Loaded Potato Soup

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5 stars
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Recipe from Southern Living

Comforting and easy to make in the slow cooker, this loaded potato soup gets even tastier with toppings such as cheese, crispy bacon, and green onions.


  • 4 pounds new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, green onion slices


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  1. Layer sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 6-quart slow cooker; top with chopped onion.
  2. Stir together chicken broth, salt, and pepper; pour over potatoes and onion. (Broth will not completely cover potatoes and onion.) Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 5 hours or until potatoes are tender. Mash mixture with a potato masher; stir in half-and-half. Cover and cook on HIGH 20 more minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Ladle into bowls, and serve with desired toppings.

February 2006