Sunday Around the Table: Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I have been so mentally worn out lately, I just wish I could crawl in a hole until Christmas... but I can't, so I'll grab another cup of coffee and push through. I was struggling to come up with a recipe for you this week. My brain has been so fried I couldn't even think of something I wanted to share. I took to my Facebook and asked some of my friends for their favorite recipes. A lot of them suggested crock pot recipes and then I remembered I wanted to share this soup with you. Loaded Potato soup is hands down my favorite soup, and it's perfect for this time of year. My crock pot is very underappreciated right now, and it's one of the easiest ways to make meals! I really should bust it out more frequently!

I found this recipe on Food.com but made a couple amendments. I decided to half this recipe because My husband and I cannot eat 6+ servings all by ourselves, or should I say, we shouldn't eat that much (the one below is the whole recipe by the way).

Let's Start...
6 large baking potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/2 -inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 quart chicken broth
3 garlic cloves, minced (or pressed)
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Add all the ingredients listed above into your crock pot and give them a light stir to combine. Turn your heat to high for 4 hours, or Low for 8 hours.

After your soup is finished cooking (the potatoes will be fork tender), mash the mixture until the potatoes are coarsely chopped (I actually used a hand mixer because I like my soup silky). As you mash the potatoes the soup with thicken.

Then add:
1 cup cream or 1 cup half-and-half cream
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I added double this amount)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Once the cream and cheese have fully blended, you are ready to serve. I chose to serve mine in a bread bowl and then topped it with bacon bits and more shredded cheese. You can add sour cream if you want, I opted not to.





This recipe was very good and made me want to curl up in front of a fire place (which we don't have). I think hot soups are the perfect meal for cold winter nights, and when you use the crock pot you don't have to babysit the stove for hours! I hope you enjoy!!



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