Be sure to use waxy potatoes, such as red or Yukon Gold, in this crockpot potato soup recipe. The result will be creamier than if you use starchy varieties like russets. Load your bowl up like a classic baked potato or see Tip (below) for more ways to mix it up.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, thyme, pepper and broth in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours. (Or see Stovetop Variation, below.)

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  • Add 1 1/2 cups cream and blend the soup with an immersion blender (or in batches in a regular blender) until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup cream. Serve with desired toppings.

Tips

Tip: Try one of these topping combos:

--Go taco with pico de gallo, tortilla strips sliced jalapeños and crumbled cotija cheese.

--Make it Alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes, chopped cooked chicken, chopped cooked broccoli and grated Parmesan cheese.

--Try pizza with pesto, marinara sauce, diced pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Stovetop Variation: Heat 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, salt, thyme and pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Continue with Step 2.

Equipment: 6-qt. slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 3g; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 21.2mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 243.6IU 5% DV; vitamin c 28.2mg 47% DV; folate 23.3mcg 6% DV; calcium 53.8mg 5% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 36.1mg 13% DV; potassium 647.8mg 18% DV; sodium 439.5mg 18% DV.

Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Loved this. I even cut the recipe in half to only make 5 servings. It was really easy and delicious. I will make this again. Read More