Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Potato Soup

     With winter around the corner, the slow cookers are seeing regular use. One of our standards is a soup for the week, the heartier, the better. We found this recipe in a cookbook we keep forgetting we own: Fix It and Forget It Lightly. This book is a treasure trove of healthier options for the slow cooker. We went with the Cream Cheese Potato Soup. It is a rich and satisfying soup, and with the substitution of neufchatel for cream cheese, fairly low in fat. As always, changes and notes are in blue.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Potato Soup
via Fix It and Forget It Lightly
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 5 medium-sized potatoes, diced fine
  • 8 ounce package fat free cream cheese, cubed (as always, we used Neufchatel)
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon Old Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle from The Spice House
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker
  2. Cover. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are as soft as you like them.
  3. Turn to low until ready to serve (We turned ours to warm. YEAH! WHAT NOW?)
Good times!

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