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Slow Cooker Bacon Potato Chowder

An image of prepared Slow Cooker Bacon Potato Chowder made with bacon, onion, Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Potato Soup, milk, potatoes, chives and Cheddar cheese.
  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 3 hr 15 min
  • serves: 10 people
  • calories: 304 1 serving

Like a loaded baked potato made into a creamy, cheesy soup!  Slow Cooker Bacon Potato Chowder sounds like comfort in a bowl, doesn't it?  Just a handful of pantry-staple ingredients and 3 steps make this soup so easy to make.  The condensed cream of potato soup is what keeps things simple, making a rich and creamy base.  Just add the potatoes, onion, bacon and chives and let the slow cooker do the rest.  Stir in the cheese at the end and you're done!  If you're really pressed for time (you can say you wanted the soup to look more rustic!), you can skip peeling the potatoes- it will still be delicious!


  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cans (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Potato Soup
  • 4 1/3 cups milk (you can use the empty soup can to measure instead- it's 4 soup cans)
  • 2 large white potato (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)


  • Tips

    • Try this beer and Cheddar twist!  Replace 1 soup can milk with 1 bottle (12 fluid ounces) beer.  Proceed as shown above.  Set out bowls of shredded cooked chicken, more crumbled cooked bacon, sour cream, chopped fresh chives, diced avocado, croutons or your favorite potato toppings and let your guests create their own perfect bowl!
  • Step 1

    Stir the bacon, onion, soup, milk, potatoes and 1/4 cup chives in a 6-quart slow cooker.  Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

  • Step 3

    Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the remaining chives.

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Calories 304
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 997 mg
Total Carb 33 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 9 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 7 %DV
Calcium 24 %DV
Iron 5 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.