Soup season is upon us! This buttery and creamy Slow Cooker Homemade Potato Soup will be your new go-to soup recipe.
Finally a new Vintage Recipe of the Month, I haven’t posted one since May! This Slow Cooker Homemade Potato Soup is a keeper. It tastes just like grandma would make, lots of veggies but also creamy and buttery.
I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Homemade Potato Soup in this vintage recipe book below. My husbands co-worker Jim gave this to me a few weeks ago and I knew I had to put a recipe on the blog from it. This little book must have came with a slow cooker back in the 70’s. There is some fun recipes in this book such as Pork Abracadabra, Hot Dog Perfection and even a recipe on how to cook squirrel. When I looked over this potato soup recipe, I thought the ingredients were perfectly thought through, like a delicious meal a grandma would make.
I stuck with the original recipe for everything but the salt. The recipe in the book called for 1 tablespoon of salt, I’ve never put that much in any recipe, especially one with 4 chicken bouillon cubes. Instead I added a 1/2 teaspoon of salt after the soup was done cooking and thought that was plenty.
My favorite ingredient in this recipe is the butter. What a great idea to add flavor to a soup, especially a crock pot recipe that doesn’t have any browning of ingredients before hand in fat.
I was so happy with the results of this soup. This was the first time I’ve added evaporated milk in a soup, it tasted just fine! The evaporated milk made the soup very creamy, which I didn’t expect.
The recipe called for topping the soup with chives at the end, that added extra flavor and freshness to the final product.
Please give this soup recipe a try, you will not be disappointed. I actually have plans to put a pot of this soup on before heading to the coast to go crabbing. I think adding cooked crab at the end of the cooking time in the soup will be amazing. Have a great week!
Slow Cooker Homemade Potato Soup
- Slow Cooker – 5 quart or larger
- 6 cups russet potatoes (about 4 extra large potatoes), peeled and diced
- 1 leek sliced
- 2 carrots sliced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- 1 small white onion diced
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 4 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 14 oz evaporated milk
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 tsp. salt to taste
- chives optional
- Add everything but the salt and chives to the slow cooker and stir.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 9 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
- Add salt if needed, garnish with chives if using.
- Stir and enjoy!