Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Servings: 6-8
READY IN
5hrs 15mins
Ingredients
  • 6 large baking potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/2 -inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (or pressed)
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cream or 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 8 slices bacon, fried & crumbled
  • cheese, for sprinkling
Directions
  • Combine first seven ingredients in a large crock pot; cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours (potato should be tender).
  • Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened.
  • Stir in cream, cheese and chives.
  • Top with sour cream (if used), sprinkle with bacon and more cheese.
 

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