Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

I made this the other day & I put in a bag of cubed cooked ham with all the other ingredients and I cooked it all on low for 6.5 hours (before adding the milk/flour mixture) and it was awesome!! Since I did the ham, I didn't do the bacon pieces or the green onion. I also seasoned it all with salt, pepper & a tiny bit of dried minced garlic and let that all cook together. Then served it with home-made corn bread!

Makes: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

1 bag (32 oz) southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup medium stalk celery, diced
1 carton (32-oz) chicken broth
1 cup water
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup real bacon pieces
1/4 cup green onions, sliced

Optional - you can add 1 can of corn

1) In 4 to 5-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, carrots, corn, celery, ham (if used),broth and water.

2) Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.3) In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with cheese, bacon and green onions. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.

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