Crockpot Potato Soup using a roux, not cream of chicken soup. You can pronounce all of the ingredients in this soup and control the salt.
Updated 11/06/2020 (left the skins off this time)
Can you cook raw potatoes in a slow cooker?
Absolutely. Potatoes can be cooked many different ways in a slow cooker. From soup, to mashed potatoes, to baked potatoes.
What is the best way to thicken potato soup.
My method is one way to thicken the soup. If you are making a different recipe and want it thicker, try adding 1 cup of cold liquid to 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved and slowly add to the soup. Or, you could even try to add a can of cream of something soup.
What is the best kind of potato to use for potato soup?
Waxy potatoes like, New potatoes, French fingerling, Red bliss, baby potatoes, Red Adirondack are some of them you can use.
What is good with potato soup?
Other soup ideas..
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Crockpot Potato Soup
- 5 Cups Water
- 5 Red Potatoes, Medium, Diced
- 1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Salt (or less – as desired)
- 2 Tbsp Chicken "Better than Bouillon" base
- 1 Cup Onion, Diced
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Milk
- 6 Slices Bacon If desired
- Cheddar Cheese, Shredded If desired
- Green Onion, Chopped If desired
- Sour Cream If desired
- Add water, diced potatoes, diced onions, onion powder, salt and chicken base to crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
- About 30 minutes to an hour before the potatoes are done, fry up your bacon and drain. Set aside to cool.
- When the potatoes are tender, start making the roux. Melt the butter in a skillet on med/low heat. (I reused my skillet I fried my bacon in after draining the grease) Slowly add the flour with a whisk. After the butter and flour are combined (it will be thick), add the milk, about a tablespoon at a time. Keep whisking until combined and thickened. This is what it should look like at this point.
- Start adding 1 cup of the broth from your potatoes. Add in slowly and continue to whisk.
- Repeat the above process 1 cup at a time until almost all of your broth is gone. I managed to get 3 cups of broth.
- Once the sauce is creamy, pour it back into the crockpot with the potatoes. Stir and you’re ready to serve.
- Add your desired toppings. Enjoy!!