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 my slow cooker. Nothings better than a comfort meal that doesn’t take a lot of effort. And this potato soup is one of my favorites! It’s perfect to tuck into while wearing pajamas and watching the snow fall.
Chop a few potatoes, cook together a soup base and let the slow cooker do it’s magic. 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. Did I mention there’s bacon? And cheese?
A lot of potato soup recipes either a.) have onions or b.) have a ingredients that I don’t keep on hand. 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, and seasonings are kitchen staples. We keep cooked bacon in the freezer for recipes like this one that only use a few pieces. Lastly, Jillee of One Good Thing has an S.O.S. Mix that is the perfect substitute for canned cream soups. It’s ALWAYS in my pantry.
In the more recent iterations of this recipe, I added dill, and I have not 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.
Just like when I make turkey chili, I usually throw this potato soup in the slow cooker on Sundays while football is on. Occasionally I make this in the summer too because you don’t have to turn the oven on. I love cooking dinner while I’m lounging on the couch. My slow cooker isn’t huge, so depending on yours you might be able to double the recipe. I LOVE this soup leftover. It gets thicker and more flavorful. Don’t forget to melt a bunch of cheese into your soup!