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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.