Grandma’s Crockpot Potato Cheese Soup

This soup was made by my mom my entire life. It is easy, cheap, and delicious – every quality a busy mom needs in her arsenal. To this day it remains my mom’s favorite version of potato soup and I’m happy to share it with you today.

Grandma's Crockpot Potato Cheese Soup

5 from 9 votes
Easy and budget friendly potato cheese soup
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, dinner, slow cooker, soup
Servings: 6
Cost: 4.50

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 6 cups diced potatoes
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp chicken bullion
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1.5 cup shredded cheese Or use 10 slices american cheese
  • 1 can evaporated milk

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients except cheese and milk into a crockpot or slow cooker of your choice.
  • Cook on low for 9-11 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • Add cheese and milk, stir, and put the lid back on.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes.

soup ingredients

potatoes in crockpot

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  • 5 stars
    Very good, and will make it again this week. I’m going to try all your recipes listed here. So glad you have a site now. Thanks Christian. Mary Jo

    • Hey there! I cannot wait to try this soup. I was just wondering, the best way to divide the recipe for 2 people? Thanks!

  • Made the soup tonight. WOW!! That was so easy I was afraid I might have messed it up. The husband suggested maybe adding broccoli next time. (And there WILL be a next time!!)

  • 5 stars
    We LOVE this recipe. My husband has always loved potato soup, and I’ve found most recipes to be more work than they are worth. The simplicity, the taste, the fact that it uses shelf stable dairy, all make this a new go-to food choice! We add some bacon bits on top at the end for a little bit of salty crunch and it is good to go!

  • 5 stars
    Delicious! My slow cooker was in use so I did this on the stove top. It thickened up beautifully and used up some of the massive container of processed cheese slices from my fridge – bonus points! My family was very happy!! 🥰

  • 5 stars
    I had a 5 lb bag of baby potatoes that had been sitting for too long and my husband was requesting some comfort food. Potatoes, hello? I thought of this recipe and despite needing to make a few approximations (baby potatoes, red onion, shredded cheddar) based on what I had, it still turned out great! Reminds of some great basic soup from a mom and pop style diner. Ultimate comfort, thanks Christine!

  • 5 stars
    Been watching you for 3 years! I find myself always going back to your videos to find recipes so I am so excited you finally have the website with them. I just put this soup in the crockpot and realized I don’t have evaporated milk but I’m hoping regular 2% does the trick.

  • This was so simple and so good! I was worried it would be bland but it wasn’t at all, just hearty and comforting. My toddlers loved it too and they’re usually pretty meh on soups. I did use real cheddar (grated) as I’m not a big processed cheese fan. We ate it with bread, some fruit, and carrots and hummus for a simple meal.

  • 5 stars
    This was so simple and so good! I was worried it would be bland but it wasn’t at all, just hearty and comforting. My toddlers loved it too and they’re usually pretty meh on soups. I did use real cheddar (grated) as I’m not a big processed cheese fan. We ate it with bread, some fruit, and carrots and hummus for a simple meal.