Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
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.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Hours, 20 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

Layer sliced potatoes in a lightly greased 6-quart slow cooker; top with chopped onion.

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
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