Slow Cooker Potato Chowder {Simple Yummy Potato Cheese Soup}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder is a hearty soup. This slow cooker potato soup is easy to make on a busy, cold weekend. This potato cheese soup will warm you right up.


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Hearty Soup

I love a good hearty soup. When I lived up north in PA and Ohio, a bowl of a hearty soup was perfect in the cold winter months. The thick soup would not only warm you up but filled your belly as well.


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Potato Chowder

One the first recipes I posted on Seduction In The Kitchen was potato chowder. This potato chowder recipe in fact. This potato cheese soup just needed an update, especially the photos. My potato chowder is still my favorite slow cooker potato soup to make, even down here in Florida.


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Slow Cooker Potato Soup

With this Slow Cooker Potato Soup is so simple to make. Why make a potato cheese soup in a slow cooker? Back in 2013, the reason I chose to do a slow cooker potato soup on the blog was I could put in the slow cooker and forget about it. I was in a cast, so slow cooker recipes were my friends then!


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Potato Cheese Soup

How did a potato chowder become a potato cheese soup? I love cheese soup. I thought potato soup needed something. So I made it as a potato cheese soup!

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Slow Cooker Potato Chowder Bowl of soup


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Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker Potato Chowder is a hearty soup. This slow cooker potato soup is easy to make on a busy, cold weekend. This potato cheese soup will warm you right up.


  • 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 6-8 hours has past, personally I do it for 8 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

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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!