1/6/12

Potato Soup

I love to make a crockpot meal on a cold winter day, and there is something extra satisfying about a warm and creamy Potato Soup from a crockpot. I have adapted my recipe for Potato Soup from the Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook. This soup is comfort food at its best.









Potato Soup
6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 3/4 pounds)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup (4 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Toppings
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream, optional
Shredded cheddar cheese

Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper in a crockpot. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and mixture is slightly thickened; stir in half-and-half, cheese, and chives. Makes 12 cups. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with toppings as desired.





Start by peeling the potatoes and chopping the onion.

I weighed the potatoes after they were chopped so I would be sure that I had 3 3/4 pounds.

Combine the potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper in the crockpot. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, then slightly mash some of the potatoes to thicken the soup; add the half-and-half, cheese, and chives.








Top with sour cream, bacon, or cheddar cheese as desired. This Potato Soup is easy to make and so satisfying.





This recipe was shared with my friends at:
Saturday Dishes



23 comments:

  1. Im a sucker for potato soup and anything crock pot. This is a win! Very nice. :D

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  2. Oh my, Anita, that looks so wonderful! I love crock pot meals & definately love soup in the winter. Your fruit cookies look yummy. Congrats on your win...what a fun prize.

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  3. Anita,
    This looks like the perfect comfort food for a cold winter day ( like we are having). And to be able to make it so fast and easy in the crockpot makes it perfect. Happy New Year!

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  4. This looks so yummy, and I love that it is made in a crockpot! I am going to give this a try!

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  5. Potatoes are on my list when I go out this afternoon. You have me drooling!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  6. Oh this look wonderful. I will absolutley try this recipe. Thank you!

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  7. I was looking at this last night and thinking how I should not have been looking at food posts when I was hungry. I got a huge craving for potato soup, yet no way to make it because it was so late. Your picture looks yummy! Thank you sor sharing this at my party!

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  8. What a GREAT recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    Sheryl
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=21694

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  9. That looks devine! My husbands favorite. Come visit us. We have a terrific low fat crockpot chicken recipe this week to share with you!

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  10. Anita,
    My own mother wanted a recipe for potato soup and I didn't have a good recipe until now. Thanks for sharing. Pat

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  11. Hi Anita,
    There is really nothing more comforting than a great bowl of potato soup. Your recipe looks delicious and very cozy. Thank you so much for sharing on our 1st Anniversary Party for Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. This looks wonderful! We're featuring it at our Seasonal Inspiration party. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hi Anita! I'm happy to say you've been featured again....I just posted the Your Cozy Home party features. Guess who's potato soup is there? :) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  14. I love potato soup but have not made it, in the crockpot. I am not sure why but you have inspired me to do just that. Beautiful soup and I appreciate your linking it to my soup linky, last week.

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  15. Hi! I'm featuring this at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party!! Come on over and grab a featured button. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com

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  16. Sounds easy and yummy - just my kind of recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to pin it so that I can try it next week.

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  17. This was delicious! And so easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Yummy! I am always looking for new blogs with easy recipe ideas to follow and I just stumbled upon yours while sipping on my Sunday morning coffee! I cook meals (mostly breakfast, but dinner too) for the South Charlotte CMPD every other Saturday, and I'm always racking my little brain trying to think of new ideas. These hungry officers will need a little more than soup to fill their hungry appetites, but I'm sure I'll find just the right thing on your blog. Thanks!

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  19. Looks so good, I Looooooove potato soup

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  20. Thanks for linking up this really delicious potato soup at Saturday Dishes "CROCK-POT" blog hop.
    I pinned it.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2014/02/07/saturday-dishes-crock-pot-hop/

    #slowcookerrecipe #crockpotrecipes

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  21. Being an Idaho girl, I love potato soup. It's such great comfort food. I hadn't ever used half & half in it. I bet that gives it a creaminess to it. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

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