Little Farm in the Big Woods

Best. Ever. Potato. Soup!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:19 PM

Okay, so not to brag or anything, but this here is the best ever potato soup recipe!  The. Best. Ever. 

** Don’t be mislead by the unfortunate lighting in my pictures, it actually looks and tastes really good!  For some reason, I just could not get good pictures!  I’ll have to remember to try again the next time I make it, and update this post.**

  I tried several different recipes, and as usual, mixed them all around and then added some of my own special touches, and  “Voila” - Phenomenal Potato Soup!  I could eat this soup all day long.  Yum!  This soup also reheats really well, so make sure to make a good amount so you have plenty of leftovers.  ;) So, without further ado, here is the recipe….

Best Potato Soup

3 cups peeled & chopped potatoes

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 qt chicken stock

1 T. bacon grease (or butter in a pinch)

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper


2 T. flour

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped ham or bacon

2 t. dried minced garlic

1/2 - 1 tsp. turmeric, optional

pinch cayenne pepper

salt & pepper to taste

Place first 8 ingredients in crockpot, and cook on low for 4 hours.  Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another hour, stirring to make sure cheese is all melted and incorporated.  

*For a variation, you can add one can of corn, and it becomes corn chowder, Yummy!!!

Well now I’m hungry, so I think I’m going to go make myself some of this fabulous soup!

Update- I now make this in my instant pot, on the “slow cook” setting.  I LOVE my instant pot! ❤️❤️❤️

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