Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup

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Slow Cooker Cream of Potato Soup

Recipe type: Yield: 4 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


This healthy spin on the classic favorite is healthy and low in fat and calories, while still having that delicious thick and creamy quality.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup white onion (diced)1 clove garlic (minced)2 cups red potato (cubed, with peeling, scrubbed and rinsed)2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk (plus 2 tablespoons)2 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (snipped, optional 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)salt (to taste)1/4 teaspoon black pepper (use more if desired)1/4 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional, use if you like some heat in your soup)2 tablespoons corn starch

Directions:

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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 sauce to continue cooking until thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. 3. Recommend using 4-6 quart slow cooker.

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