Friday, September 16, 2011

Recipe: Slow Cooker Potato Soup

It’s Friday and it’s the first really Fall day we’ve had here in SC. It’s so great! I’m so excited. I can’t say that I’m breaking out the fall clothes (because I already did that). I can’t say that I’m going to decorate (because I already did that). I can’t say that I’m going to cook something warm and hot (because I already did that). Hmm… I might be impatient for Fall to get here. I LOVE FALL!

So instead of doing those things, I’m going to share a great Fall/Winter recipe with you. I started making this last year and it’s one of our favorite easy weeknight meals.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Slow-Cooker Potato Soup
Ingredients:
5 lbs of potatoes, peeled (don’t put them down the sink though!)
Chicken broth(4-5 cups, depending on the size of your slow cooker)
1 stick of butter
1 cup of half-and-half (you can use fat free)
12 oz. Bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Shredded cheese and sour cream for toppings

1. Chop the potato into medium size chunks. Place in the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth until the potatoes are just covered.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
2. Cook for however long you want. I’ve done it on high for 4 hours and I’ve done it on low for 10 hours. It really doesn’t matter. You are cooking the potatoes until they fall apart.

3. I removed 1 cup of chicken stock because I prefer a thicker soup. If you want it thinner, leave it in. I figure you can always put it back in later to thin it out.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
4. Using an immersion blender (if you have one) or a potato masher or whatever you have, blend the potatoes until they are the consistency you like it. I like mine really smooth, but some people like chunks. Again, it doesn’t matter.

Slow Cooker Potato SoupSorry about the quality of these pictures. They didn’t turn out very well.

5. Add in the half-and-half, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and anything else you might like, stir until combined. If it needs to be thickened, you can add sour cream. Cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes to let it thicken up.

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
6. Add half of the crumbled bacon and serve with some crusty bread (yes, I like carbs).

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
BEST FALL SOUP EVER!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Happy Friday!


12 comments:

  1. Mmm this looks yummy! We're big potato soup lovers over here. :)
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  2. Sounds delicious right about now!

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  3. O this gets me in the mood to use my crockpot! I love my crockpot :) I will definetly try this recipe...thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my yumminess, this looks like a little bowl full of *HEAVEN*...I'm such a huge fan of crock pot cooking, quick and easy, just the way I like it! (c: And Fall is pretty much the best season ever...I'm so excited!

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  5. MMMmmm! Soup looks great! I was wishing summer wasn't over, but now it's so much nicer, since it's cooler, and everyone's talking about fall food favorites.. Now I want to decorate and enjoy Autumn splendor, and make soup! Blessings!

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  6. Looks great! Great blog, too - just discovered you through the SN linkup. :)

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  7. Coming over from Amanda's! Love this recipe. My daughter and hubby love potato soup, and we are currently in the midst of her volleyball season. I am always looking for new things to make in the crockpot!

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  8. I soooo need to go my crockpot out! I don't use it enough, and this is a great excuse to dust it off. ;) Yum! Thank you so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week link-up!

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  9. I am looking forward to really using my crock pot this winter. I will keep this recipe and use it soon.

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  10. Thanks for the recipe! I'm making this as soon as it gets cool enough during the day.

    New follower!

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  11. i love crock pot recipes. your soup looks delicious. thank you for sharing.

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  12. You did a great job for this recipe. The ingredient looks yummy and delicious. Continue posting some of your recipe that you love to cook. I will try this at home and I'm so excited.

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