8 Crockpot Potato Soup Recipes That Make Cooking Dinner Suspiciously Easy

Crockpots are beloved for one reason, and one reason only: convenience. Throw a few ingredients in, let them slowly simmer, and in a few hours, you'll have a mouthwatering meal. Other than a microwave, that's about as easy as it gets in the kitchen. So it makes sense that potatoes are often used in crockpot recipes because they're just as easy to use. Let's focus on soups to prove our point.

Peeled or unpeeled, quartered or sliced, potatoes are a vegetable that can give soups the texture, richness, and weight it needs to be the type of hearty meal we expect from such a title. And when you pair that with a crockpot, then you have a match made in weeknight dinner heaven.

We collected 8 crockpot potato soup recipes to try, from a simple namesake rendition topped with bacon and cheese, to another made with Fuji apples and almond butter, to yet one more mixed with carrots and a bottle of pale ale. They may not all make potatoes the star of the dish, but they do prove how necessary this vegetable can be in creating a well-rounded soup. Read on for the recipes, and see how convenient crockpot potato soups can be.