When I made this Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe, my family said: “Make it again!”
So I did. Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe with bacon and beans has nearly everything we have on hand during the winter. We have canned potatoes from our garden and bacon from our home raised pigs. Beans are a staple for us during the cold weather.
One day, I wanted to use up some canned potatoes and thought to myself: “Hmm…I wonder if my husband would it if I put bacon in.” I was also hungry for ham and beans.
Basically, this recipe is ham (bacon) and beans with potatoes made into a soup. And it is downright good. It’ll fill you up on the coldest nights.
In this post, I will share:
– How I made this delicious crock pot potato soup recipe.
– Some great tools and tricks to save time cooking on a winter day.
– Ways to enjoy this soup even if it doesn’t last long.
I know you’re ready to indulge in this recipe so you can make it yourself. Let’s dig in.
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Here’s What You Need:
- 6 slices cooked bacon or ham, diced
- 4 cups Swanson Chicken Broth.
- 2 Pints Canned Potatoes
- 3-4 Cups Pinto Beans
- 1 Medium White or Yellow Onion, Peeled and Diced (Get Already Minced here)
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 (12-ounch) can Evaporated Milk
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Here’s how to Make the Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe
First of all, cook your bacon. I prefer to bake mine in the oven until crispy.
When that is done, put the bacon, 3 cups chicken broth, beans, potatoes and onion into your large crock pot slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for about 6 hours. At the end, the potatoes should be tender and cooked through.
Then, add in butter, flour, evaporated milk, cheese, sour cream and seasonings. This will make your soup creamier. Slow cook for another hour or so before it’s ready to serve.
When finished, the soup will be nice, thick and hearty. If you want a thinner soup, just add in a little extra chicken broth. Enjoy with some crusty bread or biscuits.
Here’s some Tips and Tricks to Make This Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe
You don’t have to bake the bacon like I do. That’s just the way we like to cook our bacon. You have some options:
Either way you choose will work great.
Another great tip is to use a crock pot liner before putting ingredients in. This will keep the soup from sticking to your crock pot, thus, making cleanup easier.
Also, any kind of beans can be used. I’ve used pinto but also black beans and the white dry beans. It really doesn’t matter. Use whatever fits your fancy.
Finally, canned potatoes are already skinned. So, your time is already saved there. But, if you are using fresh potatoes, you’ll need to skin them. The type of potato you use doesn’t matter.
Don’t forget to stir the soup throughout the cooking time. And enjoy!
Enjoy this Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe with Everyone
As ordered by my family, I have made this recipe time and time again. It does take a lot of time but with a little meal planning and the slow cooker, it can be such so simple.
When we cook a package of bacon for breakfast, we save some of it for this soup. That’s another quick tip for you. Have the bacon cooked ahead of time ready to throw in.
I hope this was helpful for you. Let me know if you make this and if you agree that it’s one of the best soups out there.
~ Much Love ~
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