Monday, March 17, 2008

Crockpot Potato Soup

I got this off a message board awhile back and never tried it, will try it this week.

2-3 lbs potatoes, peeled & cubed
1/2 onion, chopped
chicken broth (about 4 cups)
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 c milk
2 c cheddar cheese, grated

Cube potatoes, place in crockpot with onion, salt & pepper. Add broth to cover. Cook on high 4 hrs till potatoes are cooked through. Blend 1/2 potatoes till smooth. Return to crockpot. Leave on low until dinner time (if needed) Right before serving, stir in milk & cheese. The potatoes should be hot enough to heat the milk & cheese right away. Serve.


Jennifer said...

do you find lots of crock pot recipes that work as a vegetarian? I've never owned one because we've been veg for years, but it always seems like such a good idea!

Sweetpeas said...

You know, there aren't a ton. My crock pot was a wedding present. If it ever dies I'll probably try to find one at a yardsale or on freecycle (not pay full price for it). But there are a few basics that I find SO much easier in the crockpot. Beans (there's a pinto recipe on this site that's crockpot, and I also cook black beans & really any dry beans that I'm going to cook in the crockpot)and every once in awhile I make oatmeal in the crockpot (2 c rolled oats (or steel cut, but I'm cheap LOL) 6 c water, a little salt, in the crockpot on low overnight) it makes a much "creamier" consistency of oatmeal than making it on the stove. And means breakfast is ready & waiting when we wake up in the morning. There are also recipes for crockpot oatmeal w/ dried fruit & such in it that would probably be good but dh doesn't like anything sweet, and DOES really like the plain oatmeal so I haven't been mean enough to make it such that he wouldn't like it.

That said, I've found quite afew crockpot recipes that are tomato based (various soups, plus things like "lasagna") and again, have never made them because dh doesn't eat tomatoes (and in general crockpot works better for supper than lunch because of the long cook times).