Cheesy Potato Soup - 5 Ingredient Crockpot Soup Recipe

We are stuck in a never ending winter here in New England! Record snow and record cold temperatures have me constantly craving warm, hearty meals. And what's heartier than a good potato and cheese soup?! And since it's always fun to have a reason to use the crockpot, I whipped up this easy, five ingredient recipe using mine!

Cheesy Potato Crockpot Soup

What You'll Need:
1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth (4 cups)
1 1/2 cups chopped onions (about 1 large onion)
5 cups diced peeled potatoes (I used about 6 russet potatoes)
12 slices of yellow American cheese (8 oz)
3 tablespoons cornstarch

optional toppings: scallions and crumbled bacon bits 

How You'll Do It:

1. Place 1/4 cup broth in separate container and refrigerate. In crockpot, mix chopped onions, diced potatoes and remaining broth.

2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.*

3. Increase heat to high. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and reserved broth until smooth. Add to cooker, stir. Cover, heat to simmering and cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until thickened.

4. Break sliced cheese into pieces and stir in  crockpot until well melted.

5. If desired, top with bacon bits and/or scallions - Enjoy!

*if you are looking for faster results, I'm sure this recipe would be just fine cooking at a higher temperature for a shorter amount of time. But since I only made it the painfully slow way, you'll have to play around with the timing yourself! But if you do, I'd love to hear how it goes!