Once school starts and the weather turns cooler, many cooks are looking for comfort food recipes that don’t require spending a lot of time over the stove. Really, any time I can find a meal that makes my family feel like I’m feeding them love and warmth during the fall and winter months is a winner.
A hearty, hot bowl of soup ranks right up near the top of the comfort food rankings, especially if it’s creamy and rich — and we have got an amazing, comforting recipe to share with you. Let us introduce you to Dear Crissy’s Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Soup.
You don’t need to use a brand-name Crock-Pot, despite the name of the recipe. Remember, a Crock-Pot is just one variety of slow cooker. So, grab yours and get ready to put all the ingredients in. You’ll let them simmer all day into something spectacular.
To make this savory soup, you’ll need Yukon gold potatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, milk, heavy cream (or half and half), flour, a little bit of bacon, green onions (optional) and that golden bar of cheesy goodness: Velveeta. Say what you want about Velveeta, but it melts wonderfully, and there is something so satisfying about it when it gets mixed with pasta or potatoes.
This Cheesy Potato Soup is practically a dump recipe. Don’t be turned off by the nickname, though! All that means is you can take all the ingredients, dump them into the slow cooker and let them go all day. Then, when you come home, you need minimal prep time to get dinner on the table.
You’ll need to follow the recipe carefully because if you add in the milk, cream, and Velveeta too soon, you’ll scorch your soup and that would be a crying shame when you really want to sit down and enjoy a bowl of hot soup.