Cheap Eats: Slow-Cooker Potato Soup

A slow-cooker is the BEST appliance for poor college students! You can make so many delicious dinners -- and so cheap! This recipe, for example, costs only $5.89 to feed EIGHT PEOPLE. Or one person for eight meals. You get the idea! 

Slow-Cooker Potato Soup
 
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes
 
Ingredients:
 
  5 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  2 onions, chopped
  4 cloves garlic, minced
3 (14-ounce) cans ready to serve chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (13-ounce) can evaporated milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 Tbsp. dried snipped chives
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
Preparation:

Combine prepared potatoes with onions, garlic, broth, salt, and pepper in 4-5 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low heat until potatoes are tender, 6-8 hours.
 
When potatoes are tender, coarsely mash with large spoon or potato masher.
 
Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine evaporated milk and 2 Tbsp. flour and mix well. Add to crockpot, stir well, and cook on high for 20-30 minutes to thicken.
 
Place sour cream in small bowl and mix with 1 Tbsp. flour; add some of the hot soup liquid; stir well with wire whisk to blend. Gently stir into crockpot along with remaining ingredients and cook on high for 20 minutes longer. Serves 8-10.
 
Thanks to About.com for the deliciousness ... good for your tummy and your wallet!
 
Stay awesome!
 
Janelle