Loaded Cheesy Potato Chowder

If you’re in the mood for something savory and cozy, I know you’re going to enjoy this creamy potato soup as much as I do. Savory, creamy, and loaded with bacon, green onions, and cheese.  My secret ingredient is cream cheese! It adds a terrific creamy texture making it the perfect comfort food.

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Like how most great recipes are created, I had a crazy amount of potatoes and I needed to create something delicious before they went bad. I decided to combine a few slow cooker chowder recipes, thus creating the best Loaded Cheesy Potato Chowder I have ever made!

Crockpot Potato Chowder Recipe


  • 2 lb golden potatoes (about 8 medium), diced
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 cups shredded cheddar (save some for topping the soup)
  • 2 green onions sliced

*** tip: if you have an celery and/or carrots in the fridge, add it to the soup! It will be delicious


  • Place potatoes, broth, onion, salt, garlic, parsley, thyme and pepper into a 3-6 quart crockpot.
  • Put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours (until the vegetables are tender).
  • Meanwhile, lay the bacon out flat on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until it reaches desired crispiness. Let the bacon rest on paper towels before chopping into pieces.
  • 30 minutes before the soup is done, Add 8 oz (1 package) of softened cream cheese. Cook for last 30 minutes and stir now and then until combined. Use a Potato Masher to slightly mash up potatoes if needed.
  • Stir in 1 cup of cheese, and most of the cooked, chopped bacon (reserving some for topping).
  • Serve soup and top with remaining cheese, remaining bacon and green onions.

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