Potato Soup in A Slow Cooker

If a recipe was ever made for the slow cooker this is it!

An easy recipe when you are pressed for time and need a home cooked meal waiting for you when you get home. Pairs perfectly with crusty bread and a crisp green salad.

The Magick Kitchen Potato Soup in a Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

An easy recipe when you are pressed for time and need a home cooked meal waiting for you. Pairs perfectly with crusty bread and a crisp green salad.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Author Leandra Witchwood ©2014, The Magick Kitchen


  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 pounds baking potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 8 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • fresh chives chopped


  1. Render bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Reduce heat to med-low, add onion to pan; sauté until translucent.
  2. Place potato slices and onion in a slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/2 cup water and next 3 ingredients (through pepper); stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Mash mixture with a potato masher or use a hand blender to make the potatoes smooth. Stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase heat to HIGH. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until everything is thoroughly heated.
  4. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.

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Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?
Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.

I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.

In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.

My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.

It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!

The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.

I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!
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