Potato Soup – An Easy Slow Cooker Recipe
This week we got about a foot of snow in Virginia. The first thing I do when it’s cold and snowy is get something in the crock pot. Nothing’s better than comfort food. Especially doesn’t take a lot of effort. This potato soup is one of my favorites! It’s perfect to tuck into while wearing pajamas and watching the snow fall.
No cans please.
I hate opening cans. I don’t want to deal with the sharp metal and the food inside is overly processed. There are no canned cream of whatever soups here. It’s a matter of personal preference. You can if you insist. Instead I use a dry mix that gets cooked with water to make a soup base. I think it tastes better, it’s cheaper, and I like having more control of my ingredients.
The mix I use is from Jillee at One Good Thing. It’s always in my pantry.
So easy you can still be a couch potato.
Chop a few potatoes, cook together a soup base and let the slow cooker do it’s
magic chemistry. And there’s only a few ingredients. In my opinion potatoes don’t need much to shine. The final product is a creamy, tasty potato soup that takes minimal effort. Potato soup is the ultimate comfort food – not only is it comforting to eat, but you can by comfortable while it’s cooking!
Make it your own.
A lot of potato soup recipes either a.) have onions or b.) have a ingredients that I don’t keep on hand (like heavy cream). I don’t like onions, so this soup doesn’t have any. You could add some. [If you’re gross like that.]
Every ingredient in this recipe are items I always have on hand. Potatoes, milk, soup base mix, and seasonings are kitchen staples. We keep cooked bacon in the freezer for recipes like this one that only use a few pieces.
In the more recent iterations of this recipe, I added dill, and haven’t looked back. Dill adds a buttery herbaceous flavor that is a perfect pairing with potatoes. I was surprised how much of a difference a few dashes of it made in the overall taste of this dish. If you’re not a fan, you could always leave it out.
couch potato potato soup thoughts.
I usually throw this potato soup in the slow cooker on Sundays while football is on. Occasionally I make this in the summer because it doesn’t need an oven. I love cooking dinner while I’m lounging on the couch.
My slow cooker isn’t huge. You might be able to double the recipe if you have a large one. I love this soup leftover. It gets thicker and more flavorful but does take some time to fully reheat.
Don’t forget to melt in a bunch of cheese!
Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup
- 2.5 lbs potatoes, peeled & cut into bite size pieces
- 2-3 slices bacon
- 2/3 cup S.O.S. Mix
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- 1/8 tsp dill
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- shredded cheese
- crumbled bacon
In a small saucepan, cook together S.O.S. Mix and water. Heat slowly until thickened and starting to boil. Stir frequently.
While S.O.S. Mix is thickening, add chopped potatoes, crumbled bacon, milk, dill, pepper, and salt to slow cooker.
Once S.O.S. Mix is thickened, add to slow cooker.
Cook soup on high for 4 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir regularly.