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Monday, February 7, 2011

Crock Pot Potato Soup


We have been doing really well trying new recipes this year (one of my 2011 personal goals). We try out a new one at least every other week. Recipes in the crock pot are especially attractive during these chilly months. I always wanted to make potato soup so after a little googling, I happened upon this one from the Tasty Kitchen. I liked that it didn't have heavy cream in it and seemed pretty healthy.


Crock Pot Potato Soup Recipe (slightly adapted)
Makes about 10 servings

Ingredients:
8 cups Diced Potatoes (peeled)
1/2 - 3/4 cups Diced Carrots
1/2 - 3/4 cups Diced Celery
3  14 1/2 oz cans low sodium Chicken Broth
10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon of Flour
8 oz package of reduced fat Cream Cheese
Green Onions, chopped for topping (optional)

Directions:
In a large slow cooker/crock pot, combine all above ingredients, minus the flour and cream cheese. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. About an hour (or a little less if you are running behind) before you serve the soup, stir in the cream cheese until blended. Then, scoop out about a cup or two of the soup into a separate bowl. Add the flour, whisking to avoid any lumps. Then as you are stirring the soup, add flour/soup mixture back into the slow cooker. Replace lid and allow the soup to cook until you’re ready to serve it. The flour will thicken it up a little.

The original recipe calls for 5 tablespoons of flour which seemed fine the first night we had the soup but then when we had leftovers it was mashed potatoes and no longer soup. That wasn't a big deal as we love mashed potatoes too but next time I am going to just do 1 Tbs as noted above or leave it out completely. The original also calls for bacon so if you aren't worried about it being healthy you could add that too.

When you serve it you can add some toppings like green onions, grated cheese, and sour cream if desired. Most of the times we had the soup with just green onions on top and it was perfect.

Here is it cooking away in my trusty ole crock pot


After adding the cream cheese and flour


This was a perfect warm your soul type of meal and we will definitely be making it again! We first served it when my friend Brooke was over for our weekly dinner together (we swap houses each week) and everyone enjoyed it. I'm sure that doesn't surprise you as I wouldn't share a recipe that I didn't recommend haha!

YUM! Thank you Tasty Kitchen!



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18 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! If you want to add bacon and maintain a little bit of the healthy factor, try butterball turkey bacon. it is the best turkey bacon i have found and makes a good topper for potato soup! :)

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  2. Emily, I missed you at "A Little Birdie Told Me..." last Tuesday. I hope you'll have a moment to swing by tomorrow to share one of your wonderful recipes or crafts. This soup sounds fantastic, and your burlap wreath below is awesome! Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  3. That looks so good. I can't wait to try this one. Have a great week, Vicky

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  4. Yummm - I'm gonna try this tomorrow!

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  5. Looks delicious! I need to get out my crock pot more this winter. May try this recipe next!

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  7. cream cheese!!! oh yummy... never would have thought of that in potato soup. what a great idea! please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. This looks delicious! How could it not be if there are potatoes involved? Popping in from TT&J.

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  9. Looks delicious, a great soup for a cold winter night.

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  10. I always love new ideas for the crock pot. I'll be trying this one out!

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  11. Yummy! So grateful for new crock pot ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love Potato soup! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks so much for linking up to DotDOtDOt! I am featuring this!
    Thanks girl!
    Tasha

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  13. Your soups sounds superb! Now that I'm working full-time I really need to start doing more crock pot cooking. Looks like a storm is brewing on our coast this week, so this soup would be just the perfect thing to keep the family warm and cozy! Thank you so much for coming back and linking up at "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17! Happy Valentines' Day! Jenn

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  14. Ohmygosh this is PERFECT! I buy organic potatoes by the bag and have trouble using them up before they sprout! Thanks girl!!!!

    Love your blog! I'm your newest follower! <3 Hope you'll follow back if you can! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  15. It uses a crock pot? I'm sold!! ;) It looks like a nice, thick soup--and I like potatoes. Visiting from Tidy Mom's Soup-a-Palooza party. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

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  16. Emily-
    Your yummy soup was this week's recipe feature at Weekend Wander. Come grab featured button if you'd like! Thanks for linking!

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