Dig into Fall Comfort Food

Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Prep: 40 mins | Total: 4 hrs 40 mins | Serves 8


  • 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 carton (32 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 pkg. (24 oz.) ORE-IDA STEAM N’MASH Cut Russet Potatoes
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in the skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Add onions to drippings in skillet; cook, stirring often, for 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Add 1 cup broth; cook and stir 2 min. or until sauce comes to boil and thickens. Pour sauce into slow cooker and stir in remaining broth and potatoes. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours (or HIGH 2 to 3 hours).
  3. Use slotted spoon to transfer 4 cups potatoes to medium bowl; mash until smooth. Add 1½ cups cheese to remaining mixture in slow cooker; stir until melted. Stir in mashed potatoes and milk; cook, covered, 5 min. or until heated through.
  4. Place bacon on paper towel-covered microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until heated through. Serve soup topped with bacon, remaining cheese, sour cream and chives.

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