This Slow Cooker Potato Soup loaded with cheese and topped with bacon makes for a perfect winter meal. This cheesy soup is super simple and cooks all day right in your Crock-Pot. Load on some extra cheese and green onions to really kick it to another yummy level.
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
During the cold winter months, there is nothing better than a hot cup of soup and sandwich for dinner. My daughter and I are addicted to a certain store brand potato soup that is super expensive and only feeds the two of us. I will splurge and buy us a container to split quite often.
Yesterday was so cold here in Cincy and soup sounded like it would be perfect for dinner. I didn’t have time to rush off to the grocery to collect the ingredients needed for our favorite CopyCat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup. I did have potatoes, cheese, and bacon so a Slow Cooker Potato Soup was the answer to “what’s for dinner?”
I splurged a bit on myself over the holiday season and bought the KitchenAid Food Processor with the dicing attachment. So, I quickly diced my potatoes and lots of onion in my new kitchen gadget. Wow, I love that thing!
The great thing about this cheesy potato soup is that you can cook it on low for 8 hours or cook on high for about 4.5 hours. I tossed my couple ingredients in the slow cooker and headed on a few errands.
I used a sharp cheddar cheese in our soup because it always cuts back on the extra grease that you sometimes get from a mild cheddar. I am sure a mild cheddar would work great as well. Potato soup is never complete for me without the addition of bacon. I made some quick and easy pre-cooked bacon that I had on hand as well as some added flavor from the green onions.
To make this easy Crock-Pot soup you will need potatoes, chicken broth (vegetable could work too), cheese, evaporated milk, onion, garlic, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. You can have this soup cooking in no time.
6 cup Chicken Broth
2 1/2 cup chopped Onion
2 tbsp minced Garlic
7 cup peeled diced Potatoes (about 7 medium)
1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
3 tbsp Cornstarch
4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 medium Green Onions, sliced
6 strips cooked Bacon, chopped
Spray slow cooker with non stick spray.
Add onions, garlic, potatoes and broth to slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Increase heat to high.
Whisk together cornstarch and evaporated milk until smooth.
Stir cornstarch mixture into slow cooker until blended.
Cover and cook 15 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in cheese until well melted.
Garnish with green onions and bacon.
Do you have a favorite Slow Cooker Soup recipe that you make frequently?
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