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Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon (Slow Cooker Recipe)

This post was created in partnership with Kraft. Recipe and opinions are mine.

January calls for a bowl of hot soup like no other month does, and since it’s Soup Month and Slow Cooker Month, what could be better than to simmer up a steaming crock of homemade soup in a slow cooker?!

Throw in some potatoes, some bacon and some cheese, and you’ve got feel-good happiness for your tum-tum.

Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon Slow Cooker Recipe
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 12 cups
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” cubes
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1½ cups chopped, Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 cup Velveeta, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Kraft Natural Shredded Mild Cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 T corn starch
  • ½ cup cold water
  1. Put chicken broth, potatoes, celery, onion and pepper into slow cooker. Cook on low for approximately 6 hours until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add bacon to slow cooker.
  3. On stove, combine cream, Velveeta cubes, shredded cheese and yogurt. Cook over low to medium heat until hot.
  4. Pour cheese mixture into slow cooker, stirring constantly.
  5. In separate bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water, mixing well. Slowly add to soup. Cook 30 more minutes and serve.


Happy Soup Month!

Although this recipe is mine, you’ll find more winter warm-up soup recipes and inspiration at KraftRecipes.com

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. You had me at cheesy!! I love crockpot soups so I will definitely be trying this.

  2. Yum, Liz! This soup looks delicious. I love that you can make it in the crock pot. I’m going to be using mine more this year.

  3. Happy Soup Month to you too! I have a love affair going with my new Crock Pot and this recipe is a must! Looks so creamy and tasty. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. oh, how i love potato soup. and then you went and added bacon. and cheese. i’ve been under the weather all week and this may be just what the doctor ordered tonight!