OhMyStinkinHeck, you are going to love this recipe. It is absolutely the best potato soup E-V-E-R! Seriously, it is the best I have ever made at least. And, it is made in the slow cooker. Easy Peasy. This is my families favorite fall food. We look forward to the cooler weather just to gather around the table, bowls in hand, puppy dog eyes abound. Why puppy dog eyes? Because they always want extra bacon. Bacon, Bacon, Bacon. Everything goes with bacon.
So, let’s get to it:
First you need to dice about 4 pounds of potatoes and a large onion. Once you have those diced place them in your slow cooker. My slow cooker is a 6 quart and this makes enough to fill it up. If yours is smaller you will need to adjust this recipe accordingly.
Peel 6-8 cloves of garlic and add them whole to the slow cooker.
Add 3 cans of chicken broth to the slow cooker along with 2 cans of water.
Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10
Now, take out the whole garlic cloves and put them in a food processor or blender along with one and a half packages of cream cheese, 2 Tablespoons of seasoning salt and half of the soup in the slow cooker. I have to do this in two batches because of the size of my food processor. I also didn’t show pictures of it because it is from the time of dinosaurs and is ugly enough in person, much less pictures. After you have pureed it add it all back into the slow cooker. Stirring occasionally. After about 20-30 minutes it is ready to garnish and serve.
Best Ever Potato Soup
4 pounds of Potatoes, washed and diced, not peeled
1 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves of garlic, whole
3 cans of chicken broth, then fill 2 cans with water
12 oz cream cheese
2 TBS seasoned salt
Shredded cheddar cheese
Add potatoes, onion, garlic and chicken broth to slow cooker.
Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.
Remove and puree the garlic cloves along with 1/2 of the soup, seasoning salt and cream cheese and then put back into the slow cooker. Stir occasionally until soup is well blended.
Top with your choice of garnishes & serve!