Take all ingredients, except for the heavy cream, butter and garnish, and throw in the slow cooker. The chicken broth should be enough to cover all of the other ingredients. If not, add a little more until everything is submerged.
*NOTE: Be sure to set aside a few bacon crumbles if you want to use some as garnish.
Set it, and FORGET IT! Cook on low for 8 hours. Go ahead, get some sleep! When it’s done, take half of the soup mixture and pulse in a blender. Put it back into the slow cooker, add the butter and heavy cream, and mix thoroughly. Cook on the low setting for 1 more hour. That’s it!