Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup


Posted: September 26

Time: 8 hours and 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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This delicious soup is easy to make (hello, slow cooker!) and is filled with flavor. Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup is a "keeper" according to many and makes a great weeknight meal. This recipe takes 30 minutes to prep, cooks all day, and serves 12.


Ingredients

• 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 cups) • 1 medium onion, finely chopped • 5 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth • 1 garlic clove, minced • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened and cubed • 1 cup half-and-half cream • 1/4 cup butter, cubed • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese • 1/4 cup minced chives

Directions

Step 1

Place potatoes and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add broth, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.

Step 2

Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in cream cheese, cream, and butter. Cook, covered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through.

Step 3

Just before serving, whisk soup to combine. Top servings with bacon, cheese, and chives.


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