Slow Cooker Chicken Minestrone Soup

Chicken Minestrone in the Slow Cooker


This soup is made for January.  It’s loaded with vegetables, chicken and beans.  It’s made from scratch.  And it cooks entirely in the slow cooker.  No pre-cooking meat required.

In fact, it fits in great with our Slow Cooker Soup Series from last year.

For a simple, complete meal add in cornbread or biscuits.  Or try these Rosemary Goat Cheese Muffins.

Here’s what you’ll need for the soup.   [Read more…]


Crawfish Chowder in the Slow Cooker

crawfish chowder in the slow cooker


This recipe come from an Eat at Home reader.  Lynn from This Day Has Great Potential emailed me to say she has a fantastic recipe for the Slow Cooker Soup series.

Lynn says this is the easiest kind of soup to make.  All of the ingredients go in the slow cooker and then you turn it on.  Can’t get easier than that!

I have never had crawfish before.  The soup calls for frozen crawfish tails.  Lynn says you can find them in the frozen section of most grocery stores.  She found hers at Save-A-Lot.  She explains, “ You do absolutely nothing to them.  I ran the frozen package under warm water enough to loosen them up to dump into my pot.  But really could have thrown them in as-is.  That’s why I thought I’d share with you.  It goes right along with the series you ran recently.  No preparation or cooking anything beforehand.”   [Read more…]


Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Veggie Soup


This is another recipe I created in order to have something to eat during my Whole30 in January.  I’m pretty sure that all these ingredients are approved on that plan.  (I’ll be sharing more details and resources about the Whole30 next week.)

For this soup, I changed up the All Veggie Vegetable Soup recipe.  I wanted it to cook in the slow cooker.  I also wanted it to have some meat.  I used the same method for cooking the chicken in the soup that I used in White Chicken Chili.  It worked great.  I used 4 chicken thighs, but next time I’ll add more meat to eat.

You can use all kinds of different vegetables in this soup.  Normally, potatoes would be my main veggie, but on the Whole 30 they don’t recommend white potatoes.  So I used a lot of parsnips instead.  I thought it was great and so did Jim, but some of the kids didn’t like it.  They said the parsnips aren’t like potatoes at all.  To me, they’re close enough.  I like the taste of them though.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]


Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Soup Series


Giveaway Closed!

It’s Slow Cooker Soup Friday again!  We’ve been featuring slow cooker soups that can be made entirely in the crockpot, with no pre-cooking meat required.  Throw it all in and turn it on!

And today is even better because I’ve got a $500 Cash Giveaway for you to enter!  Keep reading to get the details on that.   [Read more…]

Slow Cooker German Chowder

German Chowder


Today’s slow cooker soup recipe comes from my friend, Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.   I started to share her recipe for Crockpot Tomato Soup, but realized it didn’t match up with my “requirements” for this Slow Cooker Soup Series.

My self-imposed requirement is that the entire soup needs to be able to be made in the slow cooker.  No pre-cooking meat or sautéing onions allowed.

That has made it a lot harder to come up with recipes and to create them too.  But these are the absolute easiest recipes to make, so it’s worth the search.

I’ve wanted to try Lynn’s German Chowder for quite a while now.  It looks like the best kind of soup for winter days.  Hearty and warm.  Plus, it’s like a dressed up potato soup, which I love.

Click here to see Lynn’s German Chowder in the Slow Cooker recipe.

This recipe is part of our Slow Cooker Soup Recipe series.  New recipes will be shared every Friday, October through February. Subscribe to the email list and get them all!

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Slow Cooker Soup Series – Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Slow Cooker


The first several weeks of this series, I shared new soup recipes that I created.  You can see the first 3 recipes here.

This week, I tried to create a new soup for you.  I really wanted to make French Onion Soup entirely in the slow cooker.  I tried.  Unfortunately, it was just shy of a total fail.  We ate it.  It was okay.

But the onion smell.  Oh. My. Word.  The onions.

I didn’t think I would ever, ever stop smelling the onions.

Too much.  Just too, too much onion.

I’m thinking maybe French Onion Soup is something to be ordered from a restaurant.  At least that way you don’t have to smell the onions cooking all day.

I’m testing a new recipe in the slow cooker right now.  With any luck, I’ll be sharing Southwest Chicken Chowder with you next Friday.

But today, I have an oldie but a goodie.  We love this Chicken Enchilada Soup.  It gets made entirely in the slow cooker.  No pre-cooking of meat needed.  Assembly only cooking is my favorite!

You can find the recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup here.

This recipe is part of our Slow Cooker Soup Recipe series.  New recipes will be shared every Friday, October through February. Subscribe to the email list and get them all!

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