Easy Crock-Pot Tater Soup

The weather’s turning cooler, the leaves are falling, and the soups are cookin’. There’s something about tater soup that comforts me. Maybe because it’s tasty or maybe it’s because no matter how low we get on groceries, I always keep potatoes on hand and that means there will always be food on the table.

There are so many variations of potato soup but keeping with the “ration cooking” theme, I’ll leave it to basics. I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, Carnation Evaporated Milk is a staple around here and it can add a tremendous amount of flavor to your meals. Most people think desserts when using evaporated milk but it gives even the plainest recipes a savory, full flavor.


  • 6-8 potatoes, chunked (I prefer new potatoes)
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 5 c. water
  • 1 can of Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I add extra salt because taters need it)
  • dab of butter


Cook in crock pot on low for 8 hours or until taters are done. One hour before serving, add the one can of Carnation evaporated milk.


Potatoes with Onion, Butter, and Parsley

Potato Soup Boiling

Potato Soup or Tater Soup

In keeping with transparency, as always, I did receive a gift card from One2One Network and Carnation for ingredients to create this fine tater soup but in no way was my opinion of evaporated milk bought. It’s always been a staple and if you want to search my recipes for it, you’ll know that’s the truth;)  {{giggle}}

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  1. 1

    Lisa says

    How many cups of potato chunks would you say you used? Potatoes come in so many sizes!

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    maria says

    Wow! That looks so good and yet seems simple to make. I love 1 pot cooking!! I’m going to have to make this, just wishing it was somewhat cooler to start making soups and chili around here! :(

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    chrystal says

    Thank you thank you thank you! I love tater soup and in a crock, just perfect!

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    Amanda Robinson says

    It’s in the crockpot right now. Hope everyone loves it!

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    Diana says

    Have u ever thought of adding crispy fried bacon bits to it. Its kinda like twice baked potato soup. But am going 2 try yours it sounds awesome.

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    carolyn says

    About how much water do you use to cook the potatoes in?

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    Katrina says

    This looks almost like my mom’s recipe but she adds bacon and she also mixes a little flour and cold milk then adds it to the soup. It helps to keep the butter from floating on the top.

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    Becky says

    I love potato soup and this one looks simple and delicious. Do you just throw all the ingredients (other than the evaporated milk) in the Crock Pot at once and then add the evap milk later?

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    Christina says

    Thanks for posting this. My mom made a real similar recipe to this just in one pot on the stove, and I felt like it was -too- easy, like maybe I was missing something. She passed away almost 3 years ago, so I can’t call her up. But this is pretty much right on it. I also read through your blog a bit and LOVE it. I’ll definitely be followin you. :)

  10. 10

    some of my favorite things…taters that is! yummmmmmo this is truly good stuff!