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Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Ham Soup

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane Roark @Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 7 large raw potatoes cubed (you can peel them or wash them well and leave the peeling on)
  • 2 medium onions chopped very fine (I chop mine in my mini food processor)
  • 1 pound ground sausage browned
  • 1 pound ham chopped into small pieces (I use Petit Jean Hickory Smoked Ham)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon season salt may need more
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups Sharp Shredded cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Wash the potatoes and leave the skins on OR peel the potatoes.
  • Cut the potatoes into small cubes and toss them into the slow cooker.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker, except the cheese, flour and half & half.
  • After a couple of hours of cooking, take a cup of liquid out of the soup and add 1/4 cup of flour to it.
  • Whisk it vigorously until smooth.
  • Stir it back into the soup.
  • Cover and cook on high 3 hours or low 5 hours.
  • Add the heavy cream and cheese for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Notes

Use a large dutch oven if you do not have a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker.  Depending on the size of your potatoes, it will fill up a slow cooker.