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Potato soup in a white bowl topped with cheese, bacon, and chives.
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Crockpot Potato Soup

Creamy, cheesy, and super simple! We love this crockpot potato soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 406kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 5 baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • bacon, green onions, cheddar, for topping the soup

Instructions

  • Add the bacon to a large skillet and fry until nearly crisp.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the skillet with the bacon and cook until onion has softened and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the bacon, onion, and garlic to a 6 quart slow cooker with the chicken broth and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until potatoes are fork tender. 
  • Add the flour and milk to a mason jar and close tightly. Shake well to combine. Alternately, whisk the flour and milk together in a small bowl.
  • Pour flour mixture into the soup and stir to combine.  Add the cream, evaporated milk, and grated cheddar to the soup and stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 30 more minutes. 
  • Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to reach the desired thickness for the soup. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Ladle hot soup into bowls and garnish with cheddar, bacon, and green onion, if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 1.7mg