Skinny Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20minutes
Cook Time
4hours
This Skinny Slow Cooker Potato Soup is unbelievably creamy, super flavorful and absolutely the best I've ever tried! and its super easy in the crock pot!
Ingredients
  • 2pounds russet potatoes, peeled, diced(about 1/4-1/2 inch)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced(about 1 cup)
  • 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 6cloves garlic, minced
  • 6slices (turkey) bacon, cooked and crumbleddivided
  • 5-6cups low sodium chicken brothdivided
  • 1tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 1/2teaspoons salt
  • 1/2teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
ADD LATER:
  • 2tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk(I use nonfat)
  • 4oz. cream cheese, softened(I use 1/3 less fat)
  • 1cup freshly and finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
GARNISH
  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions
  • crackers
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add diced potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, 2 strips crumbled bacon, 4 cups chicken broth and all seasonings and spices. Cook on HIGH for 4 -5 hours or on LOW for 8-10 hours or until potatoes are completely tender.
  3. Remove 1/2 up to 2/3 of the soup (vegetables and liquid) to blender along with cornstarch, 1/2 cup evaporated milk and cream cheese. Blend until very smooth, being careful to let smoke escape or it will explode (I leave a corner open and cover with a paper towel). If you need more liquid in order for your blender to blend, then add additional evaporated milk.
  4. Pour creamy blender contents back into slow cooker along with remaining evaporated milk and 1 cup chicken broth. Stir to combine. Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes then stir in 1 cup cheddar until smooth. For a thinner soup, stir in up to 1 cup additional chicken broth.
  5. Garnish individual bowls with additional cheese, bacon and plenty of green onions.
Recipe Notes

Try this Potato Soup with my Moist Sweet Cornbread!