365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker (crock pot) Pepper Jack Potato Soup
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Recipe for Slow Cooker (crock pot) Pepper Jack Potato Soup

Recipe for crock pot Pepper Jack Potato Soup #crockpot #soup #easydinner

Makes 6-8 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  5 quart

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup shredded carrot
2 1/2 cups cubed russet potatoes (if you want it really potato-y then put in 3-4 cups)
1/2 cup real bacon bits, divided
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
4 tsp chicken bouillon granules or 2 tsp shirley j chicken bouillon
4 cups water (or if you prefer, use 4 cups chicken broth instead of water and bouillon)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/3 cup sifted flour
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk, warmed
8 oz grated pepper Jack cheese, divided
2 Tbsp cornstarch + 2 Tbsp water
Salt and pepper, to taste

1.  In a skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil.  Saute the onion and garlic until softened. (if you'd rather add the onion, garlic and oil to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 4-5 minutes, stirring every minute). Add to the slow cooker.
2.  Add in carrot, potatoes, 1/4 cup bacon, bouillon, water, pepper, thyme and flour.  Stir a bit, until flour is dissolved and cover.
3.  Cook on LOW for about 6-8 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
4.  Remove lid and stir in diced peppers, evaporated milk and 4 oz of the cheese.  If the soup needs to be thickened, stir the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until smooth and then add to the slow cooker.  Cook on HIGH until the soup is thickness desired and peppers are cooked through. (about 20-30 minutes).
5.  Salt and pepper to taste and serve with remaining cheese and bacon sprinkled on top.

Slow Cooker Recipe for Pepper Jack Potato Soup

Another delicious potato soup similar to this one and this one.  But different because it has the yummy peppers and pepper Jack cheese to give it some added flavor.  I loved this soup and so did my family.  I'll make it again, for sure!  4 stars.


  1. This sounds absolutely fabulous - and perfect for my family, as we like a little heat in our meals :)

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  2. I threw it into the stovetop at the very end to hurry it up and it turned out perfectly. It got a thumb's up from the whole family! Thanks!

  3. Anonymous23/1/13 21:17

    This is 5 stars! Boyfriend just said,"this is your best soup to date". I used habaneros and spicy turkey sausage because we are obsessed with spicy foods. Other than that I followed the recipe! Amazing.

  4. Thanks Anonymous!!!!! So happy you enjoyed it :)

  5. Anonymous30/3/13 18:31

    Any tips on how I can keep the cheese from curdling?

  6. sorry that it curdled! I am not sure. Usually adding it at the end works for me. Warm the evap milk too.