Sunday Supper, Slow Cooker Sausage, Corn & Potato Soup

One of the recipes on my bucket list this month is

Cheesy Sausage Potato Soup from Plain Chicken

When I was making my grocery list,

I remembered what HHjr said recently~

“Let’s clean out the freezer this weekend,

It’s full of all kinds of stuff

{ahem, stuff is not exactly the word he used 😂}

With 2 cooks in the kitchen, our freezer tends to fill up!

I found a half of a bag of hash browns,

a half bag of tater tots, and a partial bag of corn

In the pantry there was a can of corn,

a can of Cream of Bacon soup and minced onions

Then I checked the fridge

and found a block of cream cheese, and grated cheddar

This is sort of a “clean out your freezer and pantry soup!”

All I needed from the store was Italian sausage

The soup comes together quickly,

brown the sausage in a skillet or Instant Pot if you are using that~

I am still not entirely confident with mine yet

and tend to go to my good old slow cooker

The soup base is chicken broth {not in the ingredient picture}

I love this Chicken Broth concentrate,

I keep it in the fridge and it’s so handy

You can make the amount you need in the strength you want

It’s economical too,

one container makes up to 28 cups of broth

for about $0.32 a cup

whereas a 4 cup carton of prepared chicken broth

is about $0.90 per cup!

Add the chicken broth to your slow cooker,

then add the cream soup and stir~

You can use any cream soup you have,

cream of celery, cream of chicken,

cream of mushroom, cream of potato

Next add the potatoes~

I partially thawed my potatoes but you can add them frozen

either way is fine

Add the corn and browned sausage

Stir it together as best you can

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours

I wasn’t sure what the tater tots would do,

but they simply broke down into the mixture

and added to the creaminess

Cut the cream cheese into cubes and add to the soup

Stir in the grated cheese

Cover and continue to cook on low for another hour,

stir and serve, dinner is ready!

I garnished mine with shaved Parmesan,

but you could garnish with chives, green onions,

bacon, anything you like

A nice piece of french bread or foccacia is perfect for dipping

The inspiration recipe calls for Velveeta

but I used cream cheese and cheddar instead

Slow Cooker Sausage, Corn and Potato Soup

This soup is perfect comfort food, hearty and cheesy, and it's kid friendly too. Serve it with garlic bread or toasted french or foccacia for dipping!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Course Main Course, slow cooker, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • slow cooker


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 4 cups corn kernels frozen, canned or a combination
  • 30 oz. frozen hash browns or tater tots or a combination
  • 1 can Cream of Bacon soup or any cream soup
  • 1 Tbsp Minced onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened {do not use non fat it won’t melt]
  • 8 oz grated white cheddar cheese
  • shaved Parmesan for garnish, optional


  • Remove casings from sausage. Crumble.
  • Cook sausage in a skillet until it is browned, crumbling into small pieces as you stir during browning. Drain off fat half way through the browning process so the sausage can brown properly if necessary. Drain sausage on paper towels
  • Spray or line your slow cooker and add broth then stir in cream soup until it’s blended with the broth
  • Add minced onion and then potatoes, corn and sausage. Stir, cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Cut cream cheese into squares and add to soup along with grated cheddar
  • Replace cover and continue to cook on low for another hour
  • Stir well to blend in cheeses and serve
Keyword easy potato soup, kid friendly soup, Sausage, Corn and Potato Soup, slow cooker soup

This Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown & Potato Soup

is very similar but uses breakfast sausage

and doesn’t include corn

If you want a meatless version see this

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato and Corn Soup

Tis the season for soup!

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32 Responses to “Sunday Supper, Slow Cooker Sausage, Corn & Potato Soup”
  1. Jenna, I like the idea of cleaning out the freezer and frig. The soup looks delicious and comforting after the heartbreaking loss last night 😢 Happy Sunday!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    It is indeed the season for soup and this is a great pantry recipe. thanks for the tip on the chicken stock product.

  3. The soup looks very warming and tasty!

  4. That looks like a wonderful, rib-sticking soup for a chilly fall day!

  5. Rita C. says:

    One of the things I love best about your recipes is how you empty the pantry and use what’s on hand, Jenna. This sounds and looks great. Love HHJr’s comment.

  6. That looks tasty and hearty, Jenna — perfect for our cool Autumns and COLD winters!

  7. This soup looks amazing! It must have been soup day for us! I made a pot of veggie and venison soup and then decided to make a pot of cabbage soup. YUM! Happy week to you dear Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Judee says:

    So many hearty ingredients in this delicious looking soup just in time for the cooler weather.

  9. Nancy says:

    Mmmmmm mmmm mmmm!
    What a comforting soup to make on these cold Autumn days. Thank you for the recipe!
    Happy New Week to you!

  10. hena tayeb says:

    Oh yum. This looks great.

  11. I’m seeing some fun soup posts and hot beverage posts today, which is perfect timing for us since we’re expecting a freeze tonight! 😀 We’re having read beans and rice tonight.

  12. Kitty says:

    This sounds like a great meal of cleaning out the fridge and freezer. I loved your “ahem”! Those boys of ours! I loved the chicken thigh recipe with the hoisin and sweet chili sauce, Jenna!

  13. Kim says:

    Yay for soup!! Jenna, this looks delicious and how great to clean the freezer and pantry and not to have to throw things out. I was surprised to see the tater tots in the ingredients and glad they worked out for you. Happy Monday!

  14. lghiggins says:

    I hate throwing out food, so I do freeze little bits of this, that, and the other. It is also easy to lose track of what you have put in there. What a great way to shop your freezer for dinner.

  15. Soup is such comfort food. Isn’t it crazy when we clean out the fridge or freezer and make a dish. We call it Must Go’s…LOL
    I love crockpot soup, so easy. Thanks for the tip about the chicken broth concentrate.

  16. Mary says:

    Such a tasty meal from cleaning out the fridge and freezer!

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