These steps will lead you in making a big full pot of slow cooker potato soup for the whole family! This soup is very thick and creamy. Perfect for a cool fall night.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
Begin by gathering the following ingredients:
a. 6 slices of bacon
b. 3-4 cups chicken stock
c. 2 pounds of potatoes
d. 1 medium yellow onion
e. 4 tablespoons bacon grease (or butter)
f. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
g. 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
h. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
i. ½ cup plain sour cream
j. 1 teaspoon salt
k. ½ teaspoon black pepper
Step 2: Wash Veggies
Next wash all vegetables thoroughly with warm water to ensure they are clean.
Step 3: Chop the Potatoes
Chop all of the potatoes into ½ inch cubes.
Step 4: Dice Those Onions
Dice whole onion to size of your own preference.
Step 5: Cook That BACON!
Cook all 6 strips of bacon (unless you prefer to use precooked bacon) and save the grease for later (or use butter, 4 Tbsp.).
Step 6: Cut Up Bacon
Cut bacon up into smaller pieces of your own desired size.
Step 7: Dump It In
Combine potatoes, onions, chicken stock, bacon, and spices into the large slow cooker. ( The bag you see in this step is just a personal preference. It keeps from dirtying the actual crockpot. It makes clean up much simpler!)
Step 8: Cook & Wait
Cook on low for 6-8 hours OR high for 3-4 hours, which ever you prefer!
Step 9: Making the Roux
Reheat bacon grease in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, unless it is still warm. If so you're good already!
Step 10: Complete the Roux
Whisk flour into bacon grease (or butter) and gradually add in evaporated milk while whisking until really thick.
Step 11: Add In
Add in the roux, sour cream, and cheese into slow cooker and stir until combined. The soup is now complete!
Step 12: Serve It Up
Serve and add garnish of green onions, chives, cheese, or sour cream if you so desire.