Is there anything more comforting on a cold night than a hot bowl soup? Soups don’t need to break the bank, this is a healthy crockpot meal on a budget that both kids and adults love.
A good crock pot potato soup recipe, one without all the fat and calories of cream, is hard to come by. Until now.
Let’s talk healthy crock pot meals on a budget.
This potato soup is not only delicious, but it comes in well under $3.00 per serving, meeting the challenge of The Recipe Redux this month, Budget Eats:
How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.
Food is expensive, and with your kids growing taller everyday, your grocery bill keeps rising. Meals that don’t break the bank are important. Meals that are easy to get on the table, ones that your whole family enjoys, are even more important – because if they won’t eat it, it’s wasted dollars.
The following budget friendly meal is so easy you can’t mess up it up. 🙂 You can find the grocery list below to save you more time.This crock pot potato soup is inexpensive and so easy you can't mess up it up!Click To Tweet
The best part about this recipe, besides the flavor, its that this recipe takes very little time to prepare – just a little chopping. It is prefect for a night when you have to drive to sporting practices, or piano lessons, or scout meetings etc, etc, etc.
To save more time – leave the skin on the potatoes.
You can read more about my reasoning and why this is nutritionally superior in the post Crust Free Chicken Pot Pie.
An interesting fact about this soup is that is uses soy sauce, rather than salt, to season the soup. Check out why this is a useful substitution and how it saves sodium in the post Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo .
Requiring few ingredients, this recipe is simple to put together!
But from the looks of it, you’d never know! This recipe tastes amazing, and requires little effort to get dinner served.
Looking for more Inexpensive Crock Pot Recipes? Click below:
PRODUCE: 1 onion, 1.5 lbs red potatoes
DRY GOODS: 24 oz chicken broth, flour, 1 can corn, soy sauce
DAIRY: 8 oz 2% milk, butter
What’s your favorite healthy crockpot meals on a budget? Share below so others can get more ideas!
An inexpensive, simple, flavorful soup recipe that is quick to prepare and cooks all day in the slow cooker.
- 1.5 lbs red potatoes, washed and quartered
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp salted butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk (such as 2%)
- 15 oz can kernel corn
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (or salt to taste)
- Place potatoes, onion, and broth in crock pot
- Cook low 6-8 hours or high 2-4 hours
- After cooked, mash with potato masher or immersion blender
- To thicken, melt butter in medium sized sauté pan over medium heat
- Whisk flour into melted butter
- Slowly pour 2 cups pureed soup into flour mixture, whisking constantly, a little at a time
- Whisk thickened soup mixture back into remaining soup in crockpot
- Stir in corn and soy sauce
Optional: diced ham, seasoned pork sausage, or bacon bits
Topping Ideas: diced green onions, green chilis, shredded cheese, bacon bits, or sour cream
Serve with hot, crusty whole grain bread
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