Slow Cooker Soups are just what you need this fall to get dinner on the table easily. I love being able to throw everything into one pot, give it a stir, and enjoy the results. It's not just a time-saver, it's a stress-saver! There's often leftovers for lunches or even to freeze for another dinner later in the month.
Baked Potato Soup
This easy recipe from Today's Mama calls for sauteeing the onions ahead of time to soften them, but I might give it a try without since I hate pre-cooking when I use my slow cooker. It can be made vegetarian by substituting the chicken broth for vegetable broth, and skip the bacon topper.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is one of our family favorites here at MoneywiseMoms. It's got a low spice level for my kids, but you can add crushed red pepper flakes, Tabasco, or hot sauce if you'd like to rev it up. We add sour cream and crushed tortilla chips to the top for garnish.
Taste of Tuscany Soup
With the tastes of sausage, beans and tomato, this soup from Yummy Mummy Club is hearty and filling. Garnish with fresh baby spinach for a little texture. So many healthy ingredients!
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Dress up the usual chicken noodle soup by adding some cream cheese for a creamy, delicious broth. All but the noodles go in the slow cooker in the morning; add the dry noodles about a half hour before serving. Find the recipe at Better Homes & Gardens.
Sausage and Lentil Soup
This hearty soup combines chicken sausage, zucchini, tomatoes and lentils. While my recipe has instructions for stove-top cooking, you can easily throw it all into a slow cooker for the day.
If you've never tried cooking soups from scratch, challenge yourself this fall to give it a try. It's not as hard as you think, and the flavors are tastier than canned. You're also eating healthier.
What are your favorite Slow Cooker Soups?