Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crock-pot Baked Potato Soup


So so so so excited to share that all I have to do is the quilting portion and my blanket will be all done, I will post it up tomorrow. I will also share what I did and what I would do differently.

Time to share my crock-pot baked potato soup. To keep things uniform I will put my possible changes for next time at the end so I don’t confuse anyone. I would say that I ended up with enough for 4 hungry adults and maybe some leftovers so you may be able to squeeze 5 or 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ large russet potatoes
  • 2 small cans chicken broth (4 cups)
  • Fresh thyme
  • Block of cream cheese
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sour cream
  • White onion
  • Garlic


Ok so take your potatoes and scrub them or peel them (I scrubbed them- not a fan of peeling) once they are peeled or scrubbed. Dice the potatoes. I half the potatoes then quarter the halves long way then dice. Add the diced potatoes to the crock-pot dice and add 1 small/medium white onion as well as the 4 cups chicken broth.  Add 1-2 springs fresh thyme. I just stripped the leaves and put them straight in. Add some fresh garlic, I did two cloves of garlic. Season your soup with some salt and pepper put the lid on and place on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. When you are about an hour away if you are home put the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and add about a cup of liquid and blend it together and put it all back in the crock-pot. Serve with some bacon, spoonful of sour cream, chives/ green onions and cheese.

Now it was good just how I did it but next time I am going to do things a little differently. I am going to do 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups of milk. I also am going to make more bacon (I only had 3 slices not in the freezer and didn’t want to cook the freezer bacon) I probably will do a whole pack of bacon since it is awesome. I think with the addition of the milk I will only use half a block of cream cheese and at the same time the cream cheese is added I will add some nice cheddar and chives. I will let you know how it turns out next time in an update below. So stick around.

Happy Thursday! Today is my brother’s birthday! He is 2 years and 3 days older than me so we will also be celebrating his birthday in Vegas this weekend.

17 comments:

  1. The bacon on top does it for me!! This looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It does it for me too, make sure to make a bunch cause I did not!

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  2. This looks delish! Soups this time of the year are a must for us - I will add this to my menu this week. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful birthday in Vegas!

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    1. It is so good and so easy to personalize! I may be making it again next week since I have a bunch of potatoes!

      Thank you! :)

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  3. Oh wow, I instantly want to eat this soup. Thanks for sharing on our Link It Up Thursday party.

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    1. Thanks for having a party! I love looking at all the projects people link up! :)

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    1. It was a more thick than thin- the cream cheese thickens it up quite nice.

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  5. Loved this idea--we're getting snow tonight, this will make for a warming lunch after sledding tomorrow!

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    1. and it can cook away while you are sledding! :)

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  6. It looks really good. My family probably would not eat it they are super picky but it is something I would make for myself, and freeze some for lunch on another day.

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    1. My boyfriend is super picky but potatoes he likes so it was a score in my book!
      Thanks for stopping by I will check out your page :)

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  7. everything is better with bacon. looks yummy. new follower from weekend hop, love a visit when you get a chance.

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  8. I am so jazzed I found this! I can SO do this before church on Sundays!! Found you by Bacon Time! Cannot wait to check out the rest of your awesome blogs!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! so glad I could help ease up your Sundays! :)

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  9. Making this again tonight! :) I am jazzed!

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