Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Noodle Soup – The BEST chicken noodle soup recipe ever! Made with ranch seasonings, this crock pot soup is filled with so much flavor!
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Noodle Soup
For years, one of the go-to recipes at every family event has been crack dip, a delicious dip made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, and of course, a ranch seasoning packet. After seeing recipes for crack white chicken chili or crack chicken pasta floating around, I started to wonder if I could combine those same flavors with another dish – chicken noodle soup. It sounded like a great combination and I turned out to be right – this soup is AMAZING!
Now this recipe has all of the classic chicken noodle ingredients – chicken, carrots, celery, onions, noodles, etc but with the addition of heavy whipping cream, a ranch seasoning packet, white cheddar cheese, spinach, bacon, and some cream cheese. These help make it a creamy soup with so much flavor that the whole family will love. I like to serve this soup topped with some chopped bacon on top and some fresh herbs but those are both totally optional.
Common Questions About Making Crack Chicken Noodle Soup
What is crack chicken noodle soup?
Crack chicken noodle soup is a spin on chicken noodle soup with the addition of a ranch seasoning packet, cream cheese, spinach, white cheddar cheese, bacon, and heavy whipping cream. The “crack” part of the soup is comes from the common addition of that word to refer to recipes that incorporate ranch seasoning flavors into a recipe. It is a creamier version of normal chicken noodle soup.
Can I make homemade ranch?
Yes! Substitute in 1 tablespoon of each of the following – fresh dill, chives, and parsley along with substituting in buttermilk for the heavy whipping cream.
What makes it creamy?
Heavy whipping cream and cream cheese are the main things that makes this soup creamy.
How do I reheat crack chicken noodle soup?
Reheating crack chicken noodle soup is best over the stove top in a saucepan over medium heat.
What size crock pot do I need?
I like to use a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe so that there is extra room.
What type of noodles should I use?
Any noodles will work! I used egg noodles but tortellini, rotini, penne, spaghetti, etc will all work great too!
Can I use vegetable broth?
Of course! You can use homemade vegetable or chicken broth or store bought vegetable or chicken broth. Whatever you have time for/have on hand.
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- Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
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