A few days ago, I found a 20lb. bag of red potatoes on clearance for $3.99. Since we didn’t have any red potatoes, we love red potatoes and they’re usually way more expensive than that, I grabbed them!
So, I realized when I got home that I already had quite a few Idaho potatoes, some golden potatoes, and 2 bags of sweet potatoes already here. Um…yeah. Maybe we didn’t need more potatoes after all. Maybe I should be more diligent about knowing what I already have on hand. Oh well.
My next task…figuring out a way for us to eat lots of potatoes so they don’t all go bad! Anyway, my hubby suggested that I make potato soup. But I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the Creamy Crockpot Potato Soup, so I started scouring the internet for a new recipe.
I searched a little more and I ended up fusing 2 or 3 different recipes. It’s very close to the one above, except with a few tweeks…and more (not ingredients…but quantity…hehe)!
And I have to say…it might have been the best potato soup we’ve ever had! It was superb! Here’s my (adjusted) recipe!Print
- 10–12 cups of chicken broth**
- 6 lbs. of red potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
- (2) 8 oz. bricks of cream cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 6–8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- green onion (optional)
- **Instead of chicken broth, I started using and prefer to use Better than Bouillon Chicken Base mixed with water. I use about 1 Tbsp. of Better than Bouillon per 4 cups of water… maybe a little more or less!?
- First, peel and dice the potatoes and the onion.
- In a (very) large pot, add potatoes and spices to broth and boil for about 20 minutes.
- When potatoes are fork tender, mash some with a potato masher (you can make it as creamy or lumpy as you like).
- Add cream cheese (cut into slices) and heavy cream to the mix and stir until melted and creamy.
- Turn heat down to low and simmer 20-30 minutes more until thickened. Top with crumbled bacon.