Foodie for a Year \\ October

Welcome to our fifth edition (of six) of our Foodie for a Year link-up.  Today's theme - a favorite slow cooker meal!  One of my favorite things about fall is busting out the Crockpot once again.  Not that it can't be used in the summer, but fall just screams slow-cooker in our house, am I right?

Anyway, today I am sharing a recipe I was introduced to through HyVee's DISH program.  Not only do I love the ease of HyVee's freezer meals, but I especially love that they share their recipes so I can re-create the meals on my own if I so choose!  This is not only one of the easiest slow-cooker meals, but also one of the best (in my opinion).  Now, it doesn't quite rival my favorite baked potato soup recipe, but considering the convenience of this recipe, it's worth it!!

Slow Cooker Easy Baked Potato Soup

What You Need:
1 26-oz can cream of chicken soup
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 32-oz can of chicken broth
1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
1 package real bacon bits
cheddar cheese
green onion

What You Do:
1. In a larger slow cooker, combine soup, onion, pepper, garlic powder, and broth.

2. Add frozen hash browns and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

3. About one hour before serving, add cream cheese.  Heat until thoroughly melted.

4. Top with bacon bits, cheddar, and green onions.

That's it!  Super easy, which is the whole point of a slow-cooker in my eyes!  I like to pair with a loaf of sourdough (or even better, serve in a bread bowl--store-bought of course!) for an easy and filling meal.

And one of my favorite things about using my Crockpot.  These liners!  If you don't already use them, you must start ASAP!  They make for less of a mess and easy clean-up!!

Now it's your turn!  Don't forget to link up and share your favorite slow-cooker recipe!  I'm hoping to gain a few new recipes for my repertoire and add a few to my upcoming grocery list!  And don't forget to join us in December for our final FFAY link-up...although I make no promises as I should have an itty bitty newborn by then!


  1. YUM!!! I am LOVING all the crock pot recipes today! I only have a few recipes I make in the crock pot and I can't wait to add these to our rotation!
    I love potato soup, and this looks delicious!

  2. Sounds so easy and comforting!

  3. You've made potato soup so simple. I'm going to add this to our winter rotation for sure.

  4. You and Liz both use liners, I may have to see what the hype is all about ;) Oh man I love a good potato soup!

  5. Yum! I love potato soup and need to try this. Soups are my jam in the fall. If only my kiddos would eat them. Ugh! I love the idea of crockpot liners. I need to get on that.

  6. I've been WANTING to make baked potato soup in the crock pot!!! I LOVED your last recipe so I am sure I will love this one too! Can't wait for it to get cold, heck that won't happen, so I'm just going to try it!
    Also, yes to the liners!!! We made chicken for tacos in the crock pot tonight and boom, I'm already done with clean up!

  7. Crockpot meals are the best and this sounds so delicious! I can't wait until it gets a little cooler here.

  8. YUM!! This looks delish! I just made a new slow cooker pork carintas recipe that I really need to share - it was SOOOOOOO good.

  9. I love potato soup! Definitely saving this recipe!