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Crock Pot Potato Chowder

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Happy New Year everyone! There is always something refreshing about starting something new. I am excited to start this new year with this crock pot potato chowder recipe. It’s great comfort food!

It comes from a new blog I found called $5 Dinners. Last Year, he set out to spend only $300 monthly on groceries and diapers.

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She just won a year’s worth of groceries from Walmart this year. So, she is hoping to spend only $50-$60 a month on groceries. However, she still thinks she’ll need to spend some money because she has children with food allergies. As a result, she doesn’t think she’ll be able to get everything she needs at Walmart.

This loaded baked potato soup-type recipe she had on her site is an adaptation of a recipe from Recipezaar. I have never been able to find a cream soup that you make in the crock pot, so I decided to give it a try. It turned out great; everyone ate it up. The crock pot made this incredibly convenient.

However, I have to admit I still prefer soup made in the good old-fashioned way with a roux. This recipe will probably still come in handy on occasion, so I have included it with my soup recipes.

I included the prices on the recipe from $5 Dinners. Now, I think my ingredient costs were remarkably similar. I know that the cost of my potatoes was closer to 50 cents, and my cream cheese was 69 cents.

When I first made this, I didn’t have any green onion to top it off with. I couldn’t resist adding a little shredded cheddar cheese. I also served it in the bread bowl recipe I posted here.

  • POTATOES (RUSSETS, YUKON GOLDS, OR RED POTATOES)
  • ONION
  • CHICKEN BOULLION
  • WATER
  • CONDENSED CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • BACON
  • DRIED PARSLEY OR GREEN ONION, OPTIONAL FOR GARNISH
  • SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
Crock Pot Potato Chowderserved in a bread bowl

For a cozy, hearty meal that practically cooks itself, start by adding the diced potatoes, chopped onion, water, bouillon, and condensed chicken soup to your crockpot. This simple combination of ingredients will slowly meld flavors together. The potatoes will become fork tender as they cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Once the cooking time is up, stir in cream cheese for a rich, creamy texture, blending until smooth. Top this dish with crunchy bacon pieces and a dash of parsley or green onions for added freshness and flavor. Enjoy! This potato soup is perfect for chilly evenings or any time you need a satisfying meal with minimal effort.

Can I add other vegetables to this creamy potato soup?
Yes, adding carrots, corn, or peas can enhance flavor and nutritional value.

How can I thicken the chowder if it’s too thin?
Mix a little flour or cornstarch with water and stir it into the chowder to thicken it.

What are the best toppings for crock pot potato soup?
Crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chives, or a dollop of sour cream work great.

Can I use another type of cheese instead of cream cheese in this easy crockpot potato soup recipe?
For a different taste, you can use shredded sharp cheddar cheese or a cheese blend. Add it right before serving so it melts nicely.

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Crock Pot Potato Chowder

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 560 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups diced potatoes $.80
  • cup onion chopped ($.18)
  • 3 Knorr chicken bouillon cubes these are two teaspoons in size $.10, now I used regular bouillon cubes so I needed 6 of them to equal the Knorr ones
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can of condensed cream of chicken soup $.59
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese $1.29
  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled ($.85)
  • Dried parsley or sliced green onions for garnish – optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine potatoes, onion, water, bouillon, and chicken soup in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender. Add cream cheese to crock pot and blend. Top with bacon and parsley or onions before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 1348mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword loaded potato soup, soups
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