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laura's crock-pot rustic potato soup

a recipe by
Laura Wolf
Decatur, IL

I made this recipe with ingredients I could get from ALDI's because that's where my daughter shops. So it was inexpensive and easy to make... Not to mention delicious!

serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For laura's crock-pot rustic potato soup

  • 2 lb
    red potatoes, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 md
    sweet onions, diced small
  • 4 stalk
    celery, diced small
  • 4 stick
    carrots, diced small
  • 64 oz
    vegetable stock (2) 32 oz. cartons
  • 1 can
    corn, drained
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 1/4 c
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, leaves
  • 1 lb
    bacon, diced
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make laura's crock-pot rustic potato soup

  • 1
    In a 6 qt. crock-pot. Add in both cartons of Vegetable Stock, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, parsley flakes and bay leaves.
  • 2
    In a sauté pan, cook bacon until crisp and drain thoroughly on paper towels.
  • 3
    Add cooked & drained bacon to crock-pot.
  • 4
    Cook on low heat for about 8 hours. (I set it and go to bed)
  • 5
    In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour and whisk in evaporated milk. Once it starts to thicken, remove from heat. Slowly spoon it into crock-pot stirring to keep lumps out. Keep adding until you get a nice creamy consistancy.
  • 6
    Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • 7
    Optional Garnishes: cheese, bacon bits, onions, fresh parsley. Whatever floats your boat! Enjoy!!