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Crockpot Potato Soup

I’m a huge fan of crockpot meals.  There are many days when I just don’t have an opportunity to even think about cooking supper much before 5:00.  When you have kids who need to be at practice by 6, there isn’t enough time to cook and eat a meal in under an hour.  So, I turn to my crockpot.  A lot.

I’ve been making this recipe for Potato Soup for over a year.  It’s really good (aka my kids and picky husband eat it) and super easy to make.  No need to fix what isn’t broken.  Unless it’s necessary.

You see, I had planned to make this meal yesterday.  I keep the ingredients to make it handy because it’s something I can quickly toss in the crockpot after lunch and we’re ready to eat right at 5 when the kids leave.  Well yesterday, I was wrong.  I only had half a bag of hash browns and half a block of cream cheese, thinking it wouldn’t be a big deal I tossed the ingredients into the crockpot and went about my day.  When I went to add the cream cheese to the pot all I had was potato water.  No good.  So I started searching my fridge and freezer and came up with half a bag of tater tots and some sour cream.

With a ‘what the heck,’ I added about 1/4-1/2c. of sour cream to the pot (with the 1/2 block of cream cheese that I had) and tossed in the tater tots.  I gave it a stir, covered it up and hoped for the best.

The result?

Crockpot Potato Soup

AMAZING! My husband and I actually liked it this way better because the hash browns always cook way down and, while there are some bites, it’s pretty soupy.  This was definitely more of a chowder consistency which I prefer.

So, if you’re in a bind (or just want to put a new spin on a favorite), give this recipe a try!  Next time, I’m going to try it with sausage and maybe gnocchi!

Happy Hump Day!


*To make- follow the above recipe exactly until it says to add the cream cheese.  Only add half a block and add 1/4-1/2c. sour cream (depending on personal taste) and then add about 1/2 of a bag of tater tots.  Give it a gentle stir and let it cook about an hour longer.  Then top with cheddar cheese, bacon, whatever you like to serve!

1 thought on “Crockpot Potato Soup”

  • The Crock Pot has been my best friend for over 10 years, I love making dinner in the morning before heading out of the door to have it done when I get home. My sons are now both in college but it was definitely a life saver when they were younger.

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