Slow Cooker Potato-Bacon Soup


Comfort food at its best! Perfect in a mug by the fireplace or served up in your best china on Christmas Eve. This slow cooker potato-bacon soup is a crowd pleaser. I made up this recipe when I had friends coming over on a cold night and they all loved it. I promised to share my recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
10 servings


  • 9 slices bacon

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 7 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 ¼ cups shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, divided

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve drippings in the pan. Crumble 6 strips of bacon, saving 3 for garnish.

  2. Heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Cook onion in the hot drippings until soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer potatoes, crumbled bacon, onions, and garlic powder to a slow cooker. Pour broth over the top. Cook on Low until potatoes are tender, about 6 hours.

  4. Whisk half-and-half and flour together in a bowl. Add to the slow cooker and whisk to mash up some of the potatoes. Stir in 3 cups of Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend. Mix until cheese is melted and fully incorporated.

  5. Crumble remaining bacon. Top with remaining cheese, crumbled bacon, and chives before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken broth instead of vegetable, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
20g Fat
35g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 32mg 158%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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