Slow cooker potato and bacon soup

    7 hours

    This is a hearty and well flavoured potato soup. Bacon is slowly cooked with potatoes in a creamy soup base. Enjoy with a crusty bread roll. It's perfect for the cold winter months.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1.25cm pieces
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 600ml concentrated chicken stock
    • 475ml water
    • 5 large potatoes, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 60g plain flour
    • 475ml single cream
    • 350ml evaporated milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6hr30min  ›  Ready in:7hr 

    1. Place bacon and onion in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat until bacon is evenly brown and onions are soft. Drain off excess fat.
    2. Transfer the bacon and onion to a slow cooker and stir in chicken stock, water, potatoes, salt, dill and white pepper. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and single cream. Stir into the soup along with the evaporated milk. Cover and cook another 30 minutes before serving.

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    Great recipe, so quick and easy, tasty and cheap! Did everything the night before and kept in my slow cooker pot until morning. I've never done potatoes in my slow cooker so for me the potatoes will a bit too al dente (i like them mushy soft in soup) so next time i would cut them quite small. I also feel like maybe a half teaspoon of lemon juice at the end would be good just to cut through the richness of the cream and evaporated milk. And a pinch of dried chilli flakes, little enough that it won't make it taste of chilli but just enough to bring the flavours out.  -  24 Oct 2014


    Very rich but extremely tasty. I used gammon steaks cut into chunks instead of bacon. I will do this recipe again but i might add some sweet corn next time  -  12 Nov 2013


    this was delicious but it is very rich and heavy so 1 bowl was enough for everyone. Leftovers went nicely over chicken breasts as well.  -  23 Jan 2013