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Loaded Broccoli-Cheese Potato Chowder

For anyone who loves baked potatoes or broccoli cheese soup, this is the best of both worlds. If you have bacon lovers, offer crumbled cooked bacon as a topping. Then everyone is happy, carnivore or not! —Vivi Taylor, Middleburg, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (about 2 quarts)


  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated O'Brien hash brown potatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions


  • Combine the hash browns and garlic in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, whisk the sour cream, flour, pepper and nutmeg until smooth; stir in stock. Pour into slow cooker; stir to combine. Cook, covered, on low until hash browns are tender, 6-8 hours.
  • Add the broccoli and 3 cups cheese; cover and cook until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes longer. Serve with green onions and remaining cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 386 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 921mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • quiltpinky1
    Feb 12, 2021

    Very good! I used both broccoli and cauliflower and added Applewood smoked bacon. A great cold winter soup!

  • JCV4
    Jan 13, 2021

    So easy to put together and tastes great! I agree - it is filling and satisfying!

  • mrscessna
    Nov 4, 2020

    This was much better than I expected! Good flavor.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 1, 2019

    A great, hearty and filling soup! I also served it with bacon sprinkled on top. Perfect for those chilly winter nights!

  • ms11145
    Nov 23, 2019

    I already have a dynamite Broccoli Cheese Potato soup recipe, but I wanted to give this one a try. While it is good, it was the family's consensus not to make it again. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, per se, it is just a matter of which recipe we enjoy most. It is an easy recipe to do. I did use fresh hash browns and it worked well.

  • Jennifer
    Oct 15, 2019

    Excellent recipe! Easy to make! Fresh cubed potatoes worked well too. Perfect for a busy day!

  • sharontimkemp
    Oct 12, 2019

    Can you cook on high and shorten the time?

  • Judith Ann Eileen Miller
    Sep 29, 2019

    I made this yesterterday. I added a yellow chopped onion with the hasbrowns. It was wonderful. Husband said its a keeper. I will definitely make it again.

  • Lisa
    Sep 24, 2019

    I made this today, however I added some better than bouillon chicken flavoring, used full fat sour cream and without the bacon. This recipe is a keeper. Wish I would have thought of the sourdough bowls. What a great harvest time soup. This one goes in the recipe card file.

  • bethnegrey
    Sep 22, 2019

    This does sound really good -- but I don't have a slow cooker (or room to store one). Wish there had been directions for those of us who want to make this on the stove. Maybe another site can tell me how to convert this temperature and time wise? I'll be back to really rate it when I've made it. Thanks for the recipe!