Loaded crockpot potato soup with bacon is the ultimate comfort food: it’s perfectly satisfying and full of flavor. This recipe is easy to prepare and can be done in only 5 hours with your crockpot on high.
This recipe will also make enough to feed a group! Or if you’re cooking for yourself, you’ll have plenty of leftovers.
The best part of this recipe is that it uses red potatoes.
Of all the potato soups I’ve tried (and I love potato soup), the red potatoes add an extra tasty element. Combined with the other flavors of the soup, and topped with more bacon, cheese, and green onions – this is the ultimate loaded potato soup.
Fire up your crockpot, and here’s how to get started!
Loaded Crockpot Potato Soup with Bacon
- 10 red potatoes
- 1 small red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 5 slices bacon
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 1 tbsp ranch dressing mix
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional for topping)
- 3 green onions (option for garnish)
- Cook 5 slices of bacon in the oven, save 1 to chop up and use as topping on the finished soup.
- Cube the red potatoes. Place them in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle the 3 tablespoons flour over them and toss to coat.
- Add to the slow cooker: chopped bacon, red onion, garlic, ranch 1 tablespoon dressing mix, salt, pepper, thyme.
- Pour water into slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 7 – 9 hours, or cook on high for 5 – 6 hours.
- Add half and half to the soup, cook for 15 more minutes.
- Top with cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon and enjoy!
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