This morning, as I was checking out what happened on Facebook while I slept, my friends had posted this recipe for a Crock Pot Potato Soup. I shared the post and thought, I have all the ingredients to make this.
After I got back from the gym, cleaned the kitchen, I decided to whip this up. I love my crock pot and if there is a recipe that I can make in it, using fresh ingredients, I’m all over it. Add to the fact it’s been rainy and a bit on the nippy side here today, and potato soup, with a little cheddar cheese added to it, sounded pretty good.
I adore these little video clips adding the ingredients and quickly showing you quantities. I personally don’t need the videos, the recipe would suffice too. However, for those who may not cook often or are new to using the ever versatile crock pot, they are quite helpful.
Watch the video to see the soup come together in mere seconds. I’ve listed the recipe below should you want to jump to the head of the line.
- 4 cups potatoes; diced
- 3/4 cup of onion; chopped
- 4 cups chicken stock (I used homemade vegetable stock)
- 1/2 TBSP salt
- 1/2 TBSP pepper
- 4 TBSP butter
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sour cream
Add the potatoes, onions, stock, salt and pepper and stir (the video omits this step). Set the crock pot on Low for 6 hours or High for 4 hours. After the set time has expired, melt the butter and add the flour; stir. I used Pamela’s gluten-free flour and it worked great. Let the mixture cook for about a minute and then add the heavy cream and sour cream. Stir mixture until it thickens a bit. Add the mixture to the crock pot, stir, reset timer for another 30 minutes on Low.
I didn’t think there was enough salt for all those potatoes. As soon as I tasted it, I knew I was right. It could use more, but easily corrected by the person eating the soup. Garnish soup with cheese, scallions, bacon bits, etc. I like the texture of the diced potatoes. If you prefer a creamier soup, by all means use an immersion blender or blend in batches in a traditional blender.
This soup would be great in a bread bowl or served with a few slices of baguette. Sadly, these aren’t options for me, but it’s how I would have eaten this in the past. I will definitely be making this soup again. With my substitutions, the soup is now vegetarian and gluten-free (for those that need/want those options).