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5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes – Affordable One Pot Side Dishes

Simple and cozy, these from-scratch easy slow cooker soup recipes are sure to warm you up when the weather turns cold! Enjoy seasonal favorites like Potato Soup and Chicken Soup cooked in just one pot. Clean-up is quick! These are classic comfort food dishes everyone will love.

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Affordable One Pot Side Dishes

Slow cooker soups are a huge time saver. Dump everything in the pot, cover it with the lid, turn it on, and walk away. You might already be making crock pot dinners like this, but it’s a great way to make soups too.

The soup will simmer while you’re out and about. There’s very little actual hands-on input you need to give. You can make delicious side dishes while only using one pot. Save these recipes and add them to your meal plan app today!

Slow cooking is ideal for starchy root vegetables and beans, which both happen to be budget-friendly ingredients. Other cheap ingredients like oatmeal and noodles make really great slow cooker oatmeal recipes and no-boil Mac and cheese dishes. You can eat good home cooked meals, even on a budget.

Another benefit of owning a slow cooker is that like many crock pot recipes, most of these one pot soups make many servings at one time. That means… leftovers! Hurray!

Are you interested in affordable dinner ideas too? Take a look at these egg dinner recipes that promise to save you money.

How to Make Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Cooking soup in a slow cooker is super easy! You don’t have to worry about the pot boiling over, burning vegetables, or overcooking.

Usually, the vegetables are chopped and added to the bottom of the crock-pot. Root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, turnips are always great choices. Fibrous greens like kale and cabbage are nice too. Take the fast track by dumping a bag of frozen cauliflower rice in the pot.

Next comes any meat you want to add. Think chicken breast, browned ground beef, or cubed meat.

Then, sprinkle herbs and seasonings over the top of the last layer. Culinary favorites like thyme, parsley, and rosemary give a delicious flavor!

Finally, add liquid like water, milk, or broth to transform all these great ingredients into a good soup! Flick the slow cooker on and leave it to simmer for a few hours until it’s all cooked up and done.

Save leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days. Or transfer to freezer-safe containers and store for up to 3 months in the freezer. Be sure to serve with crusty no-knead artisan bread or Jimmy John’s bread loaf.

5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Let the slow cooker do the hard work for you. Prep these delectable soups in a few simple steps, turn the machine on, and walk away while the ingredients simmer until done!

For an extra special touch, I use a milk frother wand to make a milk foam to add on top of my creamy soups. There are lots of milk frother uses you can benefit from – you can make instant smooth, velvety soups and even dressings for your salad to pair with your soup.

Homemade potato soup from scratch in white bowl.
4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Any recipe with 4-ingredients automatically gets my attention. This one certainly did! Transform pantry basics into a delicious creamy potato soup! If you love the comfort of baked potatoes, you’ll love this slow cooker potato soup.
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Slow cooker navy bean soup in a blue bowl.
Navy Bean Soup Slow Cooker Style
Beans are a bit of a challenge for me, but I know using a slow cooker will change that! Mixing seasonal vegetables with navy beans creates a delicious side dish that pairs well with beef, chicken, or pork.
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Slow cooker cabbage soup.
Sweet and Sour Crock Pot Cabbage Soup
One of the beautiful things about slow-cooked recipes is how they can simmer all day, but you don’t have to be there watching. I love how you get an old-fashioned, made-from-scratch kind of vibe but can leave the kitchen and let the pot do its thing alone. Cabbage and sausage is a classic combination. All will enjoy this sweet and sour soup!
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Easy homemade potato soup in a crockpot.
Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
Adding chicken broth to this recipe is a must-do, in my opinion. It’s a nourishing ingredient that makes this soup a healthy choice bursting with flavor. You can’t go wrong with this ultra-creamy baked potato soup!
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A bowl of chicken noodle soup with carrots and corn.
Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
Not only does this crock-pot soup have chicken broth, but there’s chicken breast too! Serve as a complete meal or immune-boosting side. Grandma would be proud! It’s cozy yet straightforward and ready in 5 easy steps.
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Jenny Graves

Monday 19th of December 2022

Slow cookers are so practical with pleasing results. Our family loves a good slow cooker soup. These five recipes are wonderful. Next up Navy bean! Thank you! 😊

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of December 2022

Navy bean is one of my faves ;) Glad you are trying them all!!! Come back again for more easy recipes!

Moop Brown

Sunday 18th of December 2022

All of these recipes are perfect for this time of the year and seem like great soups to warm up with during this cold season.

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of December 2022

Soups are such an overlooked meal! Love them this time of year :)

Lisa Grant

Sunday 18th of December 2022

I love soup in the winter! Thanks for all these great recipes!


Sunday 18th of December 2022

I always like to fill up the freezer with easy, nutritious meals before the holidays and so I was really happy to find your recipe collection to get inspired! My family loved the potato soup and I want to make your navy bean soup next. Looks delicious!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 19th of December 2022

Freezer prepping is so helpful for me too :) Remember to bookmark the page to come back and try them all!


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Slow cooker is seriously the best invention and such a life saver for me on busy days (which is most days). Love these recipes!