Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Start this Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup int he morning and by the time you walk through the door after work, you’ll have a hot dinner ready to go. Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup combines all the elements of a loaded baked potato — butter, bacon, cheese, and chives — in a comforting format made for curling up on the couch on a cold day. Load it with toppings to your heart’s desire.

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Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 5 pounds russet or white potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Optional toppings:

  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced

Directions

Step 1 -Place the potatoes and the onions in a 6-quart slow cooker.

Step 2 -Add in the broth, the garlic, the salt, and the pepper.

Step 3 -Cook, covered, on low until the potatoes are tender, about 8-10 hours.

Step 4 -Once tender, mash the potatoes to desired consistency.

Step 5 -Stir in the cream cheese, the half-and-half, and the butter.

Step 6 -Cook, covered, until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Step 7 -Just before serving, whisk the soup to combine.

Step 8 -Serve topped with the bacon, the cheese, and the chives.

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