Friday, June 3, 2011

Food for Thought: Crock Pot Love - Cheesy Potato Soup

So, as I mentioned in an earlier posting ( I have a secret love affair with my Crock Pot, lol :)

One of my other favorite things to make in it is Cheesy Potato Soup. Mmm, mmmmmm!

What you'll need:
Well a crock pot/ slow cooker for starters :)
(1) 32oz bag of southern style potatoes - thawed
1/2 an onion, diced
1 cup of water
1 cup of milk (not pictured)
(1) 32oz carton of chicken broth
3 tbps of Flour
(1) 8oz bag of cheddar shredded cheese

Diced celery
Real bacon bits (for the end)
Chives or Green Onion (for the end)

I always spray my pot with Pam first.

Pour in the potatoes, chicken broth, and diced onion.
This is also when you can add the diced celery, if you'd like.

I have a littler crockpot so I typically only use about 3/4 of the bag of potatoes and 3/4 of the carton of broth noted.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour and milk. Wisk until blended and then add to the pot and stir.
Put temperature to high and let thicken for 20-30 minutes.
It will look cloudy like shown in the picture.

After the 20-30 minute period, soup should be getting thicker.
Return temperature to a low setting. Add the bag of cheddar shredded cheese and stir into the pot.
I tend to like mine really cheesy so sometimes add extra above the 8oz, hehe! :)

Let cook an additional 20 minutes. Cheese will melt & soup will continue to thicken.

TA-DA! Mmm... so yummy!
I like to add the optional real bacon bits and chives to mine.

It's even a hit with my five year old. :)


  1. I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this potato soup widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for potato soup,Thanks!

  2. What a wonderful looking soup, looks so rich and thick. And your five year old liked, good to know, will see what the grand kids think.

  3. Thank you! It's was so nice yesterday to eat since it was a cloudy day with rain forecasted. Warms the belly right up! :)

  4. Mmmmmm... you had me at cheesy :) Sweet crockpot soup lady!

  5. Thank you very much for the tutorial


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