What is it about a vegetable that grows in the dirt and is one of Americas favorite things to eat? There is just something about potatoes that makes virtually every meal good and is so good in soup and stews. I think most of my soups have potatoes in them and Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup is no exception.
The original recipe is from Betty Crocker and my version of this soup I use real potatoes and not frozen ones. I have used a potato smasher on the potatoes a few times after it is finished cooking to make it not so chunky (just smash them right in the slow cooker before serviing), but either way, its still hardy and yummy. I have used white and red potatoes, but I think the white potatoes might have a bit more starch in them which will help thicken this soup up naturally and they cook faster it seems. I always leave the skin on for the extra vitamins and fiber.
Oh and the toppings will just put this soup over the top. Especially the bacon. This is truly a man’s soup!!
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