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The Best Baked Potato Soup!

Seriously guys, this soup is awesome.  It it so perfect to warm you up on a cold fall day!  We had a cold front come though here after Hurricane Sandy and everyone was freaked.  Cold in Florida is 60 degrees by the way. Funny after coming from cold Virginia winters!  You should have seen the sweat shirts and hoodies flying off the racks though!

Anyway, I looked all over for a good potato soup recipe to use and found this.  I picked this one because it is made with cream cheese instead of heavy cream.  I made a huge pot of it and left it in the crockpot for everyone to eat all day.  It was soooooooo good and perfect on cool fall day!  You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Baked Potato Soup
5 lbs Russet potatoes washed, unpeeled, and cut into 1 inch cubes (I did peel mine… didn’t want to give the kiddos and excuse to turn their nose up)
1 medium yellow onion
5 tsp minced garlic (above 10 cloves)
64 oz chicken stock or broth
16 oz softened cream cheese
1 Tb Seasoned Salt
Garnishes of your choice:  I love bacon crumbles, shredded cheese, and green onions

***Add all the ingredients except the cream cheese to the crock pot and cook on high for 5 to 6 hrs.  Puree the cream cheese and half of the soup in the blender and pour back into crock pot (I admit I did not do this since I wanted my potato soup to be extra chunky… I just added the cream cheese straight to the crock pot).   Stir well and serve with whatever toppings you want.

So, so good… I am craving another bowl!

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