Back in November we had a really cold spell. Like, freezing cold. There were weeks where it didn’t even get above freezing. Holy icicles! It was cold! I decided quickly that I didn’t like it. How do you guys do it who live in the Northeast? Brrrrrrr! Everything was so cold – my floors, the car, the windows. Maybe I’m just a whiner but here in Oregon winters are typically rainy and in the 40’s. Who knew I would be wishing for that. So I was in the mood for warm, comfort food. And that’s soup! But I don’t really like a brothy soup. I want something hearty (like our Taco Soup) or this Loaded Potato Soup.
I love crockpot/slow cooker recipes. You just throw everything into it and leave for work. When you come home, your house smells delicious and dinner is ready for you. Perfect for this working Mom.
This soup did not disappoint. It was delicious! It was thick and creamy and tasted like loaded mashed potatoes. We quickly devoured it and I can’t wait to make it again!
Thank you to Baked by Rachel for this delicious and easy recipe.
Here are some ways to save time. I cook bacon on the weekends and then freeze it so we always have cooked bacon in the freezer. It’s much cheaper than the store bought bacon bits. You could also use frozen hashbrowns instead of peeling and cutting the potatoes.
A tip: if the soup is too thin, you can add some potato flakes (instant mashed potatoes) to thicken it up. But be careful, if you add too much it’ll get really thick. Just add a little chicken broth to thin it out.
We topped ours with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. You could use sliced green onions or even more bacon if you would like.
This soup was perfect for warming us up!
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