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potato crack soup

Potato Crack Soup

  • Author: olivia hartwellen
  • Total Time: 25 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


The Potato Crack Soup is a deliciously creamy and hearty dish perfect for cold days. With tender chunks of potatoes, crispy bacon bits, and sharp cheddar cheese melted into a rich broth, this soup is the ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make and packed with flavor, making it a favorite for family dinners.


  • 4 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Peel and dice the potatoes into small, uniform cubes.
    • Dice the onion and mince the garlic.
    • Cook the bacon until it’s crispy, then crumble it into pieces.
  2. Layering Ingredients:
    • In a slow cooker or a large pot, start by adding the potatoes at the bottom.
    • Add the diced onions and garlic on top of the potatoes.
    • Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over the vegetables.
    • Pour in the chicken broth and add the cream of chicken soup.
    • Stir everything together to combine.
  3. Cooking:
    • Slow Cooker: Set to cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The potatoes should be tender and easily pierced with a fork.
    • Stovetop: Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Adding Final Ingredients:
    • About 30 minutes before serving, add the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheeses are melted and fully incorporated.
    • Stir in the crumbled bacon, reserving some for garnish.
  5. Seasoning and Serving:
    • Taste the soup and add salt and pepper as needed.
    • Ladle the soup into bowls and top with extra cheese, bacon, and green onions if desired.


  1. Ingredient Flexibility: The recipes provided allow for flexibility in ingredients. For example, you can experiment with different types of cheese, add green onions, or even substitute the bacon with a vegetarian alternative to suit your dietary preferences.
  2. Cooking Methods: Both slow cooker and stovetop methods are provided for the Potato Crack Soup, allowing you to choose the cooking method that best fits your schedule and available equipment.
  3. Customizable Servings: The recipes are designed to be easily scalable. Whether you’re cooking for a small family dinner or a larger gathering, you can adjust the quantities of each ingredient to meet your needs without compromising on flavor.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-8 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Loaded Potato Soup, Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup, Creamy Potato Soup, Ranch Potato Soup, Comfort Food Recipes,