My Pinterest is seriously the best place to find easy recipes…especially when having a busy schedule and craving a home cooked meal.
I found an Easy Crockpot Potato Soup from Simply Made With Love. With the rainy fall weather here in TX, my husband and I start craving hearty soups. They’re easy, filling, and tasty. This recipe in particular has a small ingredient list and several of the items you probably have in your pantry and fridge regardless. The only ingredient not typically on my grocery list was the bacon bits. I debated whether I wanted to cook actual bacon and crumble it, but with limited time, who wants to do that?! Above you see the majority of the ingredients I used. Total cost about $10.
Here’s my experience:
Time to cook all the ingredients: Everything is literally thrown in the crockpot for about 7 hours, with the exception of half the bacon bits and 1 block of cream cheese. Once the potatoes were soft, I cubed the cream cheese, stirred it in, and cooked the soup for about another hour. I did find the cream cheese took FOREVER to start melting. And the soup had a slightly bitter taste because of it. Next time, I will either let the cream cheese get to room temperature before adding or use a heavy cream. I spent the most time just stirring and breaking apart the cream cheese in this recipe. Of course when ready to plate, I loaded on the cheddar cheese and remaining bacon bits on top! You’re not from the Midwest if you don’t do that. Kidding. Actually, no, seriously.
Time to devour my bowl: Well, after I went for my second bowl, I had to tell myself to stop. Ya get the idea, right? So tasty and filling.
Overall, Simply Made With Love created a super easy and afforable meal that is great for cooler weather and that hearty craving. This will be on repeat in our home this season!