Thursday, October 11, 2012

{Crock Pot} Potato Soup


The weather is changing here already. Today, winter coats were needed it was so chilly. I can't believe it.  Fall just started and it seems to be ending already.   With all the chilliness, comes a bit of soup.  We don't eat alot of soup, so, I am always a bit hesitate to make it.  But, this one looked pretty darn easy and it's in the crock pot, so, why not?  It is nice and potato-ey {without any milk or cream} and makes enough to feed an army. We served ours topped with shredded cheddar, bacon  and a side of crunchy french bread.  A perfect, warm dinner for a chilly day.
{ I cut the original recipe in half and still had enough soup to feed 2 adults/2 kids/1toddler and stash leftovers in the freezer}


Ingredients:
3 lbs potatoes, diced {no need to peel}
4 TBSP garlic powder
1 medium onion, chopped
38oz chicken stock
8oz cream cheese, softened.

Directions:
Add potatoes, garlic powder, onion and chicken stock into crock pot.  Cover. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
Remove soup from crock pot. Puree in blender or food processor with cream cheese.  Pour back into crock pot to keep warm. 


38 comments :

  1. This looks delicious! I live on soup in the cold weather and potato is one of my favorites. Yum. :)

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  2. Thanks Anita. Have a great day :)

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  3. Coming from Weekend Potluck, and I can't help but gravitate towards soup recipes! This potato soup look delicious! I've never added cream cheese to mine before, but that sounds good and creamy! I like anything made in the crock pot!!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and hosting :) The cream cheese does make it nice and creamy. Have a great weekend.

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  4. WOW! I am a cream cheese fiend...can't believe I haven't ever added it to my tater soup before. What a terific idea. Thanks a million for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

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  5. Hi Erin,
    Your Crock Pot Potato Soup looks like a pot of pure comfort, we would just love it! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. This looks so very delicious! I have put it on my menu for the week!

    Thanks yo for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday. Hope you come back next week with another one of your wonderful recipes!

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  7. Looks awesome! Must try soon!

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  8. I love warm and cozy soups like this and absolutely love that you can do it in a slow cooker!

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  9. My favorite soup ever! Saving this recipe!

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  10. Didn't like this soup!! It had to much garlic powder in it. We had it tonight. Not Great.. :(

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  11. Didn't like this soup!! It had to much garlic powder in it. We had it tonight. Not Great.. :(

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    1. So sorry the soup didn't work out for you Sarah! Hope you can enjoy something else from our recipe index.

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  12. I am making this right now thanks for the recipe it looks so yummy! I love the Cream cheese idea too!

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  13. I leave it in the crock pot and use a hand mixer. Why do more dishes?

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    1. Good idea..whatever avoids dishes is fine by me :)

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  14. I'm cooking it right now (it smells fabulous). I have some bacon in the freezer. I think I'll get it out and use it as a garnish as shown in the picture. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  15. Do we have to puree it? Im a major fan of the potatoe chunks in my soup... would it taste the same if i just added in the cream cheese after softening it?

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    1. I think you would be ok..I have only made it via the puree method. So, you would have to give it a try..please let me know how it works out :)

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  16. I tried this didnt add the garlic like the recipe called for and it was really good. A great addition is artisans cheese bread turned into grilled cheeses.. Made enough to freeze for later.. I also added a few carrots...

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it..great idea with the carrots and the cheese bread sounds delicious!

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  17. Sounds gorgeous, gonna give it a go before the weekend. Thanks :)

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  18. I always add the cream cheese to my potato soup with a can of cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom, (your choice). I usual make it on top of the stove and slowly add the soften and cut into small cubes. Crumbled bacon, green onions,shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream...with fresh cracked black pepper...YUMMY

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    1. ok,now, I want your soup for lunch :) Yum!

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  19. This sounds yummy. Been making potato soup for years as my son thinks it's a cure all when he's ill. Will have to try the cream cheese next time. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Potato soup would make me feel better too :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. Would you happen to have the calorie count...............and the other nutritional data? I'm on a strict diet and have to count my calories.

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    1. Hello pleasantp, I do not have the calorie count at this time, but, I will look into and reply back..thank you for visiting!

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    2. @ pleasantp- I was able to get a general idea...Based on the soup feeding 8-10 people, you would be looking at 300-400 calories per serving. This is purely my estimate, it could be more or less. You can check out many recipe calorie counters online to check out the exact amount and ingredients if you do decide to try it. I hope this helps!

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  21. How can I make this without the cream cheese? I am lactose/dairy intolerant but want to make this for my fam BAD :)))

    Thanks!
    XO-M

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    1. Hi Michele- perhaps a soy based cream cheese?

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  22. does any one know how well this freezes?

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    1. Hi Becci- it freezes well. It makes a big batch, so, I always freeze half of it for a later dinner.

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