Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

This creamy and dreamy crock pot cheesy potato soup recipe is easy to make. It's the perfect family comfort foot for busy weeknights.


You’ll Need:


  • 6 large peeled, Yukon Gold potatoes cut in 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-6 cups cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 pound Velveeta Cheese, cut into chunks
  • Bacon, fried and crumbled, optional
  • green onions, optional

Instructions:


Add the potatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and the chicken broth to a 4 quart or larger crock pot, stir and cook on high for about 3 ½ hours OR 6-8 hours on low, until potatoes are completely cooked and fork tender.
At the end of the cooking time in step 1, whisk the 3 tablespoons of flour into the 1 cup of cold milk until smooth. Stir the flour mixture into the potatoes, add the ½ cup heavy cream, stir then cover and cook for another 30 minutes. Add the chunks of cheese and allow to melt. Garnish with bacon and green onions.

Notes:


This recipe calls for 4 cups of chicken broth. You can add another cup at the end if you find the soup is too thick for your liking. If you're shopping for a slow cooker, this one is my favorite. Make a similar version of this soup in your Pressure cooker: Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup.