Slow Cooker – Cream of Potato Soup

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Get your soup on with this potato perfection!

Cream of Potato Soup might sound like an indulgence that you would never see on a healthy eating plan. But this healthy spin on the classic favorite is healthy and low in fat and calories, while still having that delicious thick and creamy quality.

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Slow Cooker - Cream of Potato Soup

This healthy version of the thick and creamy classic potato soup is low in fat and calories so enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups red potatoes with peeling cubed, scrubbed, and rinsed
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary fresh, snipped, optional 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper use more if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional, use if you like some heat in your soup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add oil to a small skillet and sauté onion on medium-low heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and continue sauteing 1 additional minute. Add to slow cooker sauteed onion and garlic, 2 cups milk, the vegetable or chicken broth, rosemary, salt, black pepper, paprika and crushed red pepper flakes (if using), stir to combine. Add potatoes, cover and cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours.
  • About 15 minutes before the end of cooking time, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons milk and stir until smooth. Add cornstarch and milk mixture to the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and allow the sauce to continue cooking until thickened, about 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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16 Comments

  1. Just curious, if this recipe would work with coconut milk or cream of coconut? We're going dairy-free for the sake of my child. Any thoughts?

  2. I tried this today but the milk looked like it got all chunky and basically all of the liquid disappeared so it wound up with just potato mush that sort of looked burned. Thoughts?

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