Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Soup

My sister-in-law gave me the idea for Chicken Alfredo Soup.  She said she’d eaten it before and it was good, but not as Alfredo-y as she wished.  The recipe she’d seen used a jar of Alfredo sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo SoupI decided to make a homemade version that didn’t use the jar of sauce.  This soup has chicken, penne pasta, and lots of Parmesan.  It’s a delicious take on classic chicken and noodle soup.

But it isn’t as Alfredo-y as you’d imagine the soup to be.  I think that may be an impossible thing to ask of a soup, because if you thicken it and make it just like the sauce, then you don’t have soup any more.  You’ve got sauce.

I almost named it something different, like Chicken Parmesan Soup, but that’s a different dish and I already have a Chicken Parmesan Soup.  So despite the fact that the name might be a little misleading, I’m keeping it.

And this soup is definitely worth making.  It’s warm, comforting and creamy.  And there’s no pre-cooking needed.  Everything goes into the slow cooker, although the milk and pasta get held out to near the end of the cooking time.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:  

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Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Soup

Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients
  • 1.5 - 2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 boxes (32 oz each) chicken broth
  • 5 oz Parmesan, shredded or shaved
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 6-8 oz small penne pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place chicken, onion, garlic, broth and Parmesan in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
  3. When you're ready to add it, whisk or use a blender to combine the flour and milk.
  4. 20 minutes before serving, stir in flour/milk and pasta.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
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Comments

  1. What a great idea to make a soup like this! It sounds delicious and love that it is in the slow cooker!

  2. Do you mix the flour into the milk before adding to the slow cooker? There are no directions where to add the flour. Thank you.

  3. Yummy! I might have to try it this weekend!

  4. Thanks Tiffany! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. Pasta cooked before adding?

  6. Lee Ann says:

    Cooking in the crockpot for tonight’s dinner! “DH” (Darling Hubby) reports that the house smells delicious, so looking forward to this recipe. I may puree the onions, as I like the flavor, but not a big fan of eating them. I find it also helps to thicken soups and recipes too, so its a double bonus. Great flavor and hearty! Looking forward to dinner tonight! Thanks so much for sharing!

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