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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

on November 17, 2013

Slow cooker + potatoes = easy and yummy. My kind of cooking!

I know there are a bunch of potato soup recipes out there but this one really caught my eye. Not just because I can toss everything into the crock pot and be done with dinner (well, almost for this one), but because the ingredients looked so interesting. This is made with cream cheese, one of my favorite 4 food groups (yes, cream cheese gets its own food group in this house…along with the other three; pizza, roasted broccoli, and ice-cream).

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

potato soupIngredients:

  • 2 lbs. Potatoes, peeled and medium diced
  • 1 medium Onion, small dice
  • 1 Tbs. minced Garlic
  • 2-14.5 oz. cans Vegetable Broth (or chicken, if you prefer)
  • 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. dried Parsley
  • Dash of Hot Sauce or Tabasco (optional)
  • 4 drops Liquid Smoke (optional)
  • 1 block (8 oz) of Cream Cheese
  • Optional Toppings: sour cream, grated cheese, green onion, crumbled bacon, or anything else you’d normally put on a baked potato (not sure chili would work, but I’d give it a shot…).

Directions:

  1. To the slow cooker add; peeled and diced potatoes, onion, garlic, black pepper, parsley, Tabasco, Liquid Smoke, and veggie broth.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or until the potatoes are tender/done.
  3. Take out half this mixture and blend it with the cream cheese (either a blender or food processor — you want this to be fairly smooth).
  4. Add it back to the slow cooker and mix well.
  5. Season the soup with additional pepper and, if needed, salt.
  6. Serve hot with desired toppings (shown here is sour cream, cheddar, bacon bits, & green onions…oh, yum).

* Recipe adapted from The Magical Slow Cooker (thank you!).

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6 responses to “Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

  1. This looks DELICIOUS!! Will definitely be trying!!!

  2. Awesome…I love leftovers…means I get a night off from dinner prep!

    klm

    http://www.foggydaydreams.wordpress.com

  3. Erica says:

    Reblogged this on Mission Nutrition and commented:
    I have to try this….it just needs some extra protein. I LOVE potato soup and would love to learn how to make it. Enjoy!

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