Sunday, August 19, 2012

loaded baked potato soup crock pot style!

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I love a good baked potato soup Its been a favorite of mine for years I have tried many recipes and love things about all of them took the things I loved and came up with my own recipe that I have been using for over 20 years.
The other day I was thinking I would really love to make baked potato soup in the crock pot.
I have seen many crackpot recipes that use hash browns or frozen potatoes and caned creamed soups none of those appeal to me other than the use of a crock pot.
I decided to try it on my own with my baked potato soup recipe I have tweaked and perfected over the years.
I tried it and love it!


6 large baking potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 quart chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, minced (or pressed) You can also use garlic from a jar if you are in a pinch
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cream or half-and-half cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese ( I also like to use Colby Jack)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 cup sour cream 
8 slices bacon, fried & crumbled
cheese, for sprinkling


Combine first seven ingredients in a large crockpot; cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours (potato should be tender).
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Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soupy is slightly thickened. Stir in cream, cheese and chives.

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Top with sour cream,sprinkle with bacon and more cheese.

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Then enjoy we sure did!

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