Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe
There is nothing more comforting than a warm potato soup on a brisk fall or bitter winter evening. Or for to warm up mid-day for lunch for that matter. I feel like potato soup just slips down my throat and warms me straight from the inside. My husband always comments that you could use hot potatoes to insulate a house. I think that is what it does to my insides. It fills them up and keeps them warm.
And making potato soup can’t get any easier than dicing potatoes and throwing them in the slow cooker, unpeeled. Yes, please! If you are freezing potato soup it is wise to use potatoes such as Yukon Gold’s. There is just something about them that becomes less grainy when they are frozen. And the use of cream cheese, no worries. I know on many lists it is a no, no but as long as you heat the soup up gently when after you thaw it for serving you should be okay. It will be just fine. Trust me. . .
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Tricia @ Onceamonthmom.com
- 5lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, diced (peels still on)
- 1.25 cups onion, diced
- 10 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 16 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tablespoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
- cheese (optional)
- bacon, cooked & crumbled (optional)
Add potatoes, onion, garlic, seasoning and chicken stock to slow cooker. Cook on high for 6 hours. Stir in the softened cream cheese and allow to melt (approximately 30-60 minutes). Stir every 10-15 minutes until soup is well blended. Garnish with cheese and bacon.
Follow all directions above, including adding the cream cheese. Allow to cool, portion into freezer containers and freeze. To serve: Heat slowly on the stove, slow cooker or microwave until heated through. Stir often. Garnish with cheese and bacon.
Alternative Freezing Directions:
Divide and place all ingredients except cream cheese (and cheese/bacon) into gallon size freezer bags, seal and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Place in slow cooker for 6 hours on high. Stir in the cream cheese and allow to melt. Stir every 10-15 minutes until soup is well blended. It takes an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour. Garnish with cheese and bacon.
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