This rich and creamy potato soup with Cheddar cheese, hash brown potatoes, and bacon is comfort food at its finest.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream and pepper in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray until blended. Gradually stir in milk.

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  • Add potatoes, cheese and bacon; mix well. Cover with lid.

  • Cook on LOW 3 to 4 hours (or on HIGH 1 to 2 hours).

  • Sprinkle with onions before serving.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 72.1mg 24% DV; sodium 311.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
I adder diced Ham and Bacon bits with Hash brown potatoes and loads of sharp cheddar cheese. I added the tiny cheese its for extra crunch. YUM Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2017
Too thick. I did not care for it at all. If i ever did make it again which is doubtful I would use some chicken broth to thin it out some. Tasted like too much dairy to me. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
I adder diced Ham and Bacon bits with Hash brown potatoes and loads of sharp cheddar cheese. I added the tiny cheese its for extra crunch. YUM Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2016
It was amazing!!! I did make a couple changes due to comments and cutting some fat. I also used squared potatos instead of shredded. Then I added Morton's Garlic Sea Salt due to the comments of adding the garlic. Plus it has some parsley in it for more flavor. I traded ground pepper for cracked pepper. Traded for fat free sour cream. I also used 1/3rd fat free cream cheese and traded the regular milk for fat free half and half. That is just my thing though because I believe it cooks better with a long cook time then milk. Due to my years as a barista. None of this messed with the flavor. Though this is the most amazing soup/potato soup that I have ever had! Hats off and Thank you for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2016
After reading all the reviews on this and how bland it is I added a few things to my recipe and it's made it so much more delicious. I added fresh chopped celery fresh parsley onion flakes onion salt a clove a garlic minced..and I used bacon fresh from the butcher that has more of the Smokey taste. I also did not fully cook the bacon so the fat would help with flavoring. It was awesome. Wish I would of doubled the recipe it was a hit for my family. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2017
Too thick. I did not care for it at all. If i ever did make it again which is doubtful I would use some chicken broth to thin it out some. Tasted like too much dairy to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
This was so easy to make!!! I used fat free sour cream and fat free cream cheese reduced fat cheese and added a shallot and a few cloves of garlic (both finely minced) for extra flavor. EXCELLENT recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2018
This is my third batch of this soup to date! I made it a few times last fall and have finally got it exactly like we like it. The changes I ve made are to use 2 cups of milk and two cups of chicken broth or stock I add about a cup of finely diced carrots and celery and about 1/2 of a medium onion finely diced plus a 2.7oz package of real bacon pieces I omitted the cheddar during cooking but use plenty for garnish along with a few more bacon pieces. This freezes well in ziplock bags too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/12/2018
I made this exactly to the recipe and was not happy with it at all. It was way too thick and practically tasteless. However there is an upside I added chicken (two cans) four cups of chicken broth salt garlic and curry powder. That thinned the soup out and gave it flavor that was missing from the original recipe. My husband who is not usually picky said the changes I made really improved it and asked for seconds. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2015
This was bland even after I added garlic salt and more pepper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Love this!!! Read More