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
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.
Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in cream cheese, cream, and butter. Cook, covered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Just before serving, whisk soup to combine. Top servings with bacon, cheese, and chives.
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