Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crockpot Baked Potato Soup

Today I thought I would share with you the recipe I made over the weekend when we were being buried in about 30 inches of snow!  It was the perfect dinner to come inside to after shoveling for hours and hours on end! 

I like this recipe because it calls for cream cheese instead of the heavy cream that is found in most baked potato soup recipes.  A low fat or fat free cream cheese works just fine which I like since I’m watching what I’m eating.  This makes a huge pot of soup too so there will be plenty of leftovers!

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Ingredients:

(1) 5 lb. bag of russet potatoes (washed & not peeled), diced into about 1 inch pieces. 

2 large onions, diced

6 tsp. minced garlic

8 cups chicken broth

16 oz. low fat cream cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional:  Bacon, cheese, and scallions for garnish

 

Directions:

Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and onions to the crockpot.  Cook on High for about 6 hours.  Add the cream cheese and blend with an immersion blender until the cream cheese is melted and about half the soup is blended.  Top with your choice of garnishes! 

Enjoy!

 

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38 comments:

  1. Hi, I just found/followed you from the Linkin with my Ladies Hop. Your recipes look delicious. I can't wait to read more and try some. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Ashley
    http://www.supremelydivinelife.blogspot.com

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    1. NIkki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      Nice to meet you! I hope you enjoy!

      Have a great weekend!

      Nikki

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  2. Hi Nikki!
    Thanks for stopping by our hop today! Hope you are able to join us next week as well!
    Following you on Twitter and google+
    Katie~
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:47 AM

      Hi Katie!

      Nice to meet you! I'll be there next week! Thanks for hosting!

      Have a great weekend!

      Nikki

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  3. Glad I found you through the "Linkin with my ladies Thursday hop" cuz this looks some kinda YUMEEE!

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:48 AM

      LOL! Thank you for the kind words! Thanks for stopping by!

      Nikki

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!

      Nikki

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  5. Stopping by from the F it Friday hop. This sounds so yummy. I'm pinning it for later!

    Erica
    We Three Crabs

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Awesome! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

      Nikki

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  6. I am going to make this tonight!! WOW thank you! looks great! I can almost smell it through my browser...

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Yay! So glad to hear that! It's really yummy! Please let me know how you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Nikki

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  7. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-4/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      Thank you for the invite and for stopping by! I linked up!

      Have a great night!
      Nikki

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  8. Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. This looks great and looking forward to trying it. Thank you for sharing!!!

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      Thank you for stopping by! :)

      Have a great night!

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  9. Looks delicious! I'll have to try that sometime. I'm always looking for recipes to utilize my crockpot.

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      I love my crockpot! I use it 3-4 times a week. It's a huge time saver. Thanks for stopping by!

      Nikki

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  10. Mmmmm this soup looks so yummy!!!! The perfect bowl of comfort! YUM!

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  11. What a great winter soup... welcome and thanks for sharing your recipe with us on foodie friday.

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  12. Yummy! Looks so yummy and warm!!

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  13. Potato soup is my weakness! This recipes looks so yummy! Would love to have you share it over at my link part this week.

    http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/02/crafty-tuesday-link-party-21913.html

    -Marie

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  14. Nikki, your baked potato soup looks so delicious! Thank you for linking up at Crafty Thursday Obsessions!

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  15. Oh wow... this looks so yummy! I love potato soup.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  16. Mmmm . . . I'm addicted to my crockpot right now, so this is a must!

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  17. I'm yet to use my crock pot to make soup. Must put it on my to-do list.

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  18. Sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Artsy Corner, you were featured today :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much! :-) Have a great day!

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  19. what if I do not have an immersion blender? Can't wait to try it!!

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      Hi,
      If you have a regular blender you can just remove about half the soup from the crockpot and blend it then just return back to the crockpot. Just be sure the part you are blending cools down a little before you start.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. This looks amazing, I cannot wait to give my hubby the recipe. Pinned.
    Glad to have found your blog!
    Hugs, Jen

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    1. Nikki @ Mommy and the MonstersFebruary 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Thanks for stopping by! Let me know how it comes out! :-)

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  21. I could definitely go for that for dinner tomorrow night! Mmmmm! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! Hope to see you there again on Monday night!

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  22. Yum! Just wanted to let you know you were featured this week on Time For You Tuesday!!




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  23. Yum! I've been looking for a good Baked Potato Soup Recipe. I'll have to try this one out. Thanks for linking up to T2T.

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you are having a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  25. I pinned this one! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm a new follower and visiting from Pinkapotamus link party. :-) Have a great week!

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  26. YUM! I don't have any snow to shovel here in california but I could sure shovel this into my belly! LOL

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