Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
The bacon adds a smoky depth to the refreshing flavor of the carrots.
- 6 slices bacon
- 5 carrots, diced
- 4 potatoes, diced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 6 cups chicken broth
- sour cream (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients except the sour cream in the slow cooker.
- Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
- Transfer to a blender or food processor, and purée in batches until smooth.
- Return to the slow cooker, and cook for an additional 30 minutes on HIGH; serve with dollops of sour cream.
This was nice, however I did fry my bacon and added only some of the grease/drippings to the crock pot during cooking. After pureeing the soup, I added the bacon bits in. This method left the bacon bits crisper instead of soft-cooked, and avoided any issues with pureeing the bacon pieces.
The whole family loved this soup. Rather than thye crockpot, I did mine on the stove. I must admit I forgot to add the stock powder with the water so it could have done with a little more saltiness for my tastes but toddler DD & hubby didn't notice & devoured it anyway. With the stock powder added I know this would have been easily 5 stars. Thanks for posting this simple & hearty recipe!