Homestyle Cookin' | Crock Pot Potato Soup

I've never had a good potato soup recipe, and quite honestly, it's probably because I have never been a huge fan of potato soup. 

So in the past 2 years, I'm pretty sure I've only made potato soup, like, once. And I wasn't impressed. I tried to make another batch last week and it was just horrible. I really don't even know what it was but it wasn't potato soup!

Knowing how much my husband loves potato soup, I decided to dive into pinterest for easy potato soup recipes, and to my surprise, I found one done strictly in the crock pot!

Of course, I naturally adapted it into our own recipe -- it's something I have to do with almost every recipe with the picky eaters in my house! So, I will post the original recipe link and then I'll post the actual recipe that I created/adapted. Make sure you click "printable recipe" so that you can print the recipe without my commentary ;)
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Crock pot Potato Soup
6 slices bacon 
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 carton chicken broth (or 2 cans)
2 cups water
5 large potatoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 tsp salt (to taste, really)
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk

Brown and crisp bacon in a pan or in the microwave (I take the easy way out and use the microwave for stuff like this). Drain it, crumble it, and add to crock pot along with onion powder, garlic powder, broth, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and celery seed.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours (I did high simply because I started in the middle of the day). Stir occasionally. 

After the 4-6 hours, whisk together the flour, heavy cream and milk in a separate bowl. Stir into soup (make sure you get all of the flour lumps out!). Cover and cook on low for 30 mins. Turn to "warm" after 30 mins so that the soup stops cooking. You can wait and do this process an hour before serving or you can do it several hours before serving, just make sure that after the 30 mins of cooking, you turn your crock pot to 'warm' or completely off. It will stay quite warm for a couple of hours even with the crock pot off. 

The original recipe calls for 1 onion, but hubby doesn't like onion so I used onion and garlic powder. The recipe also called for half and half and evaporated milk instead of heavy cream and regular milk. I used heavy cream and regular milk because it's what I had. It also calls for dill weed instead of celery seed, but again, this is just what I had, so I improvised! It turned out fabulous, and it was SO EASY!

Here is the ORIGINAL recipe that I adapted the above recipe from.
No matter which one you make, I hope you enjoy it!!



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