Thursday, January 25, 2007

Slow Cooker Thursday: Lazy Potato Soup

This is one of my favorite things to make in the crockpot. It's something I threw together in a pinch once and voila! He (dear hubby) liked it!

Scrub 4-6 large potatoes. Leave the peels on unless you really hate them! Cut potatoes into 1-1/2 in. cubes. Put in crockpot along with 1 large onion, quartered, 2-3 cans of chicken broth, and some smoked sausage (Eckrich or Hillshire farms), cut into 1" chunks. Add a bit of dill weed, salt and pepper. Heat on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Mash potatoes slightly, trying not to mash the sausage but don't worry if it happens. Add 1/2 to a cup of half & half. That's it! The amount of ingredients can be adjusted to the size of your crockpot or the needs of your family. The goal is to have the potatoes and sausage just covered by the broth, not swimming in it. This will ensure a nice consistency.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

gail said...

I LOVE potato soup! Must try it in the crockpot, seems like it would be easier that way.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

this is easier than what I've made for years - and I've never put the sausage in it, my husband would highly approve of that addition. Since we're living in a winter blast right now, this is perfect for this weekend when it's supposed to get even more frigid.

Susanne said...

Yum, yum, yum. We love potatoe soup around here and this sounds wonderful!

Sandra said...

Oh goodness this sounds delish. I can't wait to try, thank you so much for sharing :)

Another new face to my Slow Cooking Thursday, so glad you decided to join in :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, this sounds wonderful! I love potato soup and have 2 or 3 recipes I like to make, but this one sounds a lot easier, so I might need to try it this winter. I usually keep a thing of turkey sausage in the freezer, think that would be ok in it? Yummy, thanks for sharing Dianne, sounds so good :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Dianne, this potato soup recipe sounds wonderful! I will be trying it. :)

Oh, I love pasta recipes and being able to throw everything in a crockpot and walk away sounds great to me! I'll be trying this one. :)

I’d love it if you’d stop by and contribute to my Super Bowl Sunday edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange today!

Mrs. C said...

I've put this one on my menu!. Can't wait to try it! :)