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A baked potato soup that is cooked in the slow cooker. Cream cheese added in at the end makes it super creamy and super decadent!


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Many years ago, we were having Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s house. (I’m pretty sure it was Thanksgiving, but I could be wrong…)  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!

Recipe Rating:  8.75 out of 10

Baked Potato Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Baked Potato Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Baked Potato Soup

A baked potato soup that is cooked in the slow cooker. Cream cheese added in at the end makes it super creamy and super decadent!

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced in 1 to 2-inch chunks
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, green onions, or chives as garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the potatoes, onions and garlic into a 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle in the seasonings and pour in the chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Use a potato masher or a stick blender (I would suggest a potato masher!) to mash the potatoes. You want a smooth soup.
  2. After smashing the potatoes, add in the cream cheese. Cook on high for 30 minutes, or until the cream cheese has completely dissolved, stirring a few times throughout the 30 minutes.
  3. Serve garnished with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, green onions or chives.

Notes

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/baked-potato-soup-2/

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Check out these other fabulous soups made in the slow cooker:

Red Lentil, Chickpea and Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Rainy Day Split Pea Soup from A Full Measure of Happiness
Slow Cooker Sausage and Spinach Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings from The Naptime Chef

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21 Responses to Baked Potato Soup – Slow Cooker {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. My son and I were just talking about a loaded baked potato soup that we love, but haven’t had in a while. I wish I could reach in and grab a couple bowls to satisfy that urge right away. Your soup sounds delicious!

  2. Nena says:

    LOvely and tastefull, I love making potato soups.
    In my house as well dad is mashing potatos- although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Greece.

    Regards

  3. Bev Weidner says:

    This is definitely going on the list of soups for me to stick my head in.

    I MEAN MAKE.

    Soups for me to make.

    Wow.

  4. Rosa says:

    A gorgeous soup! Really appetizing. Nice presentation.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. kelley says:

    I’ve been mentally gathering some slow cooker menus since school is starting next week- this looks delish! Thanks again for such a fun night on Wednesday. Hope to chat more soon! Have a great weekend. xx

  6. Maria says:

    Perfect fall meal!

  7. baked tater soup..love it!! at least the men in your home were there to mash, our men steer clear of the kitchen..lol

  8. baked tater soup, love it at least the men in your home were there to mash, our steer clear of the kitchen..lol

  9. Curt says:

    Potato soup is absolutely my favorite soup. And this one sounds and looks delicious.

  10. Looks amazing! I can’t wait till soup season is apon us… almost here! This will be one for me to try this fall for sure!

  11. Joanne says:

    It’s so weird that the blender could change the texture that much! Still looks like a great soup!

  12. Your blog is wonderful! Talk about inspirational. I can’t believe I haven;t been here before. So many great recipes and this soup is beyond beautiful, full of amazing flavors. So glad you visited me. Looking forward to being here often! have a great weekend

  13. newlywed says:

    I’ve done the gluey mashed potato thing before too…in the food processor.
    I love your cookbook reviews — I’m really curious about this cookbooks and enjoying your reviews.

  14. What a delicious and pretty potato soup!

  15. Katrina says:

    This is just a whole lotta yum! Great idea!

  16. This is such a nice chowder. I will prepare it one of this days

  17. AK says:

    Just got done eating this soup for dinner. It was to die for! We had it with grilled cheese on sourdough. This was an easy and delicious meal. Thanks so much!!

  18. Courtney says:

    Currently have this going in the slow-cooker. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try it! The big test will be my anti-soup husband :) Wish me luck!

  19. Nicole says:

    Haven’t seen a lot of reviews of people who have actually ate this so I thought I would chip in my two cents.

    I am a college student and I love how easy this is,
    I put in a TBS of the season salt (on accident because I have horrible eyesight and couldn’t read the recipe) and I added about 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

    Overall this soup was to die for and I can’t wait to make it again!

    happy cooking!

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