Easy Potato Soup

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

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When I planned my meals last Saturday, it was was rainy and COLD with temperatures in the 40’s.  When we had the soup on Sunday, temperatures were in the 70’s.  Even with the temperatures in the 70’s, I sill went forth with my plan of soup.

Soup in a slow cooker makes sense.  It can cook all day so the flavors really blend together.

On the cold rainy Saturday, the boys and I ran errands.  Since the boys were extra good, I took them to Barnes and Nobles.  As they looked at books, I looked at the cookbooks for slow cookers.  I was looking for inspiration for the 31 day challenge.  I ended up finding a Southern Living Cookbook in the clearance section.

After I looked through the book, I decided to purchase it.  There was a recipe for potato soup that was super easy.  When I made the soup, I made some adaptations.  Instead of peeling the potatoes, I left the peels on the potatoes.

Everyone loved the soup.  Hubby, my mother-in-law, and I each took an extra helping of the soup.

We ate my buttermilk biscuits alongside the soup.  We topped the biscuits with the remaining apple butter from the  Apple Fest.

You can top your soup with bacon, shredded cheese, and chopped green onion.  We used the bacon and cheese curds from our local dairy.  🙂

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Easy Potato Soup

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 3 lbs of red potatoes or russet potatoes, diced into 1 to 2 inch cubes (Peeled or not peeled – It’s your choice.)
  • 1 sm. onion, diced
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. half and half
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings:  shredded cheese, cooked bacon, chopped green onions

Steps:

  1. Place the potatoes and onion in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover with the chicken stock.  
  3. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours.  (Until the potatoes are soft.)
  4. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  5. Add the half and half.  
  6. Cook on low for another half and half.
  7. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

For a printable version of the recipe, click here.

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Happy eating,
Traci

3 thoughts on “Easy Potato Soup”

  1. We love potato soup! I’ve never made it in the slow cooker though, only re-heated it that way. I’ll have to give this a try 🙂

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