Crock Pot Potato Soup

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As the weather starts getting chillier outside, it’s no surprise that the craving for something hot and comforting kicks in. We’re not talking about socks as that would be the most inappropriate context in Grandma’s kitchen. Try this delicious Crock Pot Potato Soup recipe that comes together in no time for busy weeknights. This potato recipe is also special because it has a touch of those wonderful creamy flavors from Parmesan cheese, roasted peppers, bacon and more cream o course. The soup has a delicious overall chicken flavor because the base begins with a healthy chicken broth. Just remember to use a broth that has minimal preservatives and sodium in it. A bowl of this tasty hot soup with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread or grilled meat on the side is all you will need to turn this into the ultimate comforting meal during cold winter nights. Healthy dinner recipes cooked from scratch at home always make you feel less guilty for all those times you have eaten out or resorted to convenient but not so healthy take-out food. Not only do they make for great family dinner ideas but also contain absolutely zero preservatives, unlike the store-bought soup that comes in a can. Since this wonderful potato soup recipe is healthy, it's a good idea to incorporate this recipe regularly in your family dinner ideas. You can also freeze a large portion of it just so that you have a healthy meal readily available whenever you are too busy to cook.

When you talk about comfort foods, you cannot miss potatoes. Potatoes are such a versatile vegetable when it comes to wholesome family meals. You can never run out of food ideas that include potatoes. There are so many potato recipe ideas and variations that one can never get bored. Did you know that potatoes are naturally fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free? Potato nutritional benefits come from potassium, iron and vitamin c present in it which are vital and essential nutrients for your body. Potatoes also have the right kind of carbohydrates your body needs. One serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of 120 calories. The potato nutritional benefits is a great reason to include potatoes in your diet more often.

You can modify the flavors in this soup recipe and add spices of your choice such as paprika, cumin powder, or even fresh garlic. You can even add chili flakes to make it mildly spicy. Make it healthier by adding greens like kale, spinach, or even arugula. If you don't like the idea of adding bacon bits, you can try adding Hickory liquid smoke instead for that smokey taste and aroma in this soup recipe. You can even add lean meats like ground turkey, or grilled chicken breast to make this recipe healthier. This recipe can also be made without any meat with as many veggies as you want. Try adding tofu or vegan sausages as they are flavorful and make a good meat substitute and mushrooms work just as good. You could also add a handful of beans like black or red kidney beans because of their high protein content and meaty texture.

If you like crock pot recipes, this potato soup is a great option to feed your entire family. Thank you to Bunny at Bunny's Warm Oven recipe blog for sharing this appetizing Crock Pot Potato Soup recipe with us. For more healthy dinner recipes, do check out Bunny’s blog where she shares many family dinner ideas. This potato soup recipe is refreshingly new and makes a comforting family meal.

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