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Easy-Cheesy Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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This fabulously-delicious Crock-pot recipe is perfect for anyone who loves their baked potato locked and loaded.

Packed with crispy bacon, cool sour cream, and sharp cheddar cheese, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy. Pair with a fresh green salad and you've got an meal that is worthy of seconds. Beware- this soup is addicting. Once you try it, it'll be on your craving list...forever!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

4 hours

4 hours 20 min

8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 7 Russet potatoes, medium, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Onion, large, diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 1.5 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, salted
  • 1 cup Half & half cream, fat-free
  • 2 cups Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 13 slices Bacon, pan-fried
  • 1/4 cup Green onion or chives, chopped
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese, for sprinkling
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Instructions

  1. Peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Dice onion & mince garlic.
  3. Combine potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and butter into a large crock pot. Stir.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours (potato should be tender.)
  5. While stock is cooking: slice, pan-fry, and drain bacon (set aside.)
  6. Chop green onion and place in small container (refrigerate.)
  7. Mash cooked mixture until potatoes are chopped (thickening the soup.)
  8. Stir in half & half cream, cheese, green onion, and bacon.
  9. If ready to serve, turn off crockpot, otherwise leave on "warm" setting.
  10. Serve soup topped with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with cheese.
  11. Enjoy! =(^-^)=

Note: After trying a loaded baked potato soup recipe I found on food.com, I made a few adjustments to accommodate my family's taste. The above recipe is a result of that adjustment. For the original recipe, see the video below.

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Comments

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on February 19, 2013:

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Hi f2 & Ryanjhoe!!

You're going to love this stuff...rich but oh-so-delicious!! Thanks for reading!

ryanjhoe from Somewhere over the rainbow on December 21, 2012:

It looks delicious. I want to try this recipe. This recipe truly arouse my appetite. Thanks for sharing! :)

f on December 20, 2012:

Looks really tasty. Voted up

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on November 27, 2012:

Hi Rosie writes,

I'm sure this recipe will have your taste buds jumping for joy!! Please come back to rate it when you've had your fill! Hugs & happy souping!

Audrey Surma from Virginia on November 18, 2012:

I am craving cheesy potato soup and will be making this one today! Thanks for an easy to follow recipe!

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on November 04, 2012:

Hi rebeccamealey!

My husband likes the canned version as well; not bad for a quick fix. This recipe takes that basic flavor and kicks it up with lots more cheese and bacon....SO YUMMY!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 04, 2012:

Wow! This sounds really good and so easy. I like that canned potato soup, so I'll bet I would really LOVE this. Thanks!

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on October 24, 2012:

Hi ptrg777!!

I've heard of people adding beer too, usually the darker ales (although, I'm not a fan of adding beer to foods that don't cook on the grill.)

YAY for football season!! My team is actually doing well this year (Skol Vikings!!!) Anywho, this easy recipe is sure to be a hit at your next game get-together...with that much bacon & cheese, you're sure to SCORE!!!

Peter from New York on October 24, 2012:

Definitely looks tasty. Ive seen some add beer to this recipe before I prefer your recipe. Will be giving this a try especially with Fball season upon us!

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on October 16, 2012:

Thanks, FullOfLoveSites! What I really like about this recipe is that it's so low-maintenance...just pop ingredients in the slow-cooker & let it cook. Perfect dinner for those lazy days!! Thanks for reading!

FullOfLoveSites from United States on October 16, 2012:

Another new recipe to me! I would definitely give it a try... looking at the pictures, it really looks good! Thanks for sharing! :)

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on October 16, 2012:

Thank you for stopping by and commenting! This recipe is so delicious and easy that I have to make it for my family once a month (and we never get tired of eating it!) Hugs and happy cooking!! \(^-^)/

Eiddwen from Wales on October 15, 2012:

Mmm another for my recipe book and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on October 14, 2012:

Mmm Mmm... I am there. Thank you

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 14, 2012:

I've never had baked potato soup. It looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing...

TattooKitty (author) from Hawaii on October 14, 2012:

Much hugs to everyone for commenting...this soup is definitely one of my family's favorites!! Hope your families enjoy it too! (^-^)

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on October 14, 2012:

Ok, this is a bit calorie dense for me, as I am trying to shed some pounds, but boy does it look tasty. I will keep this in mind for when I reach a goal and want to treat myself with something tasty and indulgent. I will share this with family also, as it would make a great soup for a football party or any party for that matter.

ElleBee on October 14, 2012:

This sounds delicious! I love baked potatoes, and I've been trying to use my crock pot mroe, so I might need to try this one out sometime soon.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on October 14, 2012:

This looks delicious! Once we get below 90 degrees, i am going to try it! Thank you!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 14, 2012:

Looks delicious! I just might give this a try. A perfect recipe for the upcoming winter!

Tara Carbery from Cheshire, UK on October 14, 2012:

Mmmmm! Just came across this whilst scrolling through my newsfeed. It sounds delicious. Perfect comfort food for Autumn! I think I need to invest in a slow cooker!

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