Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Smells Like Home

Ready in: 380 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 360 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon, chopped
    Meat
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    Baking
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    Produce
  • ½ cup heavy cream
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 medium onion, minced
    Produce
  • 3 scallions, sliced, for serving
    Produce
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups), plus extra for serving
    Cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh or ¾ tsp dried thyme, minced
    ?

Steps

  • Add the bacon to a 12-inch skillet and cook over medium heat until crisp.
  • Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, cool, and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and add the onions, garlic, thyme, and teaspoon salt to the fat. Cook over medium heat until the onions have softened, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the chicken stock/broth, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Transfer the contents of the pan to the crock pot, stir in the remaining stock/broth and potatoes. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, until the potatoes are fork-tender.Spoon 2 cups of potatoes from the crock pot into a bowl and mash until smooth. Stir the cheese into the soup until melted then stir in the mashed potatoes and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the crock pot to high for 5 minutes to allow the soup to heat through.
  • Serve the soup topped with extra cheese, crumbled bacon, and scallions (or anything else you love your baked potato topped with!).

Nutrition

  • Calories: 317.15  cal  (15.86%)
  • Fat: 26.87  g  (41.34%)
  • Saturated Fat: 13.38  g  (83.6%)
  • Carbohydrates: 5.85  g  (1.95%)
  • Sugar: 1.02  g  (1.13%)
  • Cholesterol: 68.75  mg  (22.92%)
  • Sodium: 599.38  mg  (26.06%)
  • Protein: 13.75  g  (27.5%)
  • Phosphorus: 238.91  mg  (23.89%)
  • Calcium: 227.65  mg  (22.76%)
  • Selenium: 10.54  µg  (15.05%)
  • Vitamin B3: 2.94  mg  (14.7%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.2  mg  (11.65%)
  • Vitamin A: 557.42  IU  (11.15%)
  • Vitamin K: 10.66  µg  (10.15%)
  • Zinc: 1.43  mg  (9.52%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.52  µg  (8.68%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.11  mg  (7.61%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.14  mg  (7.07%)
  • Potassium: 234.0  mg  (6.69%)
  • Copper: 0.1  mg  (4.8%)
  • Iron: 0.76  mg  (4.21%)
  • Magnesium: 16.41  mg  (4.1%)
  • Folate: 14.63  µg  (3.66%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.34  mg  (3.45%)
  • Manganese: 0.06  mg  (2.84%)
  • Vitamin C: 2.19  mg  (2.65%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.39  mg  (2.6%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.39  µg  (2.58%)
  • Fiber: 0.42  g  (1.67%)

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