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Slow Cooker Potato Bacon and Broccoli Soup

It takes only 5 minutes to throw this delicious Slow Cooker Potato, Bacon and Broccoli Soup together in the Crockpot. Then let it sit, cook and enjoy a delicious homemade dinner.

Slow Cooker Potato Bacon and Broccoli Soup in red bowl.

I love making delicious home cooked dinners for my family, but I don’t like slaving away in the kitchen. That’s why my Slow Cooker Potato Bacon and Broccoli Soup fits the bill. It’s oh so yummy and “souper” easy.

The two things that make this recipe simple are the slow cooker and frozen potatoes. I love being able to throw dinner in the crockpot and go on with my day. Fix it and forget it!

Using frozen southern hash browns really cuts down on the prep and cooking time, however, you can opt for raw potatoes if you have them on hand. You’ll just need to cook the soup 1-2 hours longer depending on your Crockpot.

Be sure to chop the potatoes small so they’ll cook faster and break down into a creamy/chunky soup texture.

cooked bacon

Another key ingredient is bacon. It gives this comfort food concoction just the right amount of savory, plus I can say to my husband, “yes honey, there’s meat in this.”

Homemade potato soup holds a certain nostalgia for me as my mom used to make it for lunch when I was a little girl. I love being able to make it for my family too, but I’m thankful I don’t have to spend time stirring over a hot stove.

frozen broccoli florets

This recipe serves 8 people a hearty portion and I like to make grilled cheese sandwiches to round it out. It also tastes great reheated for lunch the next day – the kids love to take it to school!

Ingredients Needed

  • cooked bacon cut into pieces
  • onion
  • chicken broth
  • southern hash browns (cubed potatoes)
  • broccoli florets
  • salt
  • dill
  • parsley
  • pepper
  • flour
  • half and half
  • evaporated milk
  • chives (optional)
  • cheddar cheese (optional)

How to Make Potato Bacon and Broccoli Soup in the Crockpot

Place first 10 ingredients in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.
In small bowl, whisk together flour, half and half and evaporated milk. Stir into the soup.
Cover and cook another 30 minutes before serving.
Serve garnished with cheese and chives.

What are Southern Hash Browns? 

Hash browns in the north are generally made from shredded potatoes. Southern hash browns are made of diced potatoes. 

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