DINNER

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Bacon Soup

Cooker Creamy Potato Bacon Soup is a delicious and comforting dish. Here’s a step-by-step recipe for you:

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 cups potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Chopped green onions or chives for garnish

Instructions:

  • Prepare Ingredients:
    • Cook the bacon until crispy, then crumble it. Set aside.
    • Peel and dice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
    • Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
    • Shred the cheddar cheese if you’re using it.
  • Slow Cooker Setup:
    • Grease the inside of your slow cooker with a little cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.
  • Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker:
    • Place the diced potatoes, chopped onion, and minced garlic in the slow cooker.
    • Add the cooked and crumbled bacon, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper.
    • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth. Make sure the liquid covers the ingredients, but don’t overfill the slow cooker.
  • Cooking:
    • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender. Cooking times can vary depending on your slow cooker’s settings.
  • Creamy Base:
    • About 30 minutes before serving, stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half. This will create a creamy base for the soup.

  • Blend (Optional):
    • At this point, you can use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup. This will thicken the soup and create a creamy texture while still leaving some potato chunks for texture.
  • Cheese Addition (Optional):
    • If you’re using shredded cheddar cheese, stir it into the soup until melted. This will add extra creaminess and flavor.
  • Season and Serve:
    • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Garnish and Serve:
    • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped green onions or chives. You can also sprinkle some extra crumbled bacon on top.
  • Enjoy!
    • Serve the Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Bacon Soup hot and enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish.

 

 

 

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