Slow Cooker Potato and Bacon Soup

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
What's more comforting than a bowl of potato and bacon soup on a chilly day?


This is so easily made in the slow cooker.


The best part is not only is it easy, but it's also done in around 2 to 3 hours.


While you go out shopping or at work, turn this big pot of soup on and it's waiting for you after a long day.


It really is the best potato soup recipe, ever.


I came up with it after enjoying baked potato soup at one of our favorite restaurants but added way more bacon and shredded cheese on top.


I have always been a big loaded baked potato person and this soup reminds me of just that!


Kick back and stroll through this deliciously easy recipe that is a hearty bowl of rich thick creamy bacon and potato goodness.


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So Thick It's Almost a Side Dish!



This is a very rich soup with so much cheesy deliciousness inside this slow cooker.


I was amazed how filling it is but we often use this as a side dish with chicken or fish.


It is that thick to be just like a cheesy scallop potato side dish.




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Delicious Creamy Soup



This is a seriously creamy rich soup that every potato loving person will love.


That spoonful is so thick it sticks to the spoon.


Can you just taste that cheesy wonderful sharp cheddar just by looking at it?


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The Creamy Cheese



The cream cheese makes this super creamy and the shredded cheese gives it the flavor.


Paired with bacon this is a winner all the way and the kids will love it.




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Loaded Baked Potatoes



I love a loaded baked potato, this slow-cooked soup reminds me very much of a loaded baked potato.


This Bacon and potato soup really doesn't need anything else added, however, you can serve this with crumbles of blue cheese on top or even some sour cream.


My family loves loaded baked potato soup and this one is a hearty bowl of yummy goodness!





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Everything Taste Better with Bacon



There is no rule on how much cooked bacon to add, we love it.


The rich smokey flavor of applewood bacon is our favorite to use, you can also substitute ham if you have leftover spiral ham.


I have a smoker so we sometimes when we have leftover ham steaks, I use that or even left ham for the holiday, I have also used leftover smoked pork.




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Adapt Away



Don't be afraid to adapt this recipe and make it your own.


This is a basic cream soup that anything goes!


The best soup on a chilly day to not only warm you up but has that cheesy addicting flavor.


You can also make this in an instant pot, pressure cooker or stovetop, just follow the time instructions in your manual!




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Partially Cooked Potatoes



Awe yes, this is the secret of it cooking so fast.


I microwave the potatoes first, or if you want to boil them that's fine too.


Just until they are slightly cooked but still firm so they cut easy.


Cool the potato first under cold water then slices and make them into chunks.


Even if you overcook the potatoes, it will still taste amazing!


If you like the potatoes firmer then don't precook them!




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Potatoes Tossed in Flour



I add the flour into the cut-up potatoes and toss them gently to coat, this will thicken the soup perfectly with no lumps.


If this isn't the easiest soup recipe ever, I don't know what is and better than any tasting soup you can buy out there.





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Skins or no Skins



This is your preference, I dislike the skins, I hate chewing on them.


I know all the vitamins are in the skin, so you can leave them on but I remove them.




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Set it and Forget It



Don't you just love slow cookers? Well, I sure do. Easy meals, set it and forget it.


Throw all the potato ingredients in the pot and like magic you will have the best bacon and potato soup on the planet.


If you are a potato lover, this will hit the spot on any cold day and warm you up it's so creamy.


This potato an bacon soup will be a hit in your home just like mine and they will ask for it often, there are never any leftovers!




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Try Some More of My Favorite Recipes





Split pea and Cabbage Soup
Tuscan Sausage Tortellini Soup
3 bean Merlot Chili
Chicken and Spinach Bean Soup
Escarole Stoup Hearty Soup
Vegetable Stock Broth
Chicken Chickpeas in Sauce over pasta
Chicken Chili Cannellini Soup
String Bean  Beef Stew
Venison Stew
Chicken Parmesano Pasta Fazool





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Change it Up!



Hey, everyone is different on what they love on a potato right?


Loaded with chives, sour cream, more bacon crumbles a ton more shredded cheese.


Of course, you can do this and get creative! Add all of the above and more or whatever you love.


My kids even love taco chips, chopped tomatoes, and sliced olives and sour cream on this soup!


Load the top with as much cheese as you like!


My other favorite, its heat, I always sprinkle some red pepper flakes on everything I eat.


So adapt away, this is a basic soup that you can really kick up the flavors.


Sprinkle some garlic powder on top before serving and add some Parmesan Garlic Croutons or garlic bread for another
tasty addition.






Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 10 M
When I think of comfort food, my mind goes right to this creamy potato and bacon soup. It's thick rich and so easy to make in no time. Using anything from stovetop to slow cooker or even the instant pot, you can have a hearty bowl of bacon and potato soup in no time!

ingredients:

  • 4 lbs of yellow potatoes partially microwaved, cooked then sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • 8 strips of cooked bacon cut up
  • 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried Italian parsley
  • Optional garnish: Shredded cheddar cheese, oyster crackers

instructions:

How to cook

  1. Heat the slow cooker on high, then oil spray your cooking pot. (you can make this in a soup pan, slow cooker, crockpot, instant pot or pressure cooker by following the instruction manual, Cooking times will vary)
  2. In a large bowl add the potatoes and toss them in the flour with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another medium-sized bowl, add the milk, soup, and parsley stir to combine.
  4. Starting with the potato add a few to the bottom, pour some of the soup mixtures, sprinkle with half the shredded cheese and half the cream cheese.
  5. Repeat with potatoes, soup, cheeses until everything is used. Top with bacon.
  6. Set the slow cooker on low for around 2 to 3 hours, stovetop around 25 to 30 minutes until potatoes are softened. For pressure cooker, this takes around  9 to 10  minutes.
  7. Check and make sure potatoes are soft enough. Ladle into bowls.
  8. Serve with oyster crackers. and garnish with shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Calories
325
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
19
Carbs (grams)
19
Net carbs
11
Sugar (grams)
9
Protein (grams)
15
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17 comments

  1. This reminds me that I've been wanting clam chowder and with cold weather coming tomorrow, I think it's time.

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  2. Perfect soup recipe for today's weather in Houston. Yummy!!!

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  3. If I don't make this soon, I'll hate myself. What lovely additions to a clam chowder, Claudia!

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  4. Ok, I am making this one. I was just thinking I miss clam chowder, haven't had it in years.

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  5. Dear Claudia, I love creamy clam soup! This is a perfect combo.
    Have a wonderful weekend dearest. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

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  6. Howdy darling! This soup sounds wonderful. It has been so hot lately during day time over here and most nights came pouring rain and yet still very warm out side. Hope everything went well on your side.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  7. Creamy and rich soup, I wish I can have some :)

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  8. This would be perfect for an open house where guests could serve themselves. Looks fantastic!

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  9. This is perfect for the winter season!

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  10. Looks so creamy! I love using my slow cooker this time of year!

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  11. Oh my goodness this soup look absolutely amazing! It truly looks delicious! Yummy! This made me drool. Cannot wait to try this.

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  12. Potato and Bacon sounds like a good combination. I even like the consistency of the soup. Good for my Dinner tonigt.

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  13. Dang, this could be a side dish, and I'll use my fork! Yummmy!!!

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  14. So delicious!! This might be our new favorite soup!!

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  15. You had me at bacon...this soup was so thick and creamy.

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  16. Perfect texture and full of flavor!

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