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Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup

An easy Crockpot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup! Tender potatoes in a creamy soup filled with cheesy flavor and topped with crispy bacon!

A SUPER FLAVORFUL POTATO SOUP RECIPE

This recipe for Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup was actually given to me by my dental hygienist. I always love a good recipe recommendation. This soup is so filling and comforting. It is thick and flavorful and the ranch seasoning adds the perfect touch!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS POTATO SOUP:

  • If you can’t find the microwave little potatoes, just use small baby gold potatoes. You can also dice up some russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
  • You can certainly use store-bought packaged bacon pieces.
  • The ranch seasoning mix really adds a lot of flavor to this dish. If you like you can make your own Homemade Ranch Seasoning.
Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST:

  • small onion
  • celery
  • Little Potatoes (see notes in recipe card)
  • chicken broth
  • flour
  • ranch dressing mix
  • half and half
  • sour cream
  • salt and pepper,
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions
Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe from The Country Cook

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT CHEDDAR BACON RANCH POTATO SOUP:

Dice onion and celery. Remove potatoes from the microwave package (setting aside the cheese packets for later) and slice them in half (or in quarters for the larger potatoes). See my notes in the recipe card below about other potato options.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe from The Country Cook

Add celery, onions, Potatoes and chicken broth into a 6 quart slow cooker.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe from The Country Cook

Cover crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe from The Country Cook

Once potatoes are fork tender, mash about half of the potatoes. You’ll want to leave some chunky potato bits.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ranch dressing mix and the contents of both cheese packets.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

Stir in sour cream and half and half.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

Finally, pour ranch mixture into the slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and heat for an additional 30 minutes.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

As potato soup finishes cooking, cook and crumble the bacon; shred the cheddar cheese and slice the green onions.

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe from The Country Cook

Place all the toppings into separate bowls so everyone can serve themselves.

Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup recipe topped with shredded cheese and green onion

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup

Crock Pot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup

An easy Crockpot Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Soup! Tender potatoes in a creamy soup filled with cheesy flavor and topped with crispy bacon!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Dice onion and celery. Remove creamer potatoes from the microwave package (setting aside the cheese packets for later) and slice them in half (or in quarters for the larger potatoes.)
  • Add celery, onions, potatoes and chicken broth into a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Cover crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Once potatoes are fork tender, mash about half of the potatoes. You’ll want to leave some chunky potato bits.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ranch dressing mix and the contents of both cheese packets.
  • Stir in sour cream and half and half.
  • Finally, pour ranch mixture into the slow cooker. Stir well. Cover and heat for an additional 30 minutes.
  • As potato soup finishes cooking, cook and crumble the bacon; shred the cheddar cheese and slice the green onions.
  • Place all the toppings into separate bowls so everyone can serve themselves.

Notes

  • I originally made this recipe with microwaveable Little Potatoes. The cheese packets are not absolutely essential for this recipe to taste great. This recipe can be made with baby gold potatoes. You can also dice up some russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
  • You can certainly use store-bought packaged bacon pieces. 
  • The ranch seasoning mix really adds a lot of flavor to this dish. If you like you can make your own Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 793kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 59g | Sodium: 833mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    LOL! I just saw this!! It’s our favorite potato soup! And yes, Brandi, you may use and adapt any of my recipes anytime! I’ve never seen those little cheese potatoes, but I might try them sometime now. I usually use peeled and diced russet potatoes, I noticed you pictured the Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock. Good choice. I won’t use any other in my soups, it’s so good. I might try it sometime in a crock pot. And I know it may be frowned on by healthy choice cooks, but I do leave the bacon drippings in my pot to add to the flavor. I use it for the grease to pre-cook my onions and celery before adding the remaining ingredients. And thanks again for letting me know which slow cooker I needed to buy to make my Chocolate Covered Peanuts and not burn them! We enjoyed making and sharing them for Christmas!

  2. Approximately how much cheese should I use in place of the cheese packets? Also what kind? It really sounds delicious and I want to try it with the Idaho potatoes I already have. Thank you.

  3. I have discovered your website with all your recipes lately and I have to say —my dry spell of not cooking has changed. I made your cheese ranch potato soup tonight and I seriously could have eaten the whole crock pot. Best recipes and the easiest recipes I have made in a very long time.

  4. 5 stars
    I have a ton of regular potatoes to use, wondering if there is anything else I should add since I don’t have those little cheese packets? Any ideas what to use in place of the cheese packets?

  5. At what point do you add the first pound of bacon to the soup? You give directions for the second pound for the topping, but not the first.

    1. Hi Cindy! Nope – there is only one pound of bacon in this recipe (not two.) It is just for the topping. If you want, you could stir half of that cooked bacon into the soup before serving and then serve with more sprinkled on top but we prefer to sprinkle it all on at the end with each individual serving. 🙂

  6. I know the point of this recipe is to use the microwave potatoes, but wondering if you could use regular ones in it as well, precooked a bit?

      1. 5 stars
        Brandie, I Love your new site!!! Wow! You are the best!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!