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    potato soup

    SLOWCOOKER POTATO SOUP

    ThisSlow Cooker Potato Soup recipe is thick and creamy (without usingheavy cream), wonderfully flavorful, and made extra easy in the slowcooker!
    TOTALTIME: 4HOURS 20 MINSPREPTIME: 10MINSCOOKTIME: 4HOURS 10 MINS
    INGREDIENTS:

    • 6 slices cooked bacon*, diced
    • 3-4 cups good-quality chicken or vegetable stock (1 large can)
    • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes**, peeled (if desired) and diced
    • 1 medium white or yellow onion, peeled and diced or 1 t. onion powder
    • 4 tablespoons bacon grease* (or butter)
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 (12-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
    • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream


    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
    • optional toppings: thinly-sliced green onions or chives, extra shredded cheese, extra bacon, sour cream

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Add bacon, 3 cups chicken stock, potatoes and onion to the bowl of a large slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are completely tender and cooked through.
    2. Once the soup has slow cooked and is about ready to serve, cook the butter in a small saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat until it has melted. Whisk in the flour until it is completely combined, and then cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Gradually add in the evaporated milk while whisking it together with the flour mixture, and continue whisking until the mixture is completely smooth. Let the mixture continue cooking until it reaches a simmer, stirring occasionally, and then it should get really thick.
    3. Immediately pour the milk mixture into the slow cooker with the potatoes, and stir until combined. Add in the cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), salt and pepper, and stir until combined. If you would like the soup to be even thicker, you can use a potato masher or a large spoon to mash about half of the potatoes (while the soup is still in the slow cooker) to thicken the soup up. If you would like the soup to be thinner, add in an extra 1-2 cups of warmed chicken or vegetable stock. Stir to combine, then taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
    4. Serve warm, garnished with desired toppings. Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. (This recipe will not freeze well.)


    *Youcan either fry the bacon, cook it in the microwave, or buy pre-cookedbacon. If frying or microwaving, I recommend dicing the baconbefore cooking it. And if you are frying it, I highly recommendsaving the bacon grease for later and then using it to make your roux(instead of butter).
    **Ihighly recommend using Yukon gold potatoes, which have the perfecttexture and buttery taste for this soup. But Russet potatoes orred potatoes would also work just fine in this recipe.
    ***Ifyou would like to make this recipe vegetarian, use vegetable stock,omit the bacon, and I would recommend adding in 2-3 teaspoons of OldBay seasoning for extra flavor.
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    I bet it's good. Potato soup is always tasty.

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    Sound good Linda, good comfort food for winter.

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    it is good and really easy to make, Phoenix loves potatoes, raw or cooked and she has to have her own bowl of soup
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    You have me at "bacon" with this recipe Linda! I absolutely love it and will have to try this recipe. I've been making your pizza bake recipe after I bought pizza sauce. It really tastes so good plus it's easy to make too!
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    this would be good for you to make on a work day, start it in the morning and add the pieces of bacon and once the potatoes are soft you add the rest and its nice, creamy and thick.

    Make it in the crock pot, low 6-8 hours on high 4-5

    What I do is save the bacon drippings in the pan I'm going to use later, remelt the fat, add the flour and can milk, let it simmer a few minutes it gets thick, pour it in the pot over the potatoes and bacon, add the cheese and yogurt, mix well and its ready to eat. It makes about five quarts, so plenty of leftovers.

    I use the big can of chicken broth, its a bit more than the recipe calls for but it works out well so its not to thick.

    Right now I have a turkey in the oven. can't resist 39 cents a pound. 10 1/2 pound turkey for $4.14. I'll get a few of the bigger ones and put them in the freezer. Turkey is always a good meal.
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    You're right Linda and thanks again for the recipe tips. Turkey sounds great and that is such a great deal
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