Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Cheesy Hashbrown Potato & Sausage Soup

This might be the easiest soup you’ll ever make

It only takes a few minutes to put together

and then it’s ready to simmer all day

for a kid friendly, and comforting supper

Six ingredients~

Frozen hashbrowns, chicken broth, breakfast sausage,

a creamed soup, garlic powder and cheese

I think Velveeta is magic but if you are anti-Velveeta,

you can substitute cream cheese and grated cheddar,

details are in the note section of the recipe card below


you can even make your own Velveeta with this recipe here

Put the potatoes into a sprayed 6 quart oval slow cooker

Season with salt, pepper and optional garlic powder

Pour in the chicken broth, then stir in the Cream soup

You can also substitute beer for part of the chicken broth

for a beer cheese soup version if desired, see note on the recipe card

I used Campbell’s Cream of Bacon, but you can use

Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Celery

OR you can make your own cream soup base here

Brown sausage and stir into soup mixture

If you want to add some vegetables

saute chopped onion, celery, sweet peppers in the sausage renderings

or add canned or frozen corn kernels

Cover and set slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours One hour before serving,

add the Velvetta {or cream cheese and cheddar}

Continue cooking for 1 hour,

stirring once during that last hour to distribute cheese

Garnish with grated cheddar and green onions for a little color when serving

We had ours with Italian Party Bread

So good!

This marinara sauce monkey bread isn’t just for parties,

it’s a great side for soup, salad, pasta or just about anything

Click here for the recipe


Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Potato & Sausage Soup

Frozen shredded hashbrowns combine with cheese, sausage and chicken broth for an easy prep hearty soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Course, slow cooker, Soup
Cuisine American


  • slow cooker


  • 1 bag 30 oz. shredded hashbrown potatoes, thawed
  • 16 oz breakfast sausage, mild or hot
  • 16 oz Velveeta Cheese*
  • 4 cups chicken broth**
  • 1 can 12 oz. Cream of Bacon*** soup
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder to taste optional
  • chopped green onions and grated cheese for garnish optional


  • Cook sausage in a skillet until it is browned, crumbling into small pieces as you stir during browning. Drain sausage on paper towels
  • Spray or line your slow cooker and add potatoes.
  • Season potatoes with salt and pepper and garlic powder if desired
  • Pour in chicken broth, then stir in cream soup until it's blended with the broth
  • Stir in cooked sausage, cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  • One hour before serving cut Velvetta into cubes and add to soup. If substituting cream cheese, cut it into cubes and add it along with the grated cheddar at this time. Replace cover and cook 1 more hour.
  • Stir soup well and serve. Garnish with green onions and more grated cheese if desired


*substitute 8 oz. cream cheese and 2 cups grated cheddar for Velveeta if desired
**you can use a good beer or ale along with chicken broth for a beer cheese soup version, if using a 12 oz beer {1 1/2 cups} use only 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
You can also add sauteed chopped onion and/or celery, sweet peppers or corn kernels
***you can use Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Celery, or Cream of Potato soup
Keyword easy soup, hashbrown potatoes, homemade Velveeta, potato and sausage soup, potato soup, sausage soup, slow cooker potato soup

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20 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Cheesy Hashbrown Potato & Sausage Soup”
  1. Good morning, Jenna! What a delicious looking soup with lots of flavor. This is definitely comfort food in a bowl. Wishing you a lovely Tuesday!

  2. Martha says:

    My husband would really like this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I would lick the whole bowl CLEAN! Can’t resist creamy cheese soup.

  4. I’ve never thought of using frozen hash brown potatoes in a soup, but what a great idea!

  5. That sounds fabulous. I’ve used hash browns in soup before but with the cheese, that would be wonderful!

  6. Sounds like a hearty soup! Temps are actually in the uppers 60’s here in Philly this week… Grilling weather here:@)

  7. lghiggins says:

    Coming from Tennessee, sausage comes in only slightly behind bacon in my book. I like the idea of substituting cream cheese and standard cheese for the Velveta. Thanks for the great idea. Your soup sounds and looks delicious.

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Not only are we salad lovers here but soup comes in a close second. This recipe sounds delicious and perfect for a chilly evening. Have a wonderful day……..

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