You'll love this Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup packed with bacon, ham and cheese. Creamy soups like this are the perfect comfort food during long winters!
6 russet potatoes (about 7 cups)
1 onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
16 oz diced ham
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can of cream of celery soup (10.5 oz.)
1 can vegetable or chicken broth (14.5 oz.)
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon flour
16 oz bacon slices, cooked and crumbled into bits
Wash, peel and dice the potatoes. Place in the bottom of a slow cooker.
Add onion, ham, cream of celery soup, vegetable or chicken broth, water, minced garlic and black pepper. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. You want the potatoes to be tender.
An hour before you're ready to serve the soup, add 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Whisk together flour and milk in a small bowl and pour into the slow cooker.
Garnish with the remaining cheese and crumbled bacon bits. Enjoy!
This Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup is hearty enough to stand alone as a main course for dinner. It goes great with a side salad and a few slices of your favorite bread. You can also top it with oyster crackers, saltines or large croutons.