Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup With Just 6 Ingredients

Cozy up with this easy cold weather dish

By Helen Partlow, publisher of Macaroni KID Greater Port Jefferson, N.Y. January 14, 2022

I love simple, make-ahead meals that I can serve my family on those cold winter days when we're juggling school and about a million other responsibilities. This six-ingredient potato soup slow cooker recipe is super simple and easy to make. It requires no roux, blending, or chopping up potatoes because it includes a bag of frozen, pre-shredded hashbrowns.

Here's how to make an easy slow cooker potato soup that is filling, delicious, and warms the soul:

Easy slow cooker potato soup


  • 32 oz. package of frozen shredded hash browns
  • 42 oz. of chicken broth
  • 1 diced onion or 1.5 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 package cream cheese

Optional toppings:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Scallion or chives
  • Bacon bits or diced cooked ham


  • Combine all ingredients, except for the cream cheese, into your slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • About 1 hour before completion, add in the cream cheese and stir.

Serve with a crisp green side salad and a loaf of crusty bread, and enjoy!

Helen Partlow is the publisher of Macaroni KID Greater Port Jefferson, N.Y.