How to Make Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This week my family has been struggling with sore throats, coughs and my toddler has been teething. No fun at all. I’ve been busting out the essential oils and teas trying to knock this thing out as naturally as possible. Here is a link to my facebook page discussion of At-Home Remedies. Earlier this week, when I had a day off I thought that everyone would really enjoy and benefit from my crockpot loaded baked potato soup. This is another really good recipe to add some immune boosting ingredients like garlic and Bone Broth if you have any saved. Unfortunately I didn’t have any bone broth leftover and I didn’t really have any time or energy to make it this time around. Sometimes I get tired of loaded baked potato soup (this is one of my husband’s absolute favorite meals) but I think a lot of that has to do with when I was pregnant with my son I had to limit my sodium intake to help with the swelling and this soup does NOT taste good without salt! I love adding garnishes to the dish, it brings out so much more flavor and interest to the dish. And I was right. It really hit the spot. It was so comforting to all the sickies in my house. And my son was even willing to eat it mixed with his rice. Another mom-win for me!
2 1/2 lbs of Russet potatoes
1 small yellow onion
5 cloves of garlic
4 cups of bone broth (or chicken stock)
8 oz of cream cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Garnishes: crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives
Chop potatoes, onion, and garlic. Add to crockpot along with seasoning and bone broth.
Cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 10 hours.
Stir in Cream cheese and allow to melt.
Scoop some soup into the blender, puree and add back into soup until desired texture. (My husband likes to still have some potato chunks in the soup so I don’t completely puree the soup). This last time around my son was down for a nap when the soup was ready to be pureed so I had it sitting for a couple hours on the “Keep Warm” setting which softened the potatoes even more and made it super easy and super quick to puree.
Here is the loaded baked potato soup finished.
Top with your choice of garnishes and serve. Our personal favorites are bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives. Yum!
It tasted so good and was a very comforting meal since we weren’t feeling well. This is one of my husband’s all-time favorite meals and he would literally eat this everyday if I made it everyday. I can never go wrong whenever I decide to make it! There are so many different ways to make potato soup. I hope you like this recipe!