No-Fuss Potato Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
Makes8-10 servings (about 3 quarts)
- 6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 5 cups water
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules or 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Minced chives, optional
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the vegetables are tender.
- Add milk and parsley. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish with chives if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 190 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.
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Feb 20, 2019
Easy slow cooker soup! I used the "brown" setting on my slow cooker and briefly sauteed the onion, carrots and celery in a little olive oil to release the flavors before adding the rest of the ingredients and used low sodium chicken broth instead of water and bouillon cubes. I happened to have some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, so added them to thicken the broth instead of using instant mashed potato flakes like some of the other reviewers. At the end of cooking, I felt the soup needed a little extra kosher salt, so I added it to taste. This is a really simple and tasty recipe and I love the fact that the slow cooker does all the work!
Jan 10, 2019
Made this for a recent soup and sandwich church potluck. It was a very tasty basic potato soup. For added flavor I set out bowls of cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, and bacon bits so everyone could customize to their individual likes. It was a big hit!
Nov 12, 2017
Should this be cooked on high or low in the slow cooker ?
Dec 23, 2016
This was easy peazy and tasty. So here was my hack: I have hand pain issues so I was not up for peeling potatoes. So check it out I found frozen bags of mixed vegetables at Safeway,that had potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions - SCORE! I dumped two of those in the slow cooker with 4 cups of water (the two bags equaled less than the 6 cups of veg in the recipe. I pretty much followed the rest verbatum, except I couldn't find any buillion at home so I used a variety of seasons to replicate it. B/c my frozen vegetables were all pretty chunky, I used an immersion blender to break it down when it was finished. It was pretty thick, so on leftover days I added some broth to thin it out. Enjoy !!
Dec 19, 2016
made this soup exactly as recipe stated and it was the best soup I've made so far. Yummy!
Dec 13, 2016
i made this soup on the stove top instead of the crock pot,using exact recipe above, i saute onions,carrots,celery in the butter, added the potatoes,water and boulion,brought to a boil,then simmered till potatoes where tender added the milk and seasonings, i then removed half and pureed and returned to pot,adjusted more seasonings and voila!!! done.my family loved it!!! it says 10 servings, my family of 4 devoured it in 4 big bowls...
Aug 10, 2016
Nov 17, 2015
An easy, simple soup. Very tasty. I omitted the salt, cut down the butter to 2 tablespoons and I used 5% cream instead of the evaporated milk. Delicious. I too cooked it on the stove and it worked just fine. I have also used the crock pot and that was good too. I warmed my cream in the microwave for about a minute so it wouldn't curdle when I added it to the rest of the soup. Will definitely be making it many more times.
Sep 27, 2015
Delicious! Decided to cook on stove instead of slow cooker and it turned out great.
Dec 22, 2014
I am not sure what went wrong with mine but after 8-10 hours on low in the slow cooker the potatoes still weren't tender enough! I had to cook it another 3 hours on high to get all of the vegetables tender. When it was done I added one envelope of baby reds instant mashed to thicken the soup up. I also added more salt and pepper than the recipe called for. In the end, the flavor was really good- it just took way too long.