Recipe: Homemade Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Homemade Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Homemade Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 7 potatos (I used russet)
  • 1 carrot (use more if you want more, I used 3 baby carrots)
  • 1 26 oz container of chicken stock
  • 2-3 strips of bacon crumbled (more if you want more)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1/4 cup water.
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatos (keep the skins on if you want to) and cut them into cubes.
  2. Add the potatos and chicken stock into the slow cooker.
  3. Chop the bacon until it's fine, or you can leave it chunky. I made it fine (to hide it from the kids) with the Tupperware Chop N Prep.
  4. Chop the carrot super thin and cut it up as fine as you like (the smaller you cut it up, the faster it will cook).
  5. You will want to cook this on low for 6-8 hours, so start it in the morning if you want it for dinner.
  6. Once it has been cooking for a few hours, stir it up a bit to loosen the potatos (you can do this when you get home as well).
  7. Add the corn starch and water mixture and stir.
  8. Add the cheese after it has been cooking a while and right before you serve it, so the crock pot doesn't burn.
  9. Stir it in and when it melts it's ready to serve!
  10. Alternative way to cook: If you want to speed this recipe up, you can cook the potatos on the stove (like you do mash potatos, but instead of using water to boil them in, use the chicken stock, and add the carrots). Get your slow cooker turned on while the potatos are cooking and when they are soft move it from the stove to the slow cooker. Add the bacon and let it cook for at least 4 hours, you want the flavors to meld with the bacon. Add the cheese at the end.
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Comments

  1. YUM!! I love potato soup, too – and homemade is even better…add the crockpot aspect and I’m SOLD! :) I’ll definitely be trying this! Luckily I won’t have to finely chop the bacon to hide from the kids, since they both LOVE bacon. The carrots, on the other hand, will definitely be hidden. ;)

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  2. This sounds delicious, I will definitely have to make this.
    I am a new follower, love your blog.

  3. Yummy! Soup can be just the best food, huh! Thanks for a great recipe:)

  4. momto8blog says:

    one of our favorites! crock pot even better!

  5. Sounds easy, warm, and yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at NOBH!

  6. I love this recipe. I have a bag of potatoes that needs to be used and I’m definitely making this with them this weekend. Thanks so much, love your site and design. Isn’t Misty just the bees knees!

    Melissa ;-)

  7. Thanks for stopping by Dana. I like your blog!

  8. This sounds yummy and easy.

  9. That looks tasty on a cold snowy day. I will have to get it a try. Found your blog on SSS. New follower. I really liked the design.

  10. A must try for me. thanks for sharing.

  11. This looks pretty tasty. Perfect for the chilly weather we are having in California these days.

  12. I wish I would remember to freeze my leftover soup.
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  13. This looks and sounds super good!! I’m always happy to find an easy slow cooker recipe! Love how you put carrots in it… Adds a good, different flavor and makes it a bit healthier!
    Thanks so much for joining us for Delicious Dish Tuesdays! We’d love it if you linked to one of the hosts, and please join us every week to share more yummy recipes!
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  14. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Stuff, you are welcome to come back:

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  15. Stopped by to say hello and I am following back. Thanks for stopping to visit your blog does feel like Michigan also. I know it is blog world but it still is nice to run into blogs from home. I am trying to get more blogs close to home. So much to keep straight in blog world. soup sounds great i been looking for things to make on Sundays in the crock pot roast is getting old lol

  16. MMMMMM Sounds Yummy! New follower from the HOP! Hope you come by :)

  17. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-5.html

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

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  18. I love being able to use my crockpot. Plus, my two year old can’t get enough of potatoes. We even tell her that other vegetables are potatoes just to get her to eat them. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family .

    • I love that you fib to your kids too! We told my daughter cauliflower was white broccoli so she would eat it. And once she liked it, we told her it was cauliflower. :)

      anyway, I love love love my crockpot. I have two! thanks for stopping!

  19. I luv using my crockpot and this recipe looks perfect for today…temp outside is 28 degrees!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  20. misty farmer says:

    Oh i love potatoe soup! But with bacon in it? oh sounds even better! Thanks a bunch!

  21. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  22. Terri Herman says:

    Thanks! I am always looking for new soup recipes. This looks tasty and easy!

  23. This looks so good! Potato soup is soo good in the slow cooker. Love your website!

  24. This recipe sounds super easy to make.

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