Crockpot Potato Soup topped with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits, in a black bowl
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Crockpot Potato Soup

Crockpot Potato Soup is a flavorful fix it & forget it meal that’s perfect for a cold winter’s day! Velvety, thick, & creamy, it’s a hearty family favorite!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot, Crockpot Potato Soup, Potato Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 459kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

  • 8 Slices Bacon, Chopped
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, Minced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Carrots, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Celery, Chopped
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Rounded Tablespoon Better Than Bouillon, Chicken Flavor
  • Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 2 Pounds Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
  • 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream

Optional Toppings:

  • Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • Green Onions, Sliced
  • Bacon, Crumbled
  • Sour Cream

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until it's about halfway done.
  • Add onions, garlic, carrots, and celery and continue to cook until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the bacon-vegetable mixture to the crockpot. Add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, thyme, and potatoes cook on low 7-8 hours, or high 4-5 hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour and milk until evenly combined. Pour the flour-milk mixture into the crockpot. Stir in the heavy cream. 
  • Place the cover back on the crockpot and turn the heat to high and cook for 30 minutes.
  • When the soup is heated through, use a potato masher and mash (directly in crockpot) about one third to half the potatoes until you reach the thickness desired.
  • To serve, ladle soup into individual bowls and garnish with optional toppings!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 100.5% | Vitamin C: 22.3% | Calcium: 11.5% | Iron: 10.2%