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.
Chop a few potatoes, cook together a soup base and let the slow cooker do it’s magicchemistry. 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.
Some final couch potatopotato 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.