How to Make Homemade Potato Soup
How do you like your potato soup? I like mine with a little cheese and crackers. The best way to make homemade potato soup is to put it in the slow cooker and let it cook all day.
A little planning in the morning and you will have yourself a meal for a week.
Homemade Slow Cooker Potato Soup
- 7 potatoes, peeled I used russet
- 1 carrot use more if you want more, I used 3 baby carrots
- 1 26 oz container of chicken stock
- 2-3 strips of bacon crumbled more if you want more
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Peel the potatos (keep the skins on if you want to) and cut them into cubes.
- Add the potatoes and chicken stock into the slow cooker.
- Chop the bacon until it's fine, or you can leave it chunky. I made it fine (to hide it from the kids).
- Chop the carrot super thin and cut it up as fine as you like (the smaller you cut it up, the faster it will cook).
- You will want to cook this on low for 6-8 hours, so start it in the morning if you want it for dinner.
- Once it has been cooking for a few hours, stir it up a bit to loosen the potatos (you can do this when you get home as well).
- Add the cheese after it has been cooking a while and right before you serve it, so the crock pot doesn't burn.
- Stir it in and when it melts it's ready to serve!
What Kind of Potatoes Should I Use in Potato Soup?
We usually use russet potatoes when making potato soup. You can usually find them on sale or if you have a garden, you can grow your own.
I’ve also made potato soup with Yukon Gold, but they are smaller. And if I’m peeling, I just go with a medium/large russet for a quicker job.
Can you put raw potatoes in a Slow Cooker?
Yes. The potatoes will be in liquid and heating up for 4-6 hours. This will give them enough time to cook and be done. They are done when they are fork tender.