Crockpot Potato Soup

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Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

This recipe is a mash-up of one making the rounds on Facebook whose creator seems to be lost in the Sands of Data. (If anyone knows, please post it in the comments and I'll give credit where it's due.) I made it as written last winter, but it was just too thick for me, and I don't say that easily. I love thick soups! So I'll post the original recipe and suggest my modifications. Play around with this recipe, too, and mash-up a new family favorite. =^..^=

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Serves:
6-8, depending on serving size
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • ORIGINAL RECIPE:

  • 30 oz
    bag of plain hash brown cubes
  • 32 oz
    box of chicken broth
  • 1 can(s)
    (reg. size) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 3 oz
    pouch of real bacon bits
  • some
    salt & pepper, optional
  • 8 oz
    block of cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 oz
    (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS OR OPTIONS:

  • *USING PLAIN SHREDDED HASH BROWNS INSTEAD OF POTATO CUBES

  • *SKIPPING THE BACON BITS IN FAVOR OF CRUMBLED CRISP BACON

  • *USE SMALL CHUNKS OF DICED HAM INSTEAD OF BACON

  • *ADDING SOME FINELY MINCED ONION AND/OR CELERY AT THE BEGINNING OF COOKING OR SAUTE THEM LIGHTLY BEFORE ADDING TO THE CROCKPOT

  • *CUTTING THE AMOUNT OF CREAM CHEESE ADDED TO 1/2 BLOCK

  • *ADDING 1/2 CUP OF SHREDDED CHEDDAR WHEN ADDING THE CREAM CHEESE

  • *MORE CHEESE

  • ADDING SOME COOKED BROCCOLI, CORN, OR OTHER VEGGIES JUST IN TIME TO HEAT UP BEFORE SERVING

How to Make Crockpot Potato Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. ORIGINAL RECIPE DIRECTIONS:
  2. Add potatoes, broth, soup, and 1/2 of the bacon bits to the crockpot. Sprinkle salt & pepper, if desired. Cook on LOW for about 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  3. ONE HOUR BEFORE IT IS DONE, add the block of cream cheese. Stir occasionally.
  4. Top bowls of potato soup with cheese and additional bacon bits.
  5. **If cooking on HIGH, soup will be done in about 4 hours, so add the cream cheese after about 3 hours.

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About Crockpot Potato Soup

Course/Dish: Potatoes Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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