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Crockpot Potato Soup (Skinny!)

This Skinny Slow Cooker Potato Soup is unbelievably creamy, mega flavorful and super easy in the crock pot!   This richly satisfying lightened up potato soup recipe is destined to become a new favorite! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold 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)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 slices (turkey) bacon, cooked and crumbled divided
  • 5-6 cups low sodium chicken broth divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

ADD LATER:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk (I use nonfat)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 less fat)
  • 1 cup freshly and finely grated sharp cheddar cheese

GARNISH

  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions
  • crackers
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Lightly grease slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour creamy blender contents back into slow cooker along with remaining evaporated milk and stir to combine. Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes then stir in 1 cup cheddar until smooth. For a thinner soup, stir in additional chicken broth.
  • Garnish individual bowls with additional cheese, bacon and plenty of green onions.

Notes

Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!
Try this Potato Soup with my Moist Sweet Cornbread!