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Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe Will Make You Lick Your Bowl

When I made this Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe, my family said: “Make it again!”

So I did. Crockpot 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 and usually makes an easy meal.

One day, I wanted to use up some canned potatoes and thought to myself: “Hmm…I wonder if my husband would eat 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. And it’s even better the next day.

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 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. 

Don’t forget to stir the soup throughout the cooking time. And enjoy!

What Type of Potatoes Work Best For This Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe?

We grow several different varieties of potatoes in our large garden. I can honestly tell you that the type of potato you choose to use does not matter. 

I will say that some of our favorite varieties of potatoes to grow include: russet potatoes and yukon gold potatoes. After we harvest them, we skin and then pressure can them in quart jars for storage. It sure is nice to have several cans of potatoes in the storage room for the Winter. 

How Long do I Slow Cook My Creamy Potato Soup?

I love this slow cooker potato soup recipe because it’s ready in about 6-8 hours on the Low setting. After it’s nice and creamy and hot, I can turn my crock pot to the Warm setting. Then, when the family comes in from working outside on a cold day, they have a nice hot meal ready for them. 

If you don’t have a crockpot or don’t want to get it out, you can cook this soup on the stove on medium heat. The original recipe is no different and you’ll find that since the potatoes were in the jar, they are already soft. Thus, you can have this creamy potato soup fairly quickly – just make sure to stir it regularly so it doesn’t burn on the stove. 

What are some great toppings and pairings for this Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe?

Even though there’s already cheese in this yummy loaded potato soup, my favorite toppings are shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, real bacon bits and sliced green onions. On soup nights, we like to have side dishes of dinner rolls or garlic bread and summer sausage and sharp cheddar cheese slices. 

There’s so many different flavors packed into this simple recipe of comfort. It’s a great recipe to share with your best friend and family members. 

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 prep time but with a little meal planning and the slow cooker, it can be so simple to throw together and your taste buds will thank you. 

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. Also, if you don’t have onions, you can easily substitute onion powder to taste. Just make it your own and you will never look back. 

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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