Crockpot Potato Bacon Soup

Amanda Camden-Spina Recipe

By Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle

20 Min
4 Hr
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

This recipe was our make-it-up-as-we-go-along dinner from last night. It is also my first recipe post so bear with me lol.

I had a pile of produce I needed to do something with and my husband had a craving for soup. So we rummaged around in the pantry, broke out the crock pot and went to work.

We're huge fans of potato and garlic, so there's alot of both in the soup. Since this is a slow cook soup, there's plenty of time to adjust ingredient quantities to taste (which is what we did as we were pretty much throwing things in as we thought of them lol).

This recipe makes ALOT of soup, it will fill a 5.5 quart crock pot but it was sooooo yummy that even in that crazy amount, it's nearly already gone. Hope your family enjoys it as much as ours did. Oh, and please, please critique! I'm terrible at keeping track of what I'm doing when I'm cooking and this is my first attempt at putting my concoctions in recipe form. :)

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8 - 10 medium
red potatoes, about baseball sized, cut in bite-sized pieces
celery stalks, chopped up
1 large
yellow onion, diced
8 oz
baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 lb
bacon, cooked slightly crispy and chopped up
32 oz
chicken stock
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup, condensed
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup, condensed
1 can(s)
cream of potato soup, condensed
2 c
milk or half and half
1 - 2
heaping tablespoons of minced garlic
2 Tbsp
italian herb seasoning
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

Using at least a 5.5 quart crockpot, set temperature to low and combine chicken stock, minced garlic, italian seasoning, potatoes, celery, and onion in the crock pot and stir until all ingredients are well integrated. Let cook until potatoes are fork tender. (I let it go for a couple hours.)
In a separate dish combine milk and all 3 cans of soup and stir until well mixed. Add mixed soup, mushrooms, and bacon to crockpot and stir gently but thoroughly. Let cook for another 20 - 30 minutes.
Test broth for flavor and thickness. At this point you can add more italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, and/or pepper to your taste. If the soup is too thick, add water in small increments until you have your desired consistancy. If you prefer a thicker consistancy, mix some cornstarch and milk then add to the soup.
Let cook for another 30 -60 minutes (to allow the flavor of the additional seasoning to develop), then serve. Garnish with cheddar cheese for a truly tasty loaded baked potato flavor.
After eating a couple bowlfuls, my hubby suggested that chicken and carrots would also be a nice addition to the soup. Please let me know if try that variation and how it worked out. :)

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Brenda Clark brenda1951
Aug 28, 2011
Amanda, I love your honesty and I love crock pot soup. I am going to try your recipe in the next couple of weeks, waiting till the weather cools down. I will let you know how mine turns out. Thank you for sharing...
Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Aug 28, 2011
Congratulations on your first posted recipe. I'm making a copy of it.
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Aug 28, 2011
Thank you ladies. Our first batch is now officially gone, didn't even last 24 hours lol. My hubby is already pushing for another one, this time with chicken and maybe some carrots. I'll try to remember to get a picture next time. I hope you both give it try and enjoy :)
Nerys Seren Dragonwych
Aug 30, 2011
My poor crock pot is empty. So I'm going to fill it with your Loaded Potato Soup as soon as I get back from the produce department!
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Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964
Mar 9, 2012
This really sounds good. I'm going to have to try this.
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Mar 9, 2012
I hope you do Emily. It's become a regular at our house. My hubby isn't usually patient about his dinner, but when it comes to this soup, he'll happily wait all afternoon for it to be ready. The recipe makes a lot, but it never lasts very long and it freezes quite nicely if you want to store it.
Sherry Morrison Sherrym12
Oct 1, 2012
I love soups and this sounds sooo good!!! I will be making this and am happy to hear that it freezes well. Congrats on your 1st post. I just posted my first recipe the other day too. Look it up, of course; it's soup, LOL!!! "Homemade Chicken Noodle Veggie Soup"
Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Oct 2, 2012
Hi Sherry! Thank you so much. I love soups too, especially during this time of year. Chicken noodle soup is one of my all time favs and your version looks yummmmy! I recently discovered I like cabbage too, so how perfect is that?! LOL
Joey Wolf 8of10
Dec 20, 2013
this sounds amazing....can't wait to try it
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Jun 13, 2014
Thanks for this recipe...
simple, simple, simple...wonderful.
So very easy..
PINCHED...for a future,
bring a soup VETERANS gathering!
Hugs, Nancy 6/13/14