Potato soup is a hearty and satisfying meal that can be made easily in a slow cooker or Crock-Pot. To make potato soup in a Crock-Pot, you will need the following ingredients:
Potatoes: You can use any type of potatoes that you prefer. Russet potatoes, which are starchy and have a creamy texture when cooked, are a common choice for potato soup. You will need about 4-6 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes.
Onion: One medium onion, diced, will add flavor and depth to your soup.
Garlic: 2-3 cloves of minced garlic will add flavor to your soup.
Broth: You will need 4-6 cups of broth to cover the potatoes and other ingredients. Chicken, vegetable, or beef broth will all work. You can also use water, but the soup will not be as flavorful.
Seasonings: You will need salt, pepper, and any other seasonings that you like. Some options include herbs such as thyme or rosemary, or a blend of herbs like Italian seasoning. You can also add a bit of heat with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
To make the soup, add all of the ingredients to the Crock-Pot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are tender. If you like, you can add additional ingredients such as cooked bacon, shredded cheese, or diced cooked chicken to the soup before serving. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped fresh herbs or a sprinkle of cheese, if desired.
Here is a simple recipe for potato soup made in a Crock-Pot:
- 4-6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4-6 cups of broth (chicken, vegetable, or beef)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional seasonings: herbs such as thyme or rosemary, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes
- Optional toppings: cooked bacon, shredded cheese, diced cooked chicken, chopped fresh herbs
1Add the potatoes, onion, garlic, broth, salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings to the Crock-Pot. Stir to combine.
2Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
3If desired, add additional ingredients such as cooked bacon, shredded cheese, or diced cooked chicken to the soup before serving.
4Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped fresh herbs or a sprinkle of cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
You can also use this recipe as a starting point and add additional ingredients to suit your tastes. Some options include diced carrots, celery, or bell peppers, or frozen corn or peas. You can also add a can of drained and rinsed beans or a can of diced tomatoes to the soup for added protein and flavor.