Saturday, March 16, 2013

Creamy Potato Soup (crock pot dinner)

Creamy Potato Soup in the Crock Pot
adapted from this recipe

Mix the following in the crock pot:
  • Almost 5 lbs of potatoes, cleaned and diced (as much as your crock pot will hold + veggies) Note: yellow potatos are a good soup potato
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • baby carrots, a good amount, coarsely chopped
  • a heaping spoonful of minced garlic
  • a good amount of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 heaping tsp parsley
  • 32 oz of chicken broth or stock
  • enough water to cover the potatoes
Cook on low for 4 hours.
Stir & mash some of the potatoes with a potato masher.
Cook for 2 hours more, or until potatoes & carrots are soft enough to poke.

Whisk together 1/2 cup flour and 16 oz of half & half.
Cut up 16 oz of sausage into bite size pieces.

If needed, take out extra liquid from the soup (I removed about 8 oz).
Stir in milk mixture & sausage.
Cook for 30 minutes longer on high.

To serve, top with bacon bits & shredded cheese. Or it's delicious as-is!


  1. Jana
    This is my kind of recipe. "a crockpotful of veggies, water to cover, a good amount of"
    I very much dislike wordy, persnickety, recipes. You wrote this just the way I would have plus it makes enough to be worth your while without having to multiply the recipe -whats the point of making just a little soup? :) I want to try this when the kids are home for spring break.
    Aunt Tammy
    PS What kind of sausage did you use?

    1. Aunt Tammy - my thoughts exactly! Might as well make a big pot of soup whenever you go to the trouble of making it. :) I just used whatever sausage I had on hand, I think it was Italian. Kielbasa would be good, or even pieces of ham. Hope you like it!

    2. Since you are adding sausage, might as well add a couple of cans of corn, drained and you will have corn chowder.
      Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, bacon bits and goldfish crackers.

      Love reading your journals.
      Nancy Cooper

    3. I've never made corn chowder...but I just might have to try your suggestion! Thanks for responding--glad you like reading. :)