Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Crock Pot Ultimate Potato Soup

I love potato soup.  And potato soup in the crock pot is an even bigger winner in my book! This soup was so creamy and delicious. You seriously have to try it!  This recipe is adapted from The Chic Site.

6 slices bacon (diced)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 large onion (minced)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsp all purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth
3 pounds potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
green onions
extra shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Place the peeled and cubed potatoes into the crock pot, cover with 5 cups of chicken broth and set to low.  Saute the bacon and add the bacon to the crock pot while leaving the drippings in the pan.  Saute the onion in the bacon drippings for 8 minutes. Stir in the thyme and garlic and saute for an additional minute.  Add flour and stir for minute.  Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth then pour into the crock pot and stir well.  Cook for 6 to 7 hours.  Remove 3 cups of potatoes from the crock pot and mash, add the heavy cream and milk to the mixture to combine then pour back into to crock pot. Stir in the cheese and let cook for 15 minutes then serve topped with green onions and extra cheese. 

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