Cream cheese added in at the end makes this Slow Cooker Potato Soup super creamy and super decadent!
Photos Updated November 2015
Originally posted August 26, 2011 – Since it is now officially fall, it’s time to break out the soups, right? I rephotographed this Slow Cooker Potato Soup awhile back, but it is one of my favorite slow cooker soups so I thought I’d bring it back to the front. And even though it doesn’t feel like fall outside yet, I’m craving some warm and comforting dinners!! So if you are stocking up on the soup recipes for when cold strikes, make sure and put this one at the top of your list!
The original post follows:
Many years ago, we were having Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s house. Of course, mashed potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving dinner, and my sister was in charge of making them that year. She cooked up the potatoes, then handed them off to her husband to do the mashing. (Just on a side note, my dad was never a cook, but for some reason, it was always his job to mash the potatoes. Was it like this in anyone else’s house?) Anyway, my brother-in-law takes the potatoes, and thinking that he’ll make easy work of it, he decides to use an immersion blender. He gets it in there, and before you know it, those potatoes went from being mashed potatoes to being glue. It completely changed the texture of the potatoes and made them very sticky and glue-y. We all laughed about it, (and didn’t eat the potatoes), and still laugh about it to this day.
So I kind of feel like I should have known better when I was making this soup and took the immersion blender to it to make it into a smooth soup. Yep – kind of totally messed with the texture. Don’t get me wrong, though. This soup was still amazing. And I know I would have liked it even more if I would have just used the darn potato masher!! I was first drawn to this soup because of the addition of cream cheese at the end. One of my favorite slow cooker soup recipes has cream cheese added into it, and I think it makes for an amazing soup. Gives it that little special something. And it totally worked here. Even though the temperatures are still in the upper 90s here, I was totally ok with curling up with a bowl of this soup. Add on some shredded cheddar and some bacon, and I’m one happy girl!
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