Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
Makes12 servings (3 quarts)
How interesting to put cream cheese in potato soup. My crockpot must get a little hotter than most on low heat. I only had to cook the potatoes for 5 hours. The last thing you want is mussy potato soup, So watch the cook time.
I love the ease of this recipe! I substituted cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken (I used two cans) and since I used low-sodium chicken broth, I added kosher salt to taste and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce at the end of cooking. I also threw in a few slices of American cheese along with the cream cheese and used a whisk to combine it. This soup is so simple to put together! We garnished ours with crumbled bacon and sharp cheddar. Everyone loved it!
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This is so good!! I added a TBsp of Worcestershire sauce, increased the onion a bit, added shredded carrots and diced red bell pepper. Yummy!
Okay this soup is yummy!! I made it a little different because I'm a vegetarian, using vegetable broth and cream of mushroom soup (i also put some vegetarian bacon on top which was so yummy). I also just put it in a pot and cooked it that way (don't have a slow cooker) it cooked in about 20 minutes and was sooo yummy!!
I make this soup also, but to make it even easier, I use a bag of frozen home fries potatoes, the ones cut in small cubes. I also chop a stalk of celery, and grate a carrot, to flavor the broth, as well as the chopped onion. Yummy!!
First, I would suggest to Nanette, try using whipped cream cheese available most anywhere block cream cheese is sold. I've made this a few ties now and have made a few modifications I like even better. For example, try substituting Cream of Mushroom Soup for Cream of Chicken. I also like adding 2 diced cloves of garlic, thickening with instant mashed potatoes and I topping each bowl with shredded cheddar cheese. I also like to keep my bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce close by. :-)
Skip the cream cheese. Could not get It to melt even after softening in the microwave and having slow cooker on high. I tasted it before adding the cream cheese and it was delicious without it. I wish I had not added as it just left pieces through the soup which was not good.
I used a bag of frozen diced potatoes. Saute them until soft and then followed the recipe. Quicker but still tastes great.
Made this as is, except I added some garlic (personal preference). After the cream cheese melted, it was still a little thin, so I added a few tablespoons of instant potato flakes and it was perfect! Topped with cheese, bacon and chives. Great on a cold evening!