Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

October 29, 2014

Finally finished my Halloween costume, wooo! Do you make a costume or buy one at the store? I used to buy one when I was younger (well, my parents bought them, obvi) but ever since I made one a few years ago (River Song!) I haven’t gone back. I don’t like make them, make them. But more like source the pieces I need and make the pieces I can’t find. It’s a lot of fun and makes Halloween start a little earlier! They might not look super professional, but they’re still nicer than the cheap, borderline throw-away costumes you buy a store. Watch the `gram for photos on Friday!

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup @hiddenfruitnveg

Clearly, I’m too busy hand stitching costumes, so I don’t have time to make dinner. Or, I’m just selectively lazy. Take your pick. Potato soup is one of those soups I think is just so dreamy. The creamy texture, the carrrrbs. And then topping with sour cream, cheese, green onions, and veggie bacon? Perfect easy, peasy dinner.

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup @hiddenfruitnveg

I never have a problem getting potatoes to cook in a slow cooker, but I know from looking `round the internets that some people do. My advice is not to overfill your slow cooker and not to open it too frequently. The steamy pressure is necessary to cook properly! That being said, I definitely opened this up often so I can inhale all of the delicious smells.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
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Serves: 8 servings

  • 7 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ – 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 c nonfat Greek yogurt or vegan yogurt
  • ¼ c white whole wheat flour
  • 5 c vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 8 slices veggie bacon (you can sub regular bacon here) for topping
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt for topping
  • shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • chopped green onions for topping

  1. Spritz a large slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the yogurt (not the topping!), flour, and 1 c broth, whisk until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and set to low for 8 hours or high for 4. Feel free to stir occasionally while cooking.
  4. Once the potatoes soft, mash or use a stick blender to achieve your preferred consistency. I made mine fully smooth in there photos, but slightly chunky is good too.
  5. Serve topped with bacon, sour cream or yogurt, cheddar cheese, and chopped green onions.

Nutritional estimate does not include toppings — I’m not one to tell you how much cheese you should put on top!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: approx 1½ c Calories: 190 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 36 Fiber: 5 Protein: 10



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    Jules @ WolfItDown Nov 08, 2014

    Mmmm you’re right, this does sound like a dreamy, creamy soup 😀 Potato and celery is just such a great pairing in soup 😀 And the presentation is so good 😀 *wants*

      Kelly Nov 10, 2014

      Josh was a little leary of adding celery (because he hates it!) but I agree – it’s a natural BFF for potatoes!

    marcie Nov 03, 2014

    Potato soup is one of the best, comforting soups around. I love that you made yours loaded with all of those delicious toppings, too! 🙂

    Isadora @ she likes food Nov 02, 2014

    Homemade costumes are the best! When I was younger we always put together our own and I really don’t like that people just go out and buy them these days, it is totally cheating! Sadly, I didn’t wear a costume this year, but I did eat a lot of candy! I just had a loaded baked potato the other day and I was thinking about how great a soup like this would be! It is getting cold here these days and this soup sounds perfect 🙂

    Karina Nov 02, 2014

    I made this today with sweet potatoes……SO SO GOOD!!! And easy!! Thanks for this keeper 🙂

      Kelly Nov 02, 2014

      Yum! That sounds like a delicious swap. Glad you liked it!

    Arman @ thebigmansworld Oct 31, 2014

    I am making this- I get so excited when I see a non sweet potato potato recipe. Bacon, cheese and…you’ve got a winner here.

      Kelly Nov 02, 2014

      Nothing against sweet potatoes, but I like to celebrate all of the delicious varieties of tasty potatoes 😀

    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health Oct 30, 2014

    Oh, I love baked potato soup and it looks delicious with all of those toppings! And you can’t be using a slow cooker- brilliant!

    I rarely dress up for Halloween but the last time I did was for a 5k. We dressed up like 80’s workout people so I guess you could say I made the costume.
    I’d love to know what yours is!

    Julia Oct 30, 2014

    Waaaaait, what’s your Halloween costume?! I MUST know! I absolutely love seeing homemade Halloween costumes and am so not creative when it comes to that kind of stuff. I need to do fun thinks like stitch my own costumes. This crock o’ potato: glorious! It’s been super chilly here so I’m thinking a big steamy crock pot meal is in order.

    Kelley @ Chef Savvy Oct 30, 2014

    I love soup especially baked potato. This is the perfect soup weather. Can’t wait to try! Thanks

    Annie @Maebells Oct 30, 2014

    Potato soup is so soothing to me! It just screams comfort food!

      Kelly Oct 30, 2014

      I’d never think to try sweet potoatoes! Let me know how that turns out 🙂

    Joanne Oct 30, 2014

    I am a BIG fan of homemade costumes. Mostly because all the ones you can buy tend to be “SEXY {insert random profession here}” and that’s not really my style. Can’t wait to hear what you’re going to be!!

    Also, totally loving on this soup. I haven’t had potato soup in far too long and I’m super into this healthier version.

      Kelly Oct 30, 2014

      Yeahhhh, I’m REALLY not a fan of the sexy whatevers and even saw “Sexy Olaf” this year. Like, seriously? Sexy snow man? Prob not necessary.

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Oct 29, 2014

    Potato soup is my jam. I love how creamy and filling it is. Yours is full of goodness and yum! I might even add some jalapenos in this!

      Kelly Oct 30, 2014

      Jalapenos! That’s the perfect addition! I wish I had more leftovers to top with those.

    Emily Oct 29, 2014

    I’m on a total soup kick. This looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see your costume!

      Kelly Oct 30, 2014

      Soup is SO fantastic as it’s cold. Plus it’s nice and easy to pull together while taking care of your new baby 🙂

    Erin @ The Speckled Palate Oct 29, 2014

    In the past, I’ve both purchased my costume and made it… though I haven’t worn a costume on Halloween since college. Because life. And working on Halloween. (And actually photographing trick-or-treaters, which is fascinating, let me tell ya!)

    That being said, I’m super curious what your costume is now. And I really want a bowl of this soup. It’s finally chilly-ish in Dallas (this morning, at least!), and I want to celebrate the weather by having all kinds of wonderful comfort foods like this here soup. Baked Potato Soup is a long-time favorite, and making it in the slow cooker is brilliant!

      Kelly Oct 30, 2014

      My coworkers actually questioned if I was going to trick or treating when I mentioned my costume. Dressing up – not just for kids! Promise 😉 P.S., not trick or treating for the record! lol