Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

 

My Fall routine goes something like this:

  • Store outdoor Summer toys and furniture {ok, I missed a few items, they are now buried in snow}
  • Store the Summer jackets and clothing to make way for the Winter gear {bah-humbug}
  • My slow cooker takes up a permeant spot on the counter {yay!}

There are few things I enjoy about the transition from Summer to Fall and Winter, yet at the top of my list is using the slow cooker more often. This handy sidekick is the highlight of the season and one of my all-time favourite small appliances. 

When cold winds blow there is nothing like comfort meals this time of year. Yet, said comfort meals generally take more time to prepare and cook yet we all know that we are not allotted more time in our day to accommodate. My schedule is still as busy as ever, plus it takes more time to travel to activities in this season, so it’s almost like I have less time in my day. So, where does one find the solution to having those comfort foods in such a busy schedule?

That’s right, my best friend – the slow cooker.

So much can be said for having a meal ready for you, when you get home. Walking in the door to the aroma of dinner waiting for you – is something special {kinda like clean sheet day}. 

Favourite slow cooker choices are stews, chili, meats in sauce, slow cooker chicken and rich cheesy meals. In fact, there is most likely a slow cooker recipe variation for any meal out there. Once you dig in, you’ll discover a whole world of possibilities when it comes to the convenience of this cooking method. 

I have a few soup recipes in my own ‘Recipe Box‘ here on My Organized Chaos, yet I’m always wanting to add to that collection. Making my own soups never used to be appealing, why bother when it comes in a can? Yet, from the first time I made my own soup and tasted that fresh and hearty goodness, I was hooked. Now, it’s become one of my favourite meals to make in the slow cooker. Hot soup waiting for you when coming in from shovelling? Yes, please!

In fact, this very act the other day {brrr}, gave me motivation to jump onto the Kraft Canada website and find myself a new soup recipe to try.

What’s Cooking in my slow cooker? Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup!

 

Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This easy recipe using common ingredients which I had on hand, took very little time to prepare. Within the first 30 minutes in the slow cooker, my house was filled with the fantastic smell of this soup. The result? Simply amazing!

It tastes just like a loaded baked potato – very rich, think and creamy. Heaven with each spoonful!

From Kraft Canada straight into my Fall & Winter slow cooker favourites, this Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is like the epitome of comfort food. Bring it on Fall & Winter, I’m more prepared than I thought!

Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe

 

 

Slow-Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 8 slices bacon, chopped
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 2 Tbsp. flour
  4. 1 (1 L) carton 25%-less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  5. 3 (1.4 kg) large lb. baking potatoes (about 6), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  6. 2 cups Kraft Double Cheddar Light Shredded Cheese, divided
  7. 1/2 cup skim milk
  8. 1/2 cup light sour cream
  9. 1/4 chopped cup fresh chives
Instructions
  1. Cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels; refrigerate until ready to use. Add onions to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Add 1 cup broth; cook and stir 2 min. or until sauce comes to boil and thickens. Pour into slow cooker. Stir in remaining broth and potatoes; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or HIGH 5 to 6 hours).
  2. Use slotted spoon to transfer 4 cups potatoes to medium bowl; mash until smooth. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese to remaining mixture in slow cooker; stir until melted. Stir in mashed potatoes and milk; cook, covered, 5 min. or until heated through.
  3. Place cooked bacon on paper towel-covered microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until heated through. Serve soup topped with bacon, remaining cheese, sour cream and chives.
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Comments

  1. Katarina B says:

    Wow this looks delicious. I’ll have to try!

  2. Looks yummy! will have to try and make this at home.

  3. I’m not adventurous with soups, good old chicken noodle for me :) This one looks delish !

  4. I am not a HUGE lover of soups, but this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am so going to try this out this week. Thank you Tammi for sharing!!!!!

  5. Kat E. says:

    Thank-you! I’ve just pinned this, as it looks delish! I’m always looking for good slow-cooker recipes :)

  6. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    my hubby loves potato soup I made a slow cooker one pretty much similar to yours and he liked it better then my beef and barley and I make a mean beef and barley soup

  7. caryn s says:

    I agree that using a slower cooker in the winter just makes sense plus i love the recipe yum!

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