Eat Drink & Be Mary: Baked Potato Soup

1.14.2014

Baked Potato Soup




I am not one for this cold freezing weather. Although, I was raised here in the South, I was born where the sunshine doesn't stop shining.  Yep, believe it or not I’m a Cali girl. And this body (although we moved to NC when I was 18 months old) is just not cut out for these cold, cold temperatures. So thank goodness, for soups, chili, & crockpots. I am no cook; however, when it comes to crockpots I feel comfortable enough to venture out and try to recipes. Today I bring to you a perfect snow day soup—Baked Potato Soup.

I originally saw this recipe over at Leah’s blog, Simply Made With Love. I made a few minor adjustments and Boom! perfection in a cup mug. Why yes, I do prefer my soup in a mug. Judge me.

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients
2 lbs. peeled & cubed potatoes
1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 pkg. cream cheese
3 oz bacon bits
2 cups shredded cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
Place peeled & cubed potatoes in the crockpot. Add chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, half of the bacon bits, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix it all together. Let it cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4-5 hours) until potatoes are soft and tender. 
I’ve made it twice once on low for 8 & once on high for 5 -- both worked great.


An hour before serving add the cream cheese (cut into cubes). Also, add in a cup of the shredded cheese. Mix a few times throughout the hour. Once the cream cheese is completely melted and mixed in, it is ready to serve.



Spoon into your favorite cup or mug add some shredded cheese and bacon bits on top. 

 And Enjoy!

This recipe was super easy to make. And my family loved it. Win, win for this chick.
 My mom & I also made this recipe for a person at our church who just had surgery. There are many opportunities to give a cooked meal to a person you know. Whether they just had surgery, lost a loved one, or you just want to brighten their day—they will love you for this perfect-wintery soup. Plus, it’s super easy if you trust them with your Crockpot for a couple days.


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11 comments:

  1. That is the cutest mug ever. I need one so I can eat soup out of it too.

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  2. I really love that mug! Haha! The soup looks really good too! ;) This was one of my favorite soup when I was a waitress.

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  3. Not only does the soup look amazing, but that mug is adorable!

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  4. This looks so good! No judgement here, soup belongs in a mug...

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  5. Yum!! This reminds me of my favorite potato soup recipe from Paula Deen! It's identical, except instead of real potatoes, you just throw in a bag of frozen hash browns. The past week has definitely been a soup kind of week!

    {Chelsea}
    chelseagrowingup.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks delicious! I've pinned this recipe and I can't wait to try it.

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  7. OH MY! This looks so good. And I love soup! Thank you so much for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday this week!

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  8. This looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing with us at DDT! :)

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  9. Potato Soup is my favorite! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

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  10. This sounds amazing. Can't wait til we have cooler weather here in So. Cal so I can make it!

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