Rating: 4.78 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Thick, creamy potato soup with cheese, bacon, and sour cream. All the fixings. The way momma always made it but slow cooker style!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine potatoes, chicken stock, onion, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker. Cook on High until potatoes are tender, about 4 hours.

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  • Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and wipe out most of the grease from the skillet.

  • Puree potatoes in the slow cooker with an immersion blender until smooth. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the cooked bacon, set temperature to Low, and cook for 1 to 2 hours.

  • Melt butter in the skillet over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and sour cream and whisk until thickened. Pour into the slow cooker and cook on Low for 1 more hour.

  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with remaining bacon, remaining Cheddar, sour cream, and scallions.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a potato masher instead.

Nutrition Facts

647 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 50.3g; fat 42.2g; cholesterol 137.2mg; sodium 1087.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2020
Guess I am the first. A very tasty and hearty soup perfect for the damp cold nights we having here now. The ingredients called for garlic powder, but nothing more mentioned of it in instructions. I opted to add during the second stage, when adding adding the bacon and cheese to the mashed potatoes. Will definitely be making again. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2020
Guess I am the first. A very tasty and hearty soup perfect for the damp cold nights we having here now. The ingredients called for garlic powder, but nothing more mentioned of it in instructions. I opted to add during the second stage, when adding adding the bacon and cheese to the mashed potatoes. Will definitely be making again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2020
I put ham in it instead of bacon only because I was tired and didnt feel like cooking it. Lol Did my own tweeking and I impressed myself! Next time, will use bacon! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2020
Perfect taste...used garlic clove instead of powder ... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2020
I struggled to find a Baked Potato soup that I love. I found it!!! I added onion powder and celery salt for a little more flavor but otherwise this is now my go to!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2020
Excellent!! Easy to make and turned out great!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2020
Made a larger batch than the recipe called for, left out the carrots and vinegar and used chicken broth to achieve a nice, creamy, hearty consistency. Flavor was perfect, very much like restaurant-quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
I used a white onion, two boxes of chicken bouillon to make it more soupy, chopped tops of one bunch of green onion for color, and one clove of shallot. The shallot ready adds a wonderful nuisance to the overall flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
Best I have made! I've tried other recipes but they were too runny. This had the perfect consistency. I did not add sour cream and I used chives instead of scallions. That's the only 2 ingredients I changed. Can't wait to make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2021
Turned out better than I expected. I'll be making it again... and again... and again. PS: As another reviewer mentioned, the garlic powder isn't mentioned in the steps. I added it in the first step with the salt and pepper. Read More