Sunday, September 21, 2008

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potato Soup....mmmmmm (and a good sandwich to go with)

I'm back! It's only been a month, but in that month, I've put the down comforter on our bed, so autum has finally arrived! Well, okay, I just did it last night, but it felt good to sleep with that warmth again. We leave our window open and here in Northern Nevada it has begun to cool down at night...into the high 30's or low 40's. Perfect soup weather!

My daughter-in-law, Sadie, loves potato soup. She loves easy meals. This is about as easy as it can get.... "Loaded Potato Soup", so this is for her.
(Sadie actually makes a good potato-cheese soup that is great, but maybe she'll like this one too)

I paired this with a warm sandwich the "Pepper Special". You can check that out at

The weather is turning cooler...and this is just a good "autumn, football combo", soup and sandwiches.
And the soup, it's an easy crockpot recipe too. So, no fuss.


4 lb. new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch-thick slices
1 small onion, chopped
2 14oz cans chicken broth
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 pt. half and half
Toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon, green onion slices.

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.
Cover with lid and cook on HIGH 3-5 hours or until potatoes are tender. Mash mixture with a potato masher, stir in half and half. Cover with lid and cook for 20 minutes more.
Ladle into bowls and serve with toppings.

It's so good!! Warm and "comforty"
(if I'm going to describe soup all winter, I better learn better adjectives than "comforty")

This is what you use..... very simple.
potatoes, onion, chicken broth, cheese, bacon and green onions
(not pictured: salt and pepper) (I forgot)

peel and slice the potatoes (it says new, but you can use any kind of potato you want)

put into the crock-pot
and add chicken broth and salt and pepper

dang...I forgot the onion

added onion

I kind of pureed, in lieu of's a new puree-er and I wanted to try it out. (Thank you Barb)

then you add the half and half.

The toppings

Wa-LAH! little cups of great soup!!

with Pepper Special Sandwiches.


Michelle said...

Is the recipe for the pepper special sandwiches on your blog? I didn't notice it.

Jaime said...

that looks magnificent! i have a cooking light recipe for potato soup if you're's potato broccoli cheddar

Donna-FFW said...

Just nosing around your archives. This is on my MUST try list. How did I not find your blog before.