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Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

Today is all about the comfort food! Want to make the ultimate comforting Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup? This slow cooker recipe features simple ingredients like potatoes, onion, garlic, pepper, cheese, butter, and milk for a perfectly thick, creamy soup. Topped with crisp bacon and green onion, this soup is a keeper!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy potato soup, Slow cooker cheesy potato soup, slow cooker potato soup, slow cooker soup
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 305cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • 6-quart slow cooker
  • Potato peeler
  • cutting board & knife
  • measuring cup & spoons
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

  • pounds russet potatoes scrubbed, peeled, and cubed
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chicken broth *I used Better than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base
  • cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoon s butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds Velveeta® cubed
  • Green onions *optional
  • Crumbled bacon *optional

Instructions

  • Add your potatoes, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and chicken broth to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. All slow cookers vary so be sure to cook until potatoes are just fork tender.
  • Whisk flour into 1 cup of milk until combined to make a roux. Add the mixture to your slow cooker. Then, add butter, and additional half cup of milk. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, add cubes Velveeta, and stir until melted.
  • Serve soup with crumbled bacon, green onion, and croutons. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305cal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1769mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 494mg | Iron: 1mg