Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup-The Easiest Recipe Ever
Our Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup is not only one of the easiest recipes ever to make. It’s the perfect weekend comfort food for these cold weather days and even better, it’s also healthy and loaded with nutrients. Despite the current trend
toward low-carb diets, there are a lot of reasons to eat potatoes and with this easy-to-make Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup, you have the perfect comfort food to get you through the cold days ahead. Did you know that potatoes have been a staple food around the world for centuries? There are many communities worldwide that have relied on these root vegetables to meet the majority of their nutritional needs. Besides being a satisfying snack, potatoes are easy to grow and can be found all across the globe. Loaded Potato Soup is packed with nutrients and can be part of a healthy diet and when you serve up our Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup to your family during these cold winter days, they’ll be asking for seconds and thirds but best of all, they’ll never have to know just how easy it was to make. Everyone knows that soup of any kind just may be the perfect comfort food, especially when it’s filled with potatoes and other bits of tasty goodness and when you take it up a notch and cook up a batch of Loaded Potato Soup it turns into that hearty and healthy lunch or dinner or even just as a cold-weather snack that you’ve been craving. Potatoes may just be the perfect superfood containing vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant that helps to promote healthy digestion and cardiovascular functions. In addition, potatoes are a great source of fiber which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and circulation. The fiber in potatoes can aid with digestion and vitamin B6 both of which help to break down carbohydrates and improves metabolism. This winning combination can be great for weight loss and weight management. They’re also packed with potassium, which some research suggests can greatly reduce the risks of heart disease. So, the reality is that not only is our Loaded Potato Soup the perfect weekend food, it’s actually a great addition to a healthy diet. Here’s just how easy it is to make our Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup to serve to the family this weekend.
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup
8 slices bacon, diced
2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled & chopped
3 cups chicken broth
½ onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
⅔ cup sour cream
½ cup heavy cream
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
Place chopped potatoes into a 4-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth, onion, garlic, thyme, butter, and bacon until well combined.
Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or on high heat or 3-4 hours, until potatoes are tender.
Using a potato masher or immersion blender, mix until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cheese, sour cream, heavy cream until smooth; season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and cook on low heat until warmed through.
Garnish with cheese, sour cream, green onion, and crumbled bacon.
Serve immediately and enjoy!!
The weather outside may be frightful but our Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup is guaranteed to warm you up, fill you up and put a smile on your face as well as everyone in the family. What’s your favorite cold-weather comfort food that make for your perfect weekend?