An easy potato soup recipe calls for adding shredded hash browns, chicken broth and cream of chicken soup to a slow cooker and cooking it on low for eight hours. Bacon bits or ham chunks can be added to the slow cooker for additional flavor. Garnish with cheddar cheese.
Potato soup in a slow cooker starts with adding one 30-ounce bag of diced or shredded potatoes and one 32-ounce box of chicken broth to a slow cooker. Add 3 ounces bacon bits or 2 cups diced ham, if desired. Place 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper into the slow cooker, and set it to cook on low for eight hours or until the potatoes are tender. Garnish with bacon bits, sharp cheddar cheese or toasted bread cubes.
Another recipe for potato soup begins with 3 1/2 cups of peeled and diced potatoes. The potatoes are placed in a stockpot with 3 1/2 cups of water, 1/3 cup of diced celery, 1/3 cup diced onion and 3/4 cup of diced ham. The mixture is brought to a boil and then reduced to medium heat for 15 minutes. When the potatoes are tender, 2 tablespoons of chicken bouillon are added.
In a separate saucepan, 5 tablespoons of butter is melted and then 5 tablespoons of flour is whisked into it. When the flour thickens, 2 cups of milk are slowly whisked into it and cooked for four to five minutes over medium heat. When the sauce thickens, it is removed from the heat and added to the stockpot. The soup simmers for an additional five minutes before serving.