Easy Potato Soup Recipe

easy potato soup recipe

Oh – potato soup! Creamy, filling and full of stick-to-your-ribs goodness! There is no reason that you should ever buy it…not when you have such an easy potato soup recipe! This takes just a few minutes to put together and then it will cook in your slow cooker for about 8 hours. When it is done, just serve it with some nice crusty bread and you have a hearty dinner!

You will need:

easy potato soup recipe ingredients

  • 8 medium Potatoes cubed
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 quart Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb Bacon, but in to 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt

Making it couldn’t be simpler!

Just chop up your potatoes and onions

potatoes onions

And fry your bacon (make sure that you drain it well on paper towels after cooking)

bacon frying

Reserve a little bit of the bacon for garnish when you serve it, and dump everything in to your crockpot!

add bacon

After about 8 hours on low, your potato soup will be done!

potato soup in crockpot

See the complete directions for my easy potato soup recipe below!

You might also want to try these recipes for soups:

Easy Potato Soup Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Easy Potato Soup Recipe


  • 8 medium Potatoes cubed
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 quart Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb Bacon, cut in to 1" pieces
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Peppe


  1. Chop potatoes and onions
  2. Fry bacon until crisp. Drain well on paper towels. Reserve some bacon for garnish
  3. Add all items into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Ladle soup in to bowls. Top with reserved bacon
  6. Serve & Enjoy!


Top with some shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, green onions and sour cream (optional)

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How To Budget When You Are Broke


Budgeting for anyone takes time and a lot of energy. However, in a society where everything is going up and wages are staying the same, you need to know how to budget even when there isn’t much there. Are you ready to take a look at your budget and start inserting some new tips?

:: Look Again

There is always some wiggle room in a budget. How is this? Well, each time you take a closer look at your budget, you might find some available money. Can you call and get another discount on your cell phone? Are you willing to get rid of some channels on your television? In all honesty, if you’re that broke, it may be time to cut the cable bill completely. Are you stopping to get coffee on your way to work because it is “only” $1 (when you can make it cheaper at home).  Hitting the vending machine at work for a $0.75 soda?

Every time you take a second look at your budget, you become a little less broke.

:: Pay Necessities First

A lot of people who are on a tight budget are faced with what they should pay first. If your family is going to be suffering financially for a while, you need to pay your main bills first. What constitutes as a main bill? Paying your mortgage or rent first would be an example of paying your necessities first. Of course your heat, water, and electricity can also be considered your main bills.

If you can’t make major credit card payments, loans, and other debts, then it’s time to start calling your creditors.  This is a time to look at every bill you have and to take an even closer look at where all of your money is going!

:: Get Creative

Okay, no one likes eating macaroni or ramen noodles for an extended period of time, but if you’re broke, it’s time to swallow your pride. There is no shame in putting yourself on a tight food budget. After all, cutting a food budget is one of the easiest ways to stretch a budget. It’s a little scary to reduce this part of your budget, but you may not have a choice.

Buying just the necessities like milk, chicken, beans, and bread is something you may have to partake in for a while. Don’t get discouraged though because there are a lot of different recipes you can try out thanks to Pinterest and the Internet. (Have to cut the Internet out? No problem, take exclusive advantage of free WIFI in various places in your town.)

Are there other places you can get creative in your budget? Sure! Maybe now is the time to learn how to sew and patch your own clothing. When you are broke, there is never a wrong idea for getting creative with your budget, as long as it’s legal.

:: Increase Your Income

It’s understandable that for some families, increasing the revenue coming in is simply not doable. However, if you can get a part time job, then now is the time to do so. Even if you only have the job for a short period of time, any extra money coming in will help pay down debt and balance out your budget.

Most people have experienced being broke in their lifetime and there is no shame in it. Sometimes being broke is our fault and sometimes it’s not. That’s why you have to reevaluate where your money is going and double evaluate what you can cut. Use these tips to create a lasting budget while you’re broke. Things will get better, but until they do, it’s time to cut back and create a new budgeting plan.

What are your best budgeting tips?

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