Potato Soup is easily my favorite meal to cook and to eat every Fall when the weather cools down a bit.
I prefer to use my recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup because my Crockpot keeps the soup warm as different family members serve themselves a helping. This also makes it perfect for nights when families are busy with different eating schedules, which happens quite often in our house. The trick to getting the potatoes to cook so quickly in such a short time in the slow cooker is to thinly slice those potatoes instead of those larger chunks you’d cut for boiling potatoes to mash. And since we’re making soup, it’s okay for the potatoes to absorb a lot of the water.
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In the past, I have always made potato soup on the stove, but with our busy schedules, Crockpot meals are always super attractive to me. So I went on Pinterest to find out how I could translate my potato soup recipe into a slow cooker-friendly version. I found Holly’s recipe from Spend With Pennies close enough to my own that I could use her cooking times. I also loved that she used an immersion blender just like me to blend those potatoes. My key difference is I always like to slice my potatoes thinly, whether I’m boiling them or slow-cooking them. They just cook faster and softer.
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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Ingredients
- 5 lb Bag Gold Potatoes
- 2 Sticks Salted Butter
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
- 6 Cups Hot Water
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Cup Half ‘n’ Half
- 4-6 Strips Bacon, Cooked & Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Chopped Fresh Parsley
- Shredded Colby Cheese
1: Wash and Cut the whole five-pound bag of gold potatoes into thin slices using the mandolin. I don’t peel gold potatoes, but you can if you prefer.
2: Slice or mince four cloves of garlic.
3: Add the potatoes, garlic, two sticks of butter, six cups of hot water, and one tablespoon of salt to the Crockpot and cook on high for four hours or low for six hours until the potatoes are tender.
4: At some point before the potatoes are done, cook up four to six strips of bacon and chop it up once it’s crispy.
5: Once the potatoes are tender, use the immersion blender to blend the cooked potatoes until they are smooth and creamy looking. And if you don’t have one of these awesome blenders, you can use your hand mixer like you would when making mashed potatoes.
6: Add the chopped bacon, one cup of sour cream, and one cup of half ‘n’ half and stir.
7: Cook for fifteen minutes more, then switch the heat to warm.
8: Add salt and pepper to your preferred flavor.
9: Serve one and a half to two cups of soup and then garnish with chopped fresh parsley and shredded Colby cheese.
This particular recipe makes about fifteen cups of soup.
If that’s too much for your family, you can easily half the recipe or freeze the other half to eat in the future and simply reheat it in your crockpot.
The sour cream and half ‘n’ half can be substituted for lower-fat versions as can the cheese and bacon.
Some people like to add onion to their potato soup. I don’t, but if you do, I recommend sautéing the onions in butter or olive oil before adding them to the Crockpot with the potatoes.
You can also substitute a couple of cups of water for some vegetable or chicken broth if you like. Personally, I don’t think it needs it, but if you’re looking to add more protein, the chicken broth is a good choice.
Calories and fat will vary and depend on the ingredients you select.
You can find the quick, printable recipe right here: Printable Recipe Card
I swear, eating this Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup is like giving a warm hug to your tummy! And there’s nothing like warm, Fall comfort food to take some of that stress off from all the hectic back-to-school schedules. If your kids or husband like to bring Thermoses (Thermosi?) of soup for lunch the next day, this soup travels well and tastes just as good if it has cooled off a bit.
And I’d say this Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup carries over well into winter, especially during holidays when you have extra family hanging around. Fifteen cups of soup would come in very handy then!
This Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup is a family favorite and is sure to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites!
If you like this quick recipe, you’ll love my Easy Enchilada Casserole recipe as well!
And if you’re looking for even more inspiration for Fall recipes and crafts, you will love what all of these other wonderful bloggers have to offer this month!
It’s time for the August Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is all about Fall projects.
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