My Top Secret Potato Soup Recipe

Can I tell you something, a secret? Ok, so…I’ve never given anyone my FULL potato soup recipe. Like, I get asked for it and I leave out an ingredient. I know! It’s shameful but hear me out.

When we first got married I decided to become a super wife. I was going to learn all the homemaking things and master them. I was going to be the wife that had the best recipes. I was going to be the one that got out EVERY stain. Never would a lost sock ever get by me and dang it, my house was going to SPARKLE!

Well…y’all, I made it as far as mastering potato soup, LOL. I quickly realized that ‘perfect homemaker’ life was not for me. I’m still super envious of the men and women that can get out stains, sew a button, patch a fence, and kill a chicken in time for dinner. It just wasn’t in me. BUT…soup, I can do potato soup.

So, I’m going to share with you the recipe both as I originally wrote it and as what it’s become over the last 10 years—because this wife can’t peel a potato without dropping it in the trash 10 times AND THAT’S OK! Are you ready? It’s real good, promise!

Top Secret Potato Soup

Ingredients you’ll need:

4 cups of chicken broth (I use the low-sodium one)

4 1/2 cups sliced, peeled potatoes

1/4 cup yellow onion

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp white pepper

1/4 tsp ground red pepper

4 pieces of cooked bacon

3 sliced green onions

1 8 oz package of cream cheese (I use the low-fat one)

1 16 oz bag bag of shredded Colby jack cheese

**THAT is the original ingredient list and it’s glorious. I currently use frozen hashbrowns, pre-chopped onion from Walmart, pre-chopped green onion, and microwave bacon. Now, if you’re trying to impress someone maybe go with the original, but if it’s a weeknight meal for the fam, use the quick way!  I’ve never used frozen onions, but I hear good things, so you could likely use those too.** 


  1. Now the hard part: put everything in a crockpot except the cream cheese and shredded cheese. Use a crockpot liner—no one told me about this until like 2 years ago and gosh, are they life-changing!
  2. Set your crockpot on low for 2 hours, sometimes longer, you definitely want your potatoes soft.
  3. Chop up your cream cheese into cubes and add it in. Toss in the whole bag of shredded cheese and stir it all up.
  4. After 20 minutes or so, give it a good stir to make sure everything is melted into creamy goodness. That’s it!

So there’s my super easy, delicious, no-missing-ingredients, crockpot potato soup. TRY IT! Let me know if you love it. We host Christmas and this is my Christmas Eve meal each. I hope you’re having a fabulous week! Stay safe!




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