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Large Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

Big Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

Pure comfort food, this creamy Large Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup | Freezer Friendly Recipe! is extra yummy with crumbled bacon on top! Simple, real food ingredients include potatoes, cheddar cheese, milk, onion, garlic, and chicken broth. Because it’s filled with real food ingredients, this soup is sure to stick to your ribs and fill everyone at the table. This is a great budget friendly meal.

Ingredeints

  • 1 pound bacon, diced 
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

How Do I Make Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup ?

This meal can’t get any easier to throw together. Start by preparing the bacon. Make certain that it’s crispy as you’ll need to add it later to the soup. with the left over bacon grease, fry up the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook these until softened (about five minutes) Then stir in your seasonings and garlic.

Transfer your vegetables into the slow cooker and then add the potatoes, chicken broth, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Now remove the bay leaf and stir in the sour cream chicken broth, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. After that just remove the bay leaf and stir in the sour cream, half and half, cheddar cheese, and half the cooked bacon. Stir until combined.

Serve topped with the remaining bacon and additional cheese if you like. Easy peasy!

Big Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

Can I Freeze the Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup?

Yes, you can freeze this meal! Assemble the Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup and place it into a large freezer-safe food storage container with an airtight lid or a ziplock bag. You can freeze the soup for at least three months before it is cooked. If you decide to freeze it, make sure you thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving again. Then, transfer ingredients to the prepared slow cooker and follow the cooking directions below in the card.

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Large Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

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Large Family Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup | Freezer Friendly Recipe!

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Yield: 22
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Ingredients

 

  • 1 pound bacon, diced 

  • 2 onions, diced

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup half and half

  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Instructions

 

  1. Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper toweling.

  3. To the bacon grease in the skillet, add the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the seasonings and garlic. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.

  4. To the slow cooker, add the potatoes, chicken broth, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  5. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the sour cream, half and half, cheddar cheese, and half the cooked bacon. Stir until combined.

  6. Serve topped with the remaining bacon and additional cheese if desired.


Notes

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It is based on third-party calculations and should only be considered general estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with food brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more factors.

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