Crock Pot Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Crock Pot Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a creamy and comforting dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal. This soup combines tender potatoes and fresh broccoli with a rich, cheesy broth, all cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. It’s an easy and delicious way to enjoy a hearty soup with minimal effort.


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (optional, for thickening)
  • Fresh chives, chopped (for garnish)
  • Extra shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)


1. Prepare the Ingredients:
In a slow cooker, combine the diced potatoes, broccoli florets, chopped onion, and minced garlic.

2. Add Broth and Seasonings:
Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth. Add the dried thyme and dried basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.

3. Cook on Low:
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes and broccoli are tender.

4. Blend the Soup:
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. If you prefer a chunkier texture, blend only a portion of the soup or use a potato masher to mash some of the potatoes.

5. Add Cheese and Cream:
Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and heavy cream. If you prefer a thicker soup, add the cornstarch mixture and stir well. Continue to cook on low for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the soup is heated through.

6. Serve:
Ladle the hot soup into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped chives and extra shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal.

Tips for Success

  • Cheese: Shred your own cheddar cheese for a smoother melting consistency. Pre-shredded cheese can be coated with anti-caking agents that affect melting.
  • Consistency: If the soup is too thick, add more broth or milk to reach the desired consistency. If it’s too thin, add the cornstarch mixture to thicken it.
  • Flavor Boost: For added depth of flavor, sauté the onions and garlic in a skillet before adding them to the slow cooker.


  • Bacon Addition: Add cooked, crumbled bacon to the soup for extra flavor and texture.
  • Vegetarian Version: Use vegetable broth and omit any meat additions for a vegetarian version.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy twist.


Crock Pot Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a delicious and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its creamy texture, hearty vegetables, and rich cheddar flavor, this soup is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy the ease of preparing a wholesome meal in your slow cooker, and savor the comforting flavors of this delightful soup.

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