On chilly winter nights there’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out. But oftentimes a nourishing soup just takes too much time to prepare. Fortunately, our Jeanette has a recipe for how to make slow cooker potato soup where the slow cooker does all the work!
How to Make Slow Cooker Potato Soup
Jeanette’s slow cooker potato soup recipe has easy-to-find ingredients and little prep time that make it perfect for a busy weeknight meal. We’ll answer some potato soup FAQs and provide the recipe so the next time you’re asked, “What’s for dinner?” you’ll have the answer!
How to Thicken Potato Soup in a Crockpot?
Knowing how to make slow cooker potato soup involves getting the soup to your desired thickness. A starchy vegetable like a potato has natural thickening capabilities. With this in mind, Jeanette recommends removing a few cups of soup at the end of the cooking time and pureeing it in a blender before returning it to the crockpot. Repeat this step as needed to thicken the soup to your liking.
Other soup-thickening methods include:
- Adding a slurry of equal parts flour and hot water
- Adding a paste of cornstarch and cold water
- Adding a tempered mixture of cream and soup broth
- Reducing the soup by setting the slow cooker on HIGH and removing the cover
How Do You Make Potato Soup Thinner?
For those who prefer a thinner potato soup, it’s as easy as adding more liquid to get your preferred consistency. Jeanette’s recipe for how to make slow cooker potato soup recommends adding additional chicken broth or milk in small amounts. Stir after each addition until the soup has the thinner consistency you prefer.
How Long is Potato Soup Good For?
It’s recommended that any leftovers from this quick crockpot potato soup be kept in the refrigerator. When chilled in a sealed glass or plastic container, the soup will remain fresh for 3-4 days.
Can Potato Soup Be Frozen?
Freezing potato soup is not recommended, as freezing can lend the potatoes a gummy consistency upon defrosting.
Creamy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 Hours
- 1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash browns, cubed
- 2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
- 1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Combine hash browns, broth, soup, onion and pepper in the bowl of a slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or until potatoes begin to break apart. Add cream cheese and cook an additional 30 minutes. Stir to combine and top with chopped bacon, grated cheddar and/or sliced green onions.
We think Jeanette’s recipe for how to make slow cooker potato soup will leave you with a go-to dinner to last all winter. And if you enjoyed this, check out our chocolate cobbler recipe for the perfect ending to any meal! Moore Appliance Service prides itself on being your appliance repair service experts. Give us a call to answer any question, big or small!