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Skinny Slow Cooker Potato Soup

This skinny potato soup is made entirely in the slow cooker and tastes just like a loaded up baked potato, yet is lightened up and just 303 calories per serving!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices cooked turkey bacon, diced or crumbled
  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 12 oz low fat evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black or white pepper
  • pinch ground celery seed
  • sliced chives or green onions, for garnish
  • additional shredded cheese, for garnish
  • additional bacon, for garnish

Instructions

  • To a 4 quart or larger slow cooker, add bacon, potatoes, onion and chicken stock and stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours, until potatoes are very tender.
  • Combine evaporated milk and cornstarch, whisking to combine until no lumps remain. The last 30 minutes of cooking, add cream cheese, cornstarch/milk mixture, shredded cheddar, salt, pepper and celery seed. Stir to combine, cover and continue cooking 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid and mash about half of the potatoes with a potato masher to thicken the soup up even more.
  • Serve garnished with any of the toppings. Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days.