We may not be in danger of getting our tongue stuck to a flagpole as Flick did in A Christmas Story, but still, it can get cold this time of year here in Hendersonville, North Carolina. After all, snow skiing is a short drive away. So how can you beat these frigid temps until we thaw out this spring – other than layered clothes and a winter coat, that is? Keep warm this winter with this easy slow cooker potato soup. It’s hot and delicious.
Make It Your Own
While the recipe recommends peeled and blended potatoes, those are optional. If you choose not to peel your potatoes, they may not blend as smoothly. As far as not blending, well, you may prefer some nice chunks in your soup. Either way, we’re sure you’ll find this recipe absolutely delicious. With these ingredients, how could it not be?
Slow Cooker Potato Soup Ingredients
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 2 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 large leek, cleaned and chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 4 c. chicken stock
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 3/4 c. sour cream, plus more for garnish
- Shredded cheddar cheese, chopped chives, sour cream, and reserved bacon, for serving
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Make It Ahead Of Time
We have about two or three months of cold weather here in North Carolina, so you may want to make this soup a staple in your home. The good news is, if you follow their instructions, you can freeze this soup for up to two months and then bring it back out, heat it up, and enjoy it again.
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