This easy slow-cooker potato soup has all the good stuff you love on a potato--including bacon, cheese and scallions. Serve this loaded baked potato soup with a salad for an easy dinner--just 15 minutes of active prep time!--whenever you're in need of some serious comfort food. It would also be fun fare for a casual party. Serve it straight out of the slow cooker and set out bowls of toppings so everyone can assemble their own. You can easily make this soup vegetarian--just use vegetable broth and skip the bacon.

Robin Bashinsky
Source: Eatingwell.com, September 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place potatoes, broth, garlic, salt and bay leaf in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until the potatoes are very tender, about 6 hours. Turn off the slow cooker.

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  • Remove and discard the garlic and bay leaf. Add half-and-half and pepper to the potato mixture; mash using a potato masher, leaving some chunks.

  • Pour half of the potato mixture into a blender. Secure the lid on the blender and remove the center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over the opening. Process for 10 seconds. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Return the blended soup to the remaining potato mixture in the slow cooker; stir to combine. Ladle evenly into 6 bowls. Top evenly with cheese, yogurt, scallions and bacon.

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Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

315.8 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 9.5g 15% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 27.5mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 317.5IU 6% DV; vitamin c 14.8mg 25% DV; folate 41.2mcg 10% DV; calcium 175.6mg 18% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 62.9mg 23% DV; potassium 1146mg 32% DV; sodium 468.4mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
This soup taste just like a loaded baked potato! So comforting. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2019
Is this soup good for Diabetic 2 person to eat? Read More