Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

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Hey everyone – FYI, Monday’s OVAH! :D

I’m glad you guys were interested in the sprint interval treadmill routine from this morning! This can absolutely be modified to any level, by the way. Don’t feel comfortable going 8, 9 or 10 mph? Scale it back! That’s why I love workout routines – they give me a place to start, then I can customize to fit my needs. :)

I’m actually really glad I got my workout done this morning because it was NASTY out today! We’re talking more snow, more ice and more wind. Luckily, I walked in the door to a dinner that was the exact opposite. It was creamy, hot and nice – Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup!

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Serves 6-8. Based off of this recipe.

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Ingredients:

5 medium-large sized red potatoes, chopped in 1″ pieces

5 cups chicken broth

1/2 large onion, chopped

Salt & pepper

Garlic powder

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup shredded cheese

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup corn kernels

6 strips bacon, cooked & chopped

Directions:

1. Combine potatoes, chicken broth, onion and seasonings in crock pot. Cook on low for 9 hours.

2. Mash potatoes in crock pot and add milk, cheese, butter, corn and bacon. Season to taste with more salt & pepper.

3. Serve garnished with cheese, bacon, scallions, cracked pepper or sour cream!

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I have been searching high and low for years, in search of a good baked potato soup recipe – I think this is it!

  1. It’s made in a crock pot. ‘Nuff said!
  2. It’s souper creamy, flavorful and EASY.
  3. I had all the ingredients already on hand!

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This soup was an absolute breeze to make, and honestly you would not believe how delicious it smelled when I walked in the door. Who know chicken broth, potatoes and some seasoning could smell so good?!

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Looking for more crock pot recipes? Check these out!

So yesterday I made a bold move and cleaned out my freezer. It’s soooo much better (I just typed butter) now. See that little vent in the back? It was completely covered before!

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PLUS, it now contains Fudge Bars. I cringe at the word “lite” – seriously I would feel better if it was spelled “light” – but anyways, these are amazing! Creamy, chocolatey, perfection. They were 3/$5 at the store yesterday, but I showed constraint and only got 2 boxes. ;)

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Alllllrighty –  it’s giveaway winner time! Here are the winners of the Carbs & Coffee Giveaway, part of the Month of Holiday Giveaways!

Starbucks Gift Card Winners:

Brandi: Cold gross weather= comforting coffee! I love starbucks and the environment they have inside the place! Oh and the gingerbread mochas are to die for!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat): I tweeted! I’m possiblymaybe on twitter. I would love to win some starbucks! YUM!! I love Noodles and Company but the closest one to me is about 2 hours away. Such a bummer.

Noodles & Company Winners:

Sara B: The noodles sound great. And they’ll sound even better if they’re free!

Melissa: Wow, tough choice! I love my coffee, but since I just got some from Boca Java (OMG–Maple Bacon Morning Coffee!?!? Insane!), I’ll go for the Noodles GC! I’ve never had anything there that I didn’t like from there! I’m tweeting, too!

Carrie: Noodles, please! I love that place! They have a great, spicy pad thai and I’m dying to try their mac ‘n cheese.

Mary Ann: Oh wow, I would love to win the Noodles Bowl! I have been wanting to try them, every time I go past I read the menu and drool a little.

Katherine: I would love to win the noodles giftcards! I love noodles and there is one right near my house, I can even walk there!

Hooray! Email me at iowagirleats@hotmail.com with your mailing address and soon you’ll be on your way to getting your carb or coffee fix. We’ve got more great giveaways coming up, so stay tuned – ’tis the season!

Well tonight = no Gossip Girl. I know. What, I say WHAT, am I going to do? I don’t think new episodes are on until late January either. The horror!!

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What’s your favorite potato dish?

Mine is the Baked Reggiano Hash Browns served at brunch, at one of my favorite restaurants Granite City. To die for!!

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Comments

  1. yay! sending you an email right now. I am also so bummed about no Gossip Girl tonight. UGH.

  2. VeggieGirl 12.14.2009

    Favorite potato dish = bake potato with cinnamon & coconut butter! :)

  3. Ally 12.14.2009

    I agree…I absolutely LOVE the baked reggiano hash browns at Granite City….delish!

  4. Melissa 12.14.2009

    YAY! So I excited that I won! And I am totally making that soup–I wish I had come home to that tonight! :) Thanks, Kristin!

  5. potato soup is one of my favorites!

    Having it in a crock pot is a plus!

  6. Girl, that potato soup recipe looks GOOD! Save!!!!!!! I love to eat potatoes….any way? Honestly, I love potatoes prepared any which way — haven’t found one I don’t love!

    Congrats to the winners!!!!

  7. Pretty sure I’m getting a crock pot for Christmas…can’t wait to try out some new soups like this!

  8. Katie 12.14.2009

    Lucky winners!

    Congrats.

    Your soup looks creamy and delicious lady!

    New giveaway starting TOMORROW, music, fitness + food – http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

    Drop on by!

    Katie

  9. Melinda 12.14.2009

    The soup looks yummy and just the thing for cold weather. I love to eat a baked potato with cottage cheese and steamed broccoli.

    Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  10. Bridget 12.14.2009

    I hope you don’t mind I copied and pasted that recipe and emailed myself. I can’t wait to make it! I love twice baked potatoes–all time favorite. The weather has taken a turn for the worse. Time to hunker down again!

  11. Sarah 12.15.2009

    Just one potatoe recipe! That is just too difficult! But one of my long time favorites is potatoes gratin with Emmental and ham (preferrably cubed). I once baked it for myself hoping it would last for 2 days. I then proceeded to eat 3/4 of a larger serving dish. It was Fabulous! =0)

  12. Julia 12.15.2009

    I love Bruleed Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Cooking Light recipe), a great combo of sweet and salty, and perfect for holiday dinners!
    Have a great Tuesday!

  13. Mary Ann 12.15.2009

    I won! Yay!

    I think I’m going to make that baked potato soup tomorrow, I have all the ingredients and it sounds great for a cold day. I’m actually not a huge potato fan, they aren’t my number 1 carb pick, but pretty much anything with red potatoes gets my vote.

  14. Sabrina 12.15.2009

    Kristin, that soup looks amAzing!! Do you think you could freeze it? I didn’t know if you could freeze evaporated milk.

  15. EAT! 12.15.2009

    Hi Kristin –

    I am so glad you enjoyed my soup recipe. With the cold weather setting in, I will be making this again soon. I will also be checking out your blog more often to see what workouts you are doing. I am always looking to change things up.

    Take care!

  16. This soup looks incredible!!

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  18. Mikael 12.15.2009

    Congrats to the winners! =)
    Favorite potato dish is funeral potatoes which are famous in Utah. Cheesy, usually with some kind of crunchy breading on top. Yum! Not just for funerals though…

  19. AP 12.15.2009

    I LOVE potatoes anything! It’s the Eastern European in me or something! At any rate, this recipe sounds delish, but since I probably wouldn’t be able to control myself, I might have to ‘low-fat’ a few of the ingredients, then we’re golden. Thanks, as always.

  20. Emily 12.15.2009

    By red potatoes, do you mean those little red potatoes or more like the size of a russet potato? Also, Do you leave the skin on or not? Thanks, looks great!

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  24. Erin 02.23.2010

    So I was able to “veganize” this one and you weren’t kidding about how tasty it is! Yum! And it was totally easy too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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