Friday, February 7, 2014

Award Winning Baked Potato Soup

Last Sunday, our chapel service had a potluck soup/chili cook off for the Super Bowl. It was a lot of fun, and yours truly took first place in the soup category! I made my Crockpot Baked Potato Soup. I've made it about a million times, and it is always a crowd pleaser.  It's creamy, smooth, and most importantly... Delicious.  Lucky readers... I'm sharing the recipe with you!

5 lb potatoes, peeled and cut in small chunks
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced (I usually do 4 or 5. Hubs is obsessed with garlic)
2 qt chicken broth
1 tsp season salt
1/2 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp pepper
2 8 oz pkg cream cheese
For garnish:
Bacon, turkey bacon, green onion, cheese

-place potatoes, onion, garlic in crock pot. Top with seasonings, then pour in chicken broth. 
-cook on low 8 hours, or high on 4
- mash potatoes. I use an immersion blender, but have used a hand mixer before. You can also hand mash, if you like it chunky.I like my soup smooth, so immersion blender works great for me. 
- cut cream cheese into chunks and drop in soup. Put the crockpot on high for 30 minutes
- when done, give it another quick treatment with the blender/mixer/masher.
-serve! Top with garnishes and enjoy. 

This serves an Army, and I don't know the calories. ;) It's one of my favorite comfort foods and so easy too! It reheats well so no worries on all the (super delicious) leftovers!

What's your award-winning recipe?


Jane said...

YESSSS!! Thanks for sharing! I can't WAIT to try this!

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