This Crockpot potato soup recipe is so easy, creamy, and comforting! This healthy potato soup uses lighter ingredients without sacrificing taste. Prep, throw everything in the slow cooker, and go about your day. It’ll be ready for dinner, loaded with flavor!
What’s in this Healthy Potato Soup recipe?
This easy crockpot potato soup recipe uses lighter versions of typical ingredients to make it just a little bit healthier, while still being super creamy, cheesy, and delicious. It’s such a comforting dinner!
- Potatoes: Yukon gold potatoes are best for potato soup because they hold up best while creating a creamy texture. You could also use Russet potatoes.
- Broth: Low-sodium chicken broth creates the soup base.
- Carrots: Peeled and sliced carrots add some hearty texture and healthy nutrients.
- Cheese: Cheddar tastes best in this soup. I recommend using a low-fat shredded cheese, and shredding your own will create the best texture for melting.
- Garlic: This adds more savoriness.
- Onion: Sweet yellow onion adds a great flavor.
- Half and Half: Fat-free half and half adds a super creamy texture.
- Parisienne Bonnes Herb: This seasoning blend is a mix of chives, French tarragon, basil, and dill. It’s the perfect mix for potatoes!
You can use regular, full-fat, and sodium-filled versions of any of these ingredients if you prefer. I just like to use the lighter options for a healthier soup.
What else can I add to this slow cooker potato soup?
If you want to add more protein to this soup recipe, you can add meats like shredded chicken breast, cubed ham, or ground turkey. Any of these options should be fully cooked before adding them into the Crockpot, towards the end of the cook time.
You could also add in more veggies, like broccoli or cauliflower. To make a loaded potato soup, top off each bowl with bacon crumbles, more shredded cheese, green onions, and sour cream (or a plain greek yogurt for a lighter option).
As mentioned above, I recommend Yukon Gold potatoes for soup, and Russet potatoes are my next option. However, you can really use any potato to make soup, some just won’t hold up as well, especially if you’re using the slow cooker.
As the starches in potatoes break down, eventually the texture might become “gummy” or mushy. The best way to prevent this is to make sure you don’t overcook them, but luckily that’s harder to do in a slow cooker. Also, keeping the potatoes at 1/2 inch cubes helps–any smaller and they’ll break down too fast.
Using Russet or Yukon potatoes, you’ll want to peel them first. The skins on these potatoes are tough, chewy, and not particularly flavorful. However, if you use a different type of potatoes (like red potatoes or fingerlings), leaving the skins on is fine.
If you want to thicken your soup, mix in a bit of flour or cornstarch at the end until you get your desired consistency.
How to Store and Reheat Potato Soup
Store leftovers in an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator up to 5 days. To reheat, gently warm it on the stove, stirring regularly. You can stir in more half and half to refresh that creamy texture.
I don’t recommend freezing this Crockpot soup since the potatoes will get grainy when frozen and reheated. But if you’d like to anyways, leave out the half and half, and mash up all of the potatoes.
What to Serve with Crockpot Potato Soup
A bowl of this slow cooker potato soup makes a full and cozy meal. I love to serve it with some bread, like cornbread muffins, beer bread, or dinner rolls. It also pairs well with salads and sandwiches, like a grilled cheese or chopped salad.
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Can you make this in the Instant pot?
Hi Lyssa, I have an instant pot potato soup recipe (click here) that you can use!
Where can I find Parisien Bonnes Herb? Or is there a way to make my own? Thanks!
It’s available from Penzey’s or you can mix 1 tablespoon of each of the above herbs to create your own blend!
I’m in crockpot heaven…i am bookmarking this page and will go through these recipes. I just used my crockpot today (chili) and I’m always looking for new crockpot recipes to try. thanks.
You’re so welcome! Enjoy!
I’m going to try this recipe this week, great post! I’m not sure if I should use the thinner ingredients from the box or the thicker coconut milk in a can. If somebody can assist me,
I would appreciate that greatly, thank you.
Hi, this recipe uses half-and-half, not coconut milk!
Great recipe. As a recent widower I am looking for easy to make meals. Taste is excellent. Will be a go to recipe.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Great Post, I’m planning on making this recipe this week! I wonder if I should be using thicker canned coconut milk or the thinner ingredients out of the box. If anyone can help me,
I would be very grateful, thank you so much.
Hi, I’m planning on making this recipe this week! I’m just wondering wether I’m supposed to use the thick canned coconut milk or the thinner stuff from the carton? If someone could help me out I’d be really grateful, thank you.
This recipe uses half-and-half!
This recipe is AMAZING. I will eat this for the rest of my life! So good and easy-peasy.
Thanks for sharing!
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I loved this recipe! So dang easy and super yummy! Creamy without being gloomy or too rich. Definitely filling and I already sent it to my mom to make because I know its easy enough for her and she’ll love it. I made it for the first time about a month ago, feeling like making it again!
This is so awesome! Love seeing your pics!!