Now that the cooler weather has settled in, I’m going to try to make a conscious effort to use my slow cooker more often. It’s so wonderful to put something in, switch it to “on” – and then hours later, a meal is hot and ready for you after a long day. My problem seems to be that I get in a rut with the recipes I make with it.

When Josie posted this a couple of weeks ago, I immediately put it on our menu plan for the following week. Couldn’t have been easier, and the results were phenomenal. A little bit of peeling and chopping, cooking the bacon, then sauteing the onion in some of the bacon drippings. That really helps to deepen and layer the flavors – something that’s not typically found in Crockpot recipes. Leave it to our friends at America’s Test Kitchen to share such a great recipe. I’ll definitely be adding their slow-cooker cookbook to my wishlist for Santa this year! Can’t wait to give some of the other recipes a try.


  1. Posted October 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM | Permalink

    Love potato soup! Will have to get my slow cooker out now!

  2. Posted October 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM | Permalink

    I love a potato soup! Especially if it’s made in the slow cooker!

  3. Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    We’ve got a slow cooker on our registry, I’m hoping I’ll be soon to join this slow cooking crew. I love soup season, they’re such a nice meal to warm up to, and generally there’s enough that you can store some away for reheating too!

  4. Tanya
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM | Permalink

    I just made this and it was fantastic! This is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Robbin
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

    How many servings does this make and what size crockpot did you use? Wondering if it can be doubled… Thanks can’t wait to make it.

    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 6:17 AM | Permalink

      I use my standard oval crockpot – I think it’s 6 quarts. I’d imagine there’s enough room for it to be doubled in there. You could also easily make this soup on the stovetop too!

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