Hash Brown Potato Soup (Crock Pot)

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Ingredients

1 32 oz. bag of orida hash browns
1 32 oz. chicken broth
2 clove garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
2 Tbsp onion flakes (or 1 tsp. onion powder)
1 tsp beef bouillon granuiles
2 c shredded super sharp cheese (not low fat)
1 1/2 c half and half or heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp flour (level - not heaped)
bacon, cheese or sour cream for topping

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Diane Springs Recipe
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Jefferson City, MO (pop. 43,079)
DianeSprings
Member Since Jun 2010
Diane's notes for this recipe:
I've always prepared potato soup the hard way and it took forever to make - but it was darn good when it was done. HOWEVER, I found this recipe on PINTEREST and it is delicious and so very easy! So, I'm tossing the old recipe and using this new one.

I bet if you try it, you'll use it all the time, too!! :)
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Directions

1
Turn crockpot on high. Put your hash browns (southern style, not the shredded style) in first. Sprinkle garlic and onion powder and beef bouillon granules on top. Pour chicken broth on it. Stir. Pour cheese on top of it and DO NOT STIR!

If you turn your crockpot on at noon, your soup will be ready to thicken at 5PM!
2
After at least 5 hours of cooking on HIGH (that's counted as soon as you turn on your crockpot because it takes a little while to get hot), you'll need to thicken your soup. To do that......

Mix Half and Half with the flour and blend well - I use a shaker so it's really mixed good. Pour into your soup mixture and stir together easily - you don't want to smash all your cubes of potatoes.

Take the "crock" out of the "pot" and salt and pepper to taste. I never have to salt it if I use bouillon.

Be careful that it doesn't burn after you've added your cream mixture.
3
When you're ready to serve, garnish with bacon, cheese and sour cream, if desired.

I did not want to garnish it, but I did want the taste of bacon in this soup, so I used a teaspoon of TASTEFULLY SIMPLE's BACON BACON and it was heavenly.
4
I serve with hot corn bread and sweet iced tea. Garlic bread would be nice, too.

I'm not kidding here, this soup is to die for and SO easy!
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user Barbara Birban nabrib - Apr 21, 2012
what a great recipe. cannot wait to tr
y!!!
user Bernice Mosteller candychristmas - Apr 21, 2012
Diane, This sounds absolutely amazing. I will definitely try asap. Thanks for sharing the recipes. GOD bless.
user Jackie O'Dell Cook42Kids - Apr 22, 2012
Diane - this sounds so good! Love that the recipe is for the crockpot. I cannot wait to try this recipe!!
user Diane Springs DianeSprings - May 5, 2012
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo

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