Crock Pot Potato Soup

Now that it’s winter time, every one wants something nice and warm for dinner. Some comfort food. One of my favorite winter time dinners is potato soup. It’s yummy and it’s one of those meals that, as my dad would say, ‘sticks to the ribs’. That basically means it’s a good hearty meal that will fill you up and keep you full.  The best thing about this recipe, is that you can throw it in the crock pot and forget about it for a while until dinner time! Here’s the recipe that my mom and I have always used, but feel free to spice it up a bit to your liking!

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen hash browns. You can find them at almost any grocery store in the frozen foods section, but you could easily dice your own potatoes if you’d like.

28 oz chicken broth

1 can cream of chicken soup

salt

pepper

8 oz cream cheese

Optional:

Bacon Bits

Shredded Cheese

Chives for Garnish

Directions:

Combine the hash browns or your dice potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, salt and pepper in the crock pot and cook on low for 5 hours. 30 minutes before serving, add your block of cream cheese and stir occasionally to give your soup a creamy texture. You can top with shredded cheese and chives if you wanna make it fancy. My dad usually mixes in a generous handful of shredded cheddar into his for even more creamy deliciousness! I prefer bacon bits in mine. They could be store bought, packaged bacon bits, or bacon that you fried up at home and crumbled in. Either way, I feel like the bacon adds a different texture element and a nice flavor to the soup. Of course, feel free to make it your own, get creative, and stay warm this winter!

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