Slow-Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

A hot, hearty soup is waiting for you when you get home if you rely on your slow cooker!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 6 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2
cup frozen chopped onion (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1
medium stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup)
1
carton (32-oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
cup water
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
cup milk
1
bag (8 oz) shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (2 cups)
1/4
cup real bacon pieces (from 2.8-oz package)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with bacon and green onions. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.
  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with bacon and green onions. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of using purchased bacon pieces, cook 2 strips of bacon until crisp, then drain and crumble.

Southern-style hash brown potatoes are diced instead of shredded. These work best in this recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1210mg
1210%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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