Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Potato Soup

Brenda Downey Recipe

By Brenda Downey BJD

10-12 servings (approx)
45 Min
6 Hr 45 Min
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

I love to occasionally make this cheesy, smokey, and potato soup! It is a must in my household..I love it that it can be made using my crock pot, since I do not like getting up on Saturday mornings and having to cook lunch. But, not only is it nice due to using my crock is mostly nice due to its delicious taste! My family always request that I make this recipe again and again! I made it for yesterdays lunch, and it did not last. I also made homemade Italian Herb bread in my Oster bread machine. If you do not wish to make 6 qts of soup, please reduce ingredients.


8 slice
3 c
onion, chopped
10 medium
potatoes, washed, skinned, and cut into 1 inch squares
2 medium
celery stalks, chopped
8 c
chicken stock or progresso chicken broth
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 c
3 c
16 oz
shredded cheddar cheese (or american and cheddar cheese blend)
1 c
carrots, diced (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1.In a skillet, cook bacon slices over medium heat, turning occasionally, until brown and crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and reserve bacon grease in skillet.

2. Drain cooked bacon on paper towels and then refrigerate for further use as topping.

3. In same skillet (bacon was fried in previously), fry the onion in the remaining bacon grease over medium heat for 4 or 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is tender.

4. Spray 6 quart crock pot with cooking spray and add onion, potatoes, celery, carrots (optional), broth, salt, and pepper..stir them together.

5. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6-7 hours.

6. In small bowl, beat flour and half-and-half with wire whisk until well blended and lump free.

7. Stir the flour mixture into the soup.

8. Increase heat setting to HIGH setting, then cover, and cook for another 30 minutes longer or until thickened.

9. Stir in cheese until well melted and crumble bacon and sprinkle it over top. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: English

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Brenda Downey BJD
Jan 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time in order to share my recipe with other groups! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season too and Happy New Year! ♥ :-) ♥
Mar 20, 2013 - Brenda Downey shared this recipe with discussion group: "Fix It and Forget It" Slow Cookin'
Brenda Downey BJD
Mar 17, 2013
I love Macaroni and Cheese..yum...I know what you are saying regarding Sour Cream..yes it has much fat in it, but love it over foods such as Chili, Potato's, etc. The yogurt is a better and healthier alternative to Sour Cream though! Thank you for looking at my few recipes..I mostly love to use the slow cooker or canning..I am the same way..I have to think about fruits and vegetables!
bonnie hice spicebon
Mar 16, 2013
you are welcome Brenda, thank you for a great recipe. I want to try some of your others that u have posted on JAP!! I have to be careful w/cholesterol, so naturally it is 'as much as possible cut the fats'!definitely would have preferred, SOUR CREAM, but... would love to be around to see 'gr. grandchildren'. lol love my 'feel good food' tho!! mac & cheese, all those yummy foods!! there is a recipe here, I have tried it is so good, 'mac & cheese'!! gotta quit thinkin bout that!! veggies!!