When you think about a slow cooker, you might think about meat that simmers all day before serving it with other items for dinner. Potatoes can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Before you add them to the cooker, you can dice them into small pieces. After adding various other components, you will have a pot of potato soup that is better than anything you could get at a restaurant.
Red potatoes work best with this soup as they hold their consistency a little better than others. Combine three tablespoons of flour, 3/4 of a cup of bacon bits and three cups of chicken broth in a bowl.
Pour the ingredients over the potatoes. You can add various other spices depending on the flavors that you want in the soup. Half and half cream or milk is a good option so that you have a thicker soup. Turn the slow cooker on high for about five hours.
Once the soup is done, you can sprinkle the top with shredded cheese and bacon bits before enjoying with a grilled cheese sandwich or a large piece of toast. This is a dish that is ideal for the winter months as it’s hearty and filling.