What’s Cookin? Manic Monday- Lets Go Make Some Soup 10/29: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup.

Oh, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 quarts water ~ hot (not boiling)
small onion – chopped fine
2 cloves garlic
8 – 10 medium potatoes (peeled and cut in 1/2 inch chunks)
Chicken Base powder
1 cup milk
12 oz shredded cheese

Additional Toppings if desired (get creative). Some of our favorites include – Real Bacon Bits, Sour Cream, Chip Dip, Chives, Cheese and green onions.

Preparation:

Add 4 quarts hot water to crock pot. Add enough chicken base powder to desired flavor. Add potatoes, onion and garlic. Cover and cook on high for 5 – 6 hours, until potatoes are soft. Mash potatoes ( I use hand masher) until all potatoes are fine pieces. Add 1 cup milk and 12 oz shredded cheddar cheese. Stir well. (if you want soup any thicker, slowly add instant mashed potatoes, if you are not careful, you will have loaded mashed potatoes, if that happens, just thin with more milk)

Serve in bowls topped with sour cream (we used ranch dip), real bacon bits and more cheese. Enjoy!!

Source: MoneySavingMichele

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