Slow Cooker Potato Soup

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As the weather starts getting chillier outside, we start craving a little something warm to keep us cozy. Try this delicious Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe that comes together in no time for busy weeknights. This potato recipe is also special because it has a touch of those wonderful Southern flavors like bacon and evaporated milk. A bowl of this tasty hot soup with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread, grilled meat or salad is all you will need to turn this into a comforting meal. Healthy dinner recipes cooked from scratch at home always make up for the time you may have eaten out or resorted to convenient but not so healthy take out food. Not only do they make for great family dinner ideas but also contain absolutely zero preservatives, unlike the store-bought soup that comes in a can. Since this wonderful potato soup recipe is healthy, it's a good idea to incorporate this recipe regularly in your family dinner ideas. You can also freeze a large portion of it just so that you have a healthy meal readily available whenever you are too busy to cook.

When you talk about comfort foods, you cannot miss potatoes. Potatoes are such a versatile vegetable when it comes to wholesome family meals. You can never run out of food ideas that include potatoes. There are so many potato recipe ideas and variations that one can never get bored. Did you know that potatoes are naturally fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free? Potato nutritional benefits come from potassium, iron and vitamin c present in it which are vital and essential nutrients for your body. Potatoes also have the right kind of carbohydrates your body needs. One serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of 120 calories. The potato nutritional benefits is a great reason to include potatoes in your diet more often.

You can modify the flavors in this soup recipe and add spices of your choice such as paprika, cumin powder, garlic powder or even fresh garlic. You can even add chili flakes to make it mildly spicy. Make it healthier by adding greens like kale, spinach, or even arugula. If you don't like the idea of adding bacon, you can try adding Hickory liquid smoke instead for that smokey taste and aroma in this soup recipe. You can even add lean meats like ground turkey, or grilled chicken breast to make this recipe healthier. This recipe can also be made without any meat with as many veggies as you want. Try adding tofu or vegan sausages as they are flavorful and make a good meat substitute and mushrooms work just as good.

Thank you to Kristin at The Cookin Chicks food blog for sharing this appetizing Slow Cooker Potato Soup recipe with us. For more healthy dinner recipes, do check out Kristin’s blog where she shares many family dinner ideas. This potato soup recipe is refreshingly new and makes a comforting family meal. Try it for yourself!

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Potato Soup From The Cookin Chicks

Ingredients: Bacon, chicken broth, Yukon gold potatoes, yellow onion, bacon grease or butter, flour, evaporated milk, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt pepper.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 434, Calories from Fat 275, Total Fat 30.5g 47%, Saturated Fat 13.7g 69%, Cholesterol 71mg 24%, Sodium 1388mg 58%, Potassium 610mg 17%, Carbohydrates 18.8g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 5.5g, Protein 20.8g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 16%, Calcium 25%, Iron 8%

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