Slow Cooker Potato Chowder: Thick and Hearty Soup Perfect for Winter

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Slow Cooker Potato Chowder is an easy and savory cheesy potato soup made in the slow cooker. This thick and hearty soup will warm you right up.

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May 25, 2013


ay 25, 2013, was the original date for this Slow Cooker Potato Chowder. It was my 4th recipe I put up on Seduction in the Kitchen. I was also in the cast and I talked about my cats, Doodle Bug, Lily, and Angel in the post.

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder orginal photo

my cats Doodle Bug, Lily, and Angel

Well, now 2018 is about to happen, and time for a change. Yes, I had to post those old photos as the homage to the old post that once was. This is a redo on that post. Amazing how far I have come since 2013.


Before I get to the Slow Cooker Potato Chowder, I want to talk briefly about something. When I started Seduction in the Kitchen, it was a way for me to keep busy since I was in that cast and on bed rest for 3 months as you see with the photo with my cats. I never thought I get so far with this food blog.

Along the way, I wrote about what was going on in my life. I also have given out advice and navigating the roller coaster of life since May of 2013. I didn’t know what I was doing, I simply wrote a blog.

Now, I do know what I am doing. I mean, my photos as you can see really have improved. I wrote about improving them so much here on Seduction. To me, it was my goal to just keep improving myself.

Now I find myself wondering about adding stories to the posts. There has been a rash of articles on the internet that has been written lately that are basically saying how people hate food blogs because the stories they have in a post the recipe comes up. I have seen the comments people reply to these stories and 90% of them agree with the article.

Well, what does a food blogger do? A while ago, I said I was trying to scale back on the personal side and tone down my stories, but I got people commenting that was what they love about my blog. I was told they love the heart it has. So I decided to go back to it but organize the posts with headings so if you don’t want to read the story, you can scroll past it. Also, I added the jump to recipe option as well.

I don’t know what to do. I am someone who loves to balance. I am after all a Libra and this what we do, we balance. So I am asking you as a reader, do you want the stories I have put up or would you rather I find some balance? Please let me know, I will do what you want, after all, I am not afraid of change as you well know.

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder wide view

I love soup. Truthfully, soup is my ultimate comfort food. I basically live on different soups in the winter.

They are just fulfilling and it comes in different forms. It can be creamy like this Slow Cooker Potato Chowder or can be just broth and noodles. Soup is one of those recipes that can appeal to everyone.

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder close up view

With this Slow Cooker Potato Chowder, I admit I make this quite a lot because it is so simple. Back in 2013, the reason I chose to do this recipe on the blog was I could really put in the slow cooker and forget about it. When you are in a cast, trust me you want simple.

A forget about it recipe is just perfect! Plus it just has a really nice taste to it. If you want a great potato soup recipe look no further than this one.

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder Bowl of soup

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Slow Cooker Potato Chowder
Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

A savory, easy potato soup made in the crock pot. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 8 cups diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese,soften and cubed
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • crumbled bacon
  • chopped scallions


  1. Chop up your potatoes and onions and add them to your crock pot.
  2. Next add your soups, garlic, and seasonings. My black pepper is in a grinder so I give a few good cranks to add the pepper, so I estimated the amount I used for this recipe. You can add what you think your taste preference is. I don’t add salt, the soups already have salt in them, so most the time I do not add extra salt. After it is all done I may add it. Normally not while I am cooking.
  3. Put the lid on and set on low for 8-10 hours. Told you fix it and forget it. Go on about your day. This good during the weekday, put all in a slow cooker in the morning, go to work, come home and dinner almost done for you. Told you I love crock pots for that very reason.
  4. When the 8-10 hours has past, personally I do it for 10 hours, You want to cube the cream cheese. It best to let the cream cheese sit out and let come to room temp, before you cube it. It will blend much better into the soup then cold cream cheese. Add it and the shredded cheddar cheese into the soup.
  5. One the most common complaints about adding cream cheese to crock pot recipes, especially soup recipes, is it doesn’t seem to blend well, you still get cream cheese chunks. A little tip take a whisk and whisk it in as it is melting. The whisk blends it much better for a smoother soup then just using a spoon to mix it in.
  6. Finally it is time to serve the soup. Add a little bit of the shredded cheddar on top, along with some scallions (green onions), and some crumbled bacon, then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 48mg Sodium: 919mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 9g

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  • Mattias Kroon
    May 26, 2013

    We are glad to see you Deanna and we wish you health recovering.Glad to read your post!

    • Deanna Samaan
      May 26, 2013

      thank you, it feels good to be bck blogging about my passion, cooking 🙂

  • Heather Johnson
    December 30, 2017

    i’ve been updating recipes too – it’s embarrassing to see my old pics!!! this soup looks delicious!

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      It can be embarrassing to see the old pic. I remember when I first did this recipe I thought my photo was the bomb, now I am like ok wow what was I thinking??? It good to remind yourself how far you have evolved, so old photos do show us how much we learned when you really want to better yourself 🙂 At least that how I look at it!

  • Jill
    December 30, 2017

    Potato soup is a favorite in our house – so comforting. This looks like a great recipe.

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      I love potato soup!! Thank you!

  • Cleo @ Journey to the Garden
    December 30, 2017

    This sounds like the perfect dish for those cold winter nights! So comforting! And I’m so interested to see how someone does an updated post. I think that it’s a great idea!

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      Thank you!! I think it important to remember where you come from. That why I always include the old photo 🙂

  • Heather LeGuilloux
    December 30, 2017

    I have not been using my slow cooker nearly enough this year so this is a timely recipe to find to try out. I also love thick and creamy chowders so this recipe is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      You are so welcome 🙂

  • Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    December 30, 2017

    I love a good potato soup! And slow cooker versions are even better. It looks amazing!

    • Deanna
      December 30, 2017

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Michaela Kenkel
    January 1, 2018

    potato soup is pure comfort!! this looks delicious!

    • Deanna
      January 1, 2018

      It sure is!! Thank you!!!

  • Christie
    January 1, 2018

    If it has potatoes in it, the I’m all over! Looks perfectly delicious for this cold weather we’re having.

    • Deanna
      January 1, 2018

      I love potatoes myself!!! Thank you!!!

  • Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    January 1, 2018

    I’d sure love a big bowl of this chowder right now… It sounds so warm and wonderful!

    • Deanna
      January 1, 2018

      It is perfect for cold days like today 🙂 Thank you!

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