Slow Cooker Potato Soup
We have been having rain, rain and more rain here in Texas and it’s something we are just not used to around here. Of course, that means the temperature is dropping again (after a few days in the 70s) so you may be able to guess what I did. I broke out my good old trusty crockpot again! Tonight we are having Slow Cooker Potato Soup! My mother-in-law made a version of this for me last year, but did it on the stove. I wasn’t feeling good and she came to my rescue. But she literally cooked all day long! Doing it with the crockpot still gets all that great flavor, but I’m not having to tend to it all day!
- 8 medium potatoes, peeled, washed and cubed. You could probably leave the skin on if you prefer.
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 quart of chicken broth
- 1 lb of bacon
- 1 cup of shredded cheese
- 1 cup of half and half
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 tbsp of garlic powder
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- Chop the bacon into 1" pieces and fry on the stove. Drain on paper towels and set a little of the bacon to the side to use as a garnish.
- Add all items into the slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Serve warm and top with some shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, green onions and sour cream (optional).
I like to serve this Slow Cooker Potato Soup with warm bread or crackers. It makes a pretty good amount so we can usually enjoy it over the next couple of days too. I just put the amount I need in a saucepan and re-heat it on the stove. Just in case you missed it, you may want to try our Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup or our Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings!
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