Slow Cooker Broccoli Spinach and Potato Soup

Easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup. A perfect dinner any day of the week and a fun addition to St. Patrick’s Day plans!

Easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Normally I share add-ons, sauces etc prior to a recipe but I couldn’t wait to share this fun soup! So, the super delicious homemade croutons will be coming later. Keep an eye out for those, because you’ll definitely want them for all of your creamy soups and salads… or snacking!

Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner… GREEN SOUP! Seriously good green soup… made even easier in the slow cooker! Toss everything in first thing in the morning and come back to a flavorful dinner! Practically no fuss!

Super easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup. This simple, yet flavorful soup is perfect dinner any day of the week and a fun addition to all of your St. Patrick’s day plans, adding a fun pop of color to the festivities!

Be sure to add this creamy broccoli, spinach and potato soup to your dinner plans!

Easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours and 45 minutes

Slow Cooker Broccoli Spinach and Potato Soup

Easy creamy slow cooker broccoli, spinach and potato soup. A perfect dinner any day of the week and a fun addition to St. Patrick's Day plans!

Ingredients:

  • 1C russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2C broccoli florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 1/2C chicken broth*
  • 5oz baby spinach
  • Sour cream, optional
  • Garlic and herb croutons, optional

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add potatoes, onion, broccoli, garlic, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours. 
  2. When the initial cook time is up, stir in baby spinach and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. 
  3. Blend soup mixture in batches or use an immersion blender. Puree until smooth. 
  4. Serve warm with optional sour cream swirls and croutons. 
  5. Soup may be stored in the refrigerator or frozen for later. 

*Vegetable broth may be substituted for chicken broth.

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16 Responses to “Slow Cooker Broccoli Spinach and Potato Soup”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 16, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I LOVE broccoli soup..and I LOVE potato soup..but I’ve never had them together! His combo sounds awesome and the slow cooker is even better!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:22 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Tom @ Raise Your Garden — March 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I love eating green food, especially on St. Paddy’s Day. No MC D’s Shamrock Shake for me this year! I’m doing green the right way. And you reminded me that i need to buy Lucky Charms for my girlies for tomorrow. I know, embarrassing.

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      No judging… Lucky Charms are a must this time of year ;)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — March 16, 2016 at 10:08 am

    You have no idea how excited I was to see the gingerbread house! I know…I’m a little weird. I love it and am seriously considering buying a kit to make an Easter one! This soup is perfect for St. Patty’s Day, love that shade of green!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      You absolutely have to do an Easter one now! :)

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets — March 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love, love, love topping soup with croutons! I always have to make extra croutons because I eat half the batch before the soup is even finished. Ha! Beautiful photos!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      They’re such a fun addition to soup! And thank you!

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    Sylvie — March 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I’m always up for soup, especially ones you can make in the slow cooker!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

      Thanks Sylvie!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — March 22, 2016 at 7:18 am

    That soup looks so creamy — and I love that it doesn’t have cream in it. Yum.

    • Rachel — March 22nd, 2016 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Sarah! No cream needed at all. A big bonus to keeping this one super healthy. :)

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    Lorr — April 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Could this soup be made on the stovetop? If so, what kind of cooking time would work? In a hurry to eat it – can’t wait for slow cooking (haha)!

    • Rachel — May 2nd, 2016 @ 7:28 am

      You likely could, but this was written for the slow cooker, so I don’t have directions for another method to offer to you.

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    Anna — November 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Just curious, what’s the reasoning behind putting the spinach in just at the end vs at the beginning? Is it just too spinachy otherwise?

    I always forget about adding those ingredients at the end that don’t go in with everything else, so I figured I’d ask.

    • Rachel — November 15th, 2016 @ 6:56 am

      The same process is used for stovetop soups as well when incorporating spinach. It only needs a short time to cook, which is why it’s always added at the very end of the cook cycle. Enjoy! :)

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