Slow Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

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I always have a hard time deciding if it’s too early to pull out Mrs. Potts to cook up some fall soups, but after having a few sweet days of cooler weather over the weekend here in North Alabama, this Slow CookedLoaded Potato Soup was just too good to pass up.  I got this recipe from a friend last year while walking through Publix, and it’s such an easy way to make some amazingly yummy soup. . . which is always a great way to frugally feed your family!  We served it with some crackers and a side salad, and of course got very excited about the fall season just around the corner.

 

If you’d rather make Potato Soup on the stovetop, here’s our family’s favorite stovetop potato soup recipe It’s an fantastic recipe, but requires a little more work than letting Mrs. Potts handle the cooking for you! :)

 

Slow Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

Ingredients

  1. 4 slices bacon
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  3. 5 cups peeled russet potatoes (about five potatoes)
  4. 1 medium stalk celery
  5. 1 carton (4 cups) chicken broth
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1 1/2 cups half and half or milk (we used skim milk and it was fine, but it might be a little creamier if you use half and half)
  10. 8 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese

 

Directions

  1. In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, until browned & crispy. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels, then refrigerate until dinner time.
  2. In bacon drippings, cook onion over medium heat 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.  In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt & pepper.  Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours.
  4. About 30 minutes before dinner, beat flour and half and half (or milk) in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup.
  5. Increase heat on slow cooker until high.  Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until thickened.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted & smooth.  (If you want fewer lumps in your soup, you’ll want to mash the potatoes a bit with a potato masher.)
  7. Crumble bacon, serve on top of soup.

 

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Comments

  1. It’s funny that you posted this because Trey has been asking for this soup, and so I just bought some potatoes this week to make it for him! It’s getting to be “Soup” season again!

  2. This may be a stupid question, but do you chop your potatoes first? It would seem so, but I could also see the potatoes cooking whole in a crockpot for that long…

  3. So glad I saw the link for this recipe on I Heart Publix! I have been wanting to make some potato soup (even though it still feels like summer here in Florida). I had all the ingredients on hand and put it in the crock pot this morning and enjoyed it tonight. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks Laurie!

  4. Connie Dawson says:

    Can I put all these ingregents togeather and give this as a Christmas gift for busy moms??

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