Nebraska Weather! We have had 90 degree weather, torrential rains and as I write this, we may see snow. With the snow in the air, it is a perfect time to pull out the slow cooker and fill it with my favorite soup, Baked Potato Soup! I am not the cook who uses a lot of cans, I like to keep it homey and use things such as a white sauce in place of the cream of soup a typical recipe calls for. Let’s get started!

Ranae's Slow Cook Baked Potato Soup
Serves 6
Delicious Baked Potato Soup like Grandma Makes
  1. 4 to 5 medium sized potatoes, scrubbed and diced into 1/4 inch pieces ( you do not have to peel potatoes unless you would like to)
  2. 3 carrots
  3. 1 medium chopped onion
  4. 3 T butter or margarine
  5. 3 T all-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 c. lowfat milk or evaporated skim milk
  7. 4 c. chicken broth ( you may use chicken boullion or chicken base)
  8. 2 c. water
  9. 1 T parsley flakes, dried or fresh (optional)
  1. 1. Spray inside of slow cook pan lightly with spay oil.
  2. 2. Place cubed potatoes and sliced carrots in slow cooker.
  3. 3. Melt butter or margarine in medium size sauce pan. Add onions and saute until transclucent in color.
  4. 4. Make a white sauce by whisking in flour to the butter and onions. Brown this mixture for 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add the milk into this mixture. Keep stirring until this is thickened.
  5. 5. Pour white sauce over vegetables in slow cooker. Carefully add the chicken broth and water.
  6. 6. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 6-7 hours until potatoes carrots are fork tender. You may add more liquid, either milk or water if it is too thick. Season with pepper and salt to your liking.
  1. Note: If you do not have time to make a white sauce, add your favorite can of creamed soup and add a cup of milk with it. Also, if you like cheese, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mild cheddar right before serving. You may also garnish with turkey bacon and low-fat/non-fat sour cream.
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Ranae Aspen

Ranae Aspen lives in the middle of Nebraska in the heartland of America. She shares her home with her husband Dan, and teens Daniel and Leslie. Sunset Acreage is home to fruit trees, chickens, cats and rescue dog Sampson. Ranae is passionate about sustainable living and sharing her life’s journey to help others thrive in this crazy thing called life. She loves writing!  You can connect on Facebook at  You can also find her blog all about Sunset living at .