Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded down with to-do’s, deadlines, and all the business of raising tiny humans, all of which are hungry and still have to make dinner? Yeah me too. My solution? Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup!

Serving a hearty, robust meal after a long day is possible with the help of a slow cooker. It’s the mighty appliance that can cook while we sleep, work, are out at baseball games or soccer practice, and more.

If you are wondering, can this loaded baked potato soup be made in an instapot? It sure can! Follow the recipe’s instapot version below, and you’ll have a delicious meal in 15 minutes.

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

I love making this recipe year-round, it’s also gluten-free so my entire family can enjoy this meal. The kids love topping their bowl with bacon and a ton of cheese!

That’s another reason this is a family favorite! Just like our taco night, Cobb Salad Bar, Easy Nachos, and other family style meals found in our Classic Meal Plans; everyone can participate and make this meal their own!

Since I make this Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe often, I make sure to double the batch and freeze the leftover to use for a quick, weeknight dinner or to pack it into a thermos for one amazing hot-lunch on a cold day!

If you are planning on doubling the batch, make sure you have a large slow cooker to work with.

We love topping our bowls with any baked potato toppings like cheese, bacon, and chives. How will you top yours?

 

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, washed, peeled, and chopped into large chunks
  • 8 ounces ham steak, cubed
  • 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) half and half or whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Sour cream, optional

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a large (5qt) slow cooker, place onion, potatoes, ham, broth, half and half, pepper. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Ladle soup into bowls, top with shredded cheese, chopped bacon, green onions, and sour cream if using.

Notes

Prep ahead: place all ingredients in the slow cooker bowl, cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days. Cook as directed.

Freezer friendly: place all ingredients in a zip bag and freeze, laying flat, until ready to use. Thaw and cook as directed. Freeze leftovers in 1 cup servings for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 383
  • Fat: 19.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.2g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 21.6g

InstaPot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?
  • Author: MOMables - Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, washed, peeled, and chopped into large chunks
  • 8 ounces ham steak, cubed
  • 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) half and half or whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Sour cream, optional

Instructions

Add the onions, yellow potatoes, ham steak, and vegetable broth to the bowl of the InstaPot. Close the lid and turn the vent valve to sealing. Cook over manual high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the pressure.

Once the steam has completely released and the pin has dropped on the lid, open and stir in the half and half and pepper. Turn the InstaPot to sauté and cook the soup for 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.

To serve, ladle the soup into bowl and top with cheese, bacon, green onions, chives, and sour cream, if using.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

 

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

 

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.