potato soup that doesn’t have any chunks of potato in it you can use an immersion blender after Step 4. This way you can blend the potatoes and cream cheese together to make a smooth consistency.
If you don’t have an immersion blender you could also use a blender but be extremely careful since the soup will be hot and can burn you. This is why I recommend everyone invest in an immersion blender because it comes in handy for soup season.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup Bar
I love to make a big batch of this Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns for events like football or holiday parties. All you do is make the potato soup and leave the toppings off. This makes a fun and customizable option for parties that is hands-off for the host.
Put out bowls with shredded cheese, bacon, green onions, sour cream, and some bread options. Let guests serve themselves and make their favorite loaded baked potato soup.
What to Serve with Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns?
I always love to serve a warm piece of bread with any soup so I can dunk it in the soup just like the restaurants! Udi’s gluten-free french baguette is my go-to for any soup. Cornbread, biscuits, or dinner rolls would work too.
Add this soup as a side dish to Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.
Pair with a wedge salad.
Need a new Crock Pot?
I just bought a new Crock Pot because my Crockpot cracked on the bottom. Of course, I needed one right away to make dinner that night so I went to go buy a new one at the store. They didn’t have my old one on the shelves but they had a new Crock Pot version with an easy clean insert!
It was a little bit more expensive than the one I use to have but I LOVE it! You can cook anything in it and it just wipes clean with soap and water. It is called the Crock Pot 7-qt Nonstick Ceramic Coating Cook & Carry Programmable Easy-Clean Slow Cooker Stainless Steel.
I would highly recommend it to anyone. It still has all the classic features I love.
- HIGH and LOW settings that automatically shift to WARM setting to keep food at the perfect serving temperature while you are out.
- Locking lid to travel with for parties and potlucks. (Never lock your lid while the crockpot is cooking).
- PLUS- Easy to clean non-stick ceramic coating that makes cleaning up a breeze.
Add some veggies! Broccoli, carrots, onions, and peas are all great ways to add more vegetables to this soup. Just chop everything up to make sure it cooks evenly.
Keep it light! Use light cream cheese and turkey bacon to lighten up this comfort food.
All of the ingredients I use are gluten-free. My husband has celiac disease, which means you are allergic to gluten.
You will need to make sure to use gluten-free cream of chicken soup since most cream of chicken soups have flour in them.
Crockpot Potato Soup with Frozen Hash Browns
- 32 oz frozen cubed potaoes
- 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup gluten-free
- 32 oz chicken stock
- 1 ranch packet
- 8 oz cream cheese diced to melt faster
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 2 green onions chopped
- In a slow cooker add frozen potatoes, cream of chicken soup, chicken stock, and ranch packet.
- Cover and cook for 4-6 hours.
- Optional- Remove lid and mash potatoes for a creamy texture.
- Add diced cream cheese into the slow cooker and cover for 10-30 minutes until cream cheese has melted.
- Once the cream cheese is melted top the soup with bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions.
- Serve and enjoy!