Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup

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Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup

My Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup is the perfect vegetarian “set it and forget it” meal!  You can let the yummy flavors simmer all day, adding the cheese and milk when you get home.

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Bringing out the Crock Pot makes me happy.  Ever since I did the Crock Pot challenge a few years ago, I fell in love with just how easy dinner can come together in a slow cooker.

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Planning ahead and getting dinner in the Crock Pot is the only way I had time to cook most days when I was working at WLOS.  I have a little more time these days to prepare food, but I still love the ease of the slow cooker.

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It means I can fix dinner when I’m fixing breakfast and then not worry about it for the rest of the day.  The hubs even loves it because he knows something good always comes out of my slow cooker.

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The potato soup is simple and delicious.  Using 2% milk instead of cream keeps the calories down, but still brings a lot of flavor to the table.  You can serve it with crusty whole grain bread, a salad or a sandwich for a complete meal.

Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins
 
My Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup is the perfect vegetarian “set it and forget it” meal! You can let the yummy flavors simmer all day, adding the cheese and milk when you get home.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 64 oz vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes, carrots, onion, broth, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper in the Crock Pot and cover.
  2. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaves.
  3. Stir in the milk and cook on high for another 15 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat, remove cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in cheese until melted.
Recipe Notes

The cheese melts better the higher fat content. I recommend using half 2% cheese and half regular for reduced calories. For best melting use regular cheese.

Your turn!

Do you use your Crock Pot of Slow Cooker?

Do you call it the Crock Pot or the Slow Cooker?

 

By | 2018-06-28T14:24:30-05:00 October 28th, 2014|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. sharon downs November 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I think i used to much tyme how can i offset the flavor?

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      You could thin the recipe with more liquid… but I have not tested that option!

  2. Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love November 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Yum! this looks so delicious! All hail the mighty crock pot haha

    • JulieWunder November 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      I’ll second that!!!! Woo-hoo for the crock pot 🙂

  3. Tamela October 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie! I love all your recipes! This one sounds delish! However, I would really love to see nutritional information on all your recipes. I assume that most of them are created with good health in mind (with the exception of Grandma’s cookie! yum!), but they don’t have nutritional info. This info would help when deciding to make the dish.

  4. ooh seriously yum! Already pinned and thanks so much for linking up with us today. I can’t wait to make this one

  5. Danyelle Musselman October 28, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I make crockpot dinners every Tuesday (late night activities with Mariah), I am soooo making this next week. Sounds Delish!

  6. Danyelle Musselman October 28, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I cook a crockpot dinner every Tuesday (late night activities with Mariah), I am soooo making this next week. Sounds delis!

  7. Madeline St Onge October 28, 2014 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Yummy this sounds good and like that it is lower fat Going to try this

  8. MILLIE October 28, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I LOVE MY SLOW COOKER, I USE IT ALMOST EVERY WEEK
    I MAKE CHILI, SOUP, CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS, YOUR SOUP SOUNDS GOOG
    I WILL MAKE IT. HAVE A GREAT DAY

  9. Joanna @Makingmine October 28, 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Oh yum! I love crock pot meals, and soups have been a staple for me this fall! I’ve never done a potato soup, so this looks like a great recipe to start with!

    • JulieWunder October 28, 2014 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Thanks Joanna! It’s a really good one. I also have a more traditional potato soup recipe made in the crock pot on the blog. This one is light and delicious!

  10. Katrina October 28, 2014 at 8:43 am - Reply

    MMM looks yummy girl!!

  11. Wendy Taylor October 28, 2014 at 8:02 am - Reply

    This sounds wonderful!

  12. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 28, 2014 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Potato soup – yum! This will be added to my fall/winter Crockpot rotation. Yes, I call it a crock pot : )

    • JulieWunder October 28, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Maybe it’s a southern girl thing 🙂 I’ll have to ask my mother-in-law what she calls it.

  13. Ruth Howe October 28, 2014 at 6:45 am - Reply

    For years I used my oven as a slow cooker – same recipes as used in the Crock Pot. Set oven temp at 250 degrees and leave all day. The house smells so good when I return home in time for dinner.

    • JulieWunder October 28, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

      That’s a great idea Ruth! And it doesn’t involve another appliance.

  14. Jenny October 28, 2014 at 6:17 am - Reply

    YUM! I love using the crock pot–it’s all kinds of magic! My husband gets so excited when he sees it on the counter in the mornings. I also LOVE my electric pressure cooker–it’s like a crock pot time warp. Whatever I’d slow cook all day, the pressure cooker will cook in mere minutes! Either way, you can’t go wrong. 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 28, 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

      That’s so funny. My husband does the same thing.
      My mom had a pressure cooker and used it all the time. I need to get one and add it to my cooking rotation.

  15. Jessie October 28, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Delicious recipe! I don’t have a crockpot, but I’d imagine it’ll work just fine when done on a stovetop.

    • JulieWunder October 28, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Thanks Jessie!
      You should get one sent to you! It is so easy and would be great when the babies arrive.
      The stove should work well too.

  16. Blane Sherer October 28, 2014 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I have always called it a crock pot, but I have heard others say a slow cooker. It is a nice option to have.

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