31 posts categorized "Slow cooker (crockpot) soups"

July 25, 2012

Slow cooker simple French onion soup, from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Slow cooker simple French onion soup, from 365 Days of Slow Cooking (on Soup Chick).

The first time I ordered French onion soup, I was ten years old. My parents took me to a French creperie in New York City after a concert at Lincoln Center. I felt so grown up, dressed in one of my favorite outfits, trying hard to act like the teenager I wanted to be. I ordered the soup because it had the word French in its name, and when it arrived, with its cheesy crouton floating on top, I thought I'd gone to heaven. French onion soup still makes me feel all grown up. I can't wait to try this simple French onion soup from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.

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July 5, 2012

Slow cooker salsa chicken and black bean soup recipe, from A Year of Slow Cooking

Salsa chicken and black bean soup, from A Year of Slow Cooking.

This slow cooker salsa chicken and black bean soup starts with dry black beans, and cooks for "a crazy long time" according to Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking. Perfect if you're going to be out all day, this soup has become a new family favorite in her house, and I'm sure the classic combination of black beans, salsa and chicken will be a favorite with your family, too. The recipe calls for store-bought salsa; you can substitute your own homemade, or stick with store-bought, in mild or super-spicy.

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June 22, 2012

Slow Cooker Soup: Baked potato soup, from Mama Loves Food!

Baked potato soup from Mama Loves Food! made in the slow cooker.

When I saw this recipe for slow cooker baked potato soup topped with bacon and cheese -- and no cream -- I did a happy dance in my kitchen. Low-fat cream cheese helps to thicken the soup. The recipe calls for five pounds of potatoes, which makes a lot of soup, so invite friends for dinner. You won't even have to cook all day; the slow cooker does the work.

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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