Potato Goodness

12.09.2010

Hey pinners!
It has come to my attention that you are coming to my blog through our mutual friend, pinterest, and I'm so happy to have you here!
Just thought I'd share 3 things before you get to the recipe you're after:
1. I had no idea this recipe would go viral or else I would have cleaned that crock pot and taken the picture in better light. Forgive me. 
2. Paula Dean would never steer us in the wrong direction when it comes to cream cheese, butter and potatoes, 
but she did forget to tell us that this soup is awesome with bacon too.
3. I also blog about photography, projects, faith and my spunky Veda Jane, so feel free to follow along if you'd like!

Here's a recipe that will help you cope with the bitter cold that came on the scene out of nowhere this week! It is comfort food with a capitol "C", so much so that after I ate a bowl last night, I went into a food coma for two hours on the couch and woke up cozy and rested in time for Modern Family. It is called "Jane's Potato Soup" from an issue of Paula Dean, but it is more creamy than soupy so don't think for a second this could be a healthy veggie fix.

1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (I use the squared, southern style)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2c chopped onion
1/3 tsp. ground black pepper
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (softened)
Garnish: minced green onion (I add cheese here as well, and I'd add bacon if I had it)


I a slow cooker, combine potatoes, broth, soup, onion, and pepper. 
Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours.
Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined. 
Garnish with green onion if desired.


48 comments:

sarah said...

I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS, CREAMY GOODNESS!

amanda said...

made it, loved it, and then i napped. =)

Mosey said...

heyyy this is that soup you made when we had dinner! wish we had done so more often when we were in b'ham :)
congrats again!!! you'll be the greatest momma!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this!! I found it on pintrest! I am making it tonight for supper... sooo easy! I think i am going to add some cooked ham to it when I add the cream cheese, to make it a little more hardy!

Anonymous said...

Just made this for dinner tonite.... Delicious! Even our little 2 pickiest eaters loved it! :]

Anonymous said...

Trying this today, had to tweak it a little for my vegetarian hubby, all vegetable soup! I'm sure it will be yummy anyway :)

Jamie :) said...

Just made this tonight!!!! YUMMO :) It was extremely simple and delish! I did use fresh potatoes though because I had them on hand and not the frozen ones (just cubed them). I also made garlic cheese biscuits (like red lobster) and dipped them in the broth!!! I have 3 kids that aren't big fans of soups and they all loved it too. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made it but the liquid evaporated before the time allotted for cooking.

Racheal Cologne said...

:( I thought it was bland.

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

So glad you guys are enjoying it! Wish I could take credit for it :)

Jamie- I can't believe you used fresh potatoes, I'm impressed!

Love the idea of adding ham too!

Racheal Cologne said...

Ok scratch that!!! I completely skimmed over letting the cream cheese cook in it for 30 minutes. It was Devine!!!!!! :-) I also used fresh potatoes it was what I had on hand. I should have cut them into smaller pieces but it was still amazing!

Racheal Cologne said...

Ok scratch that!!! I completely skimmed over letting the cream cheese cook in it for 30 minutes. It was Devine!!!!!! :-) I also used fresh potatoes it was what I had on hand. I should have cut them into smaller pieces but it was still amazing!

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

Racheal I'm glad you figured out what went wrong! I wondered how it would have been bland- though I have heard of a few people using seasoned potatoes and loving it too! I mean, melt cream cheese into ANYTHING and it will be amazing :)

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

Racheal I'm glad you figured out what went wrong! I wondered how it would have been bland- though I have heard of a few people using seasoned potatoes and loving it too! I mean, melt cream cheese into ANYTHING and it will be amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Making it tonight

Navy_EOD_Wife said...

Thank you for posting your recipie and thank you to whoever pinned it. I am making it now only I altered it just a tad. I doubled the broth, did 1 can cream of chicken, 1 can cheese soup, and 1 can cream of celery. I also added two packages of diced, cooked bacon. It will be ready in about 4 hours, just in time for dinner and we are inviting friends over as well.

JamieHurt said...

Tried this tonight it was delicious! I added some bacon bits and cheddar cheese as toppings :) yum!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add that chunks of Ham and Green Beans are good in this too!!

sweetmelbelle31 said...

How many servings does this make?

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

4-6 servings, depending on your portions!

lauren.oneil said...

This recipe is amazing and has been deemed a "hubby favorite"! I used a table spoon of onion powder in place of the chopped onion and added bacon, celery, and carrots. I also served with cheddar bay drop biscuits and it was really great! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

I see in your description you say "butter", but I did not see it listed in the ingredients. Did I miss something? In my crock pot now... looks and smells delish!

Racheal Bruce said...

Can i add carrots and celery, like some restaurants do??and when should i add them do you think?

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

Hey Racheal, I'd say go for it! It looks like everyone is loving their variations. I'd just throw them in at the beginning, but maybe add a little extra chicken broth (or water) so there is enough liquid to cook them!

lauren said...

Have u ever doubled this recipe in the crockpot? Looks delicious!

Vickie Hubert said...

Jamie.... I'd love to have you roll recipe... Will you share it? :)

KFAMILY said...

I'm eating this right now. It's not bad. Not as good as other recipes, but certainly easy. The kiddos like it because it is so plain. I think next time I will use a can of cheddar cheese soup ilo the cream of chicken and add a bag of steamed broccoli. I made this while touring the country in my 5th wheel with 4 kiddos sans husband on a one-year roadtrip while Honey's deployed. I like easy meals on the road, and this one certainly counts! Thanks for sharing!

Lily of the Valley said...

I came here from pinterest, and I love the opening part you added! Thanks for the recipe, and ill have to explore your blog some!

Lily of the Valley said...

I came here from pinterest, and I love the opening part you added! Thanks for the recipe, and ill have to explore your blog some!

Lily of the Valley said...

I came here from pinterest, and I love the opening part you added! Thanks for the recipe, and ill have to explore your blog some!

Lily of the Valley said...

I came here from pinterest, and I love the opening part you added! Thanks for the recipe, and ill have to explore your blog some!

Rachel said...

Anybody have a clue IF and how long you would cook it on high?

Francine said...

Add broccoli , carrots and bacon .... The BEST ever!!!!
Double or triple recipe and freeze in 2 cup portions reheats like freshly made!!!!

Sweet Dreamin' said...

I am also here from Pinterest :) That is awesome that it's so wildly popular! And rightfully so I say! I used this pin in my new blog, "All I really need to know I learned from Pinterest" :) (I did change it a little, but credited you and your recipe for the inspiration :)- I left a link to the pin, and also to the page in your blog)If you would care to check it out here is the link :)http://needtoknowpinterest.blogspot.com/2012/10/crock-pot-loaded-baked-potato-soup-and.html

I totally love your blog so far!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

I've made this for the family two times now, and it's SO good! Everybody in the house loves it.. the 4 year old, the 53 year old and everyone in between :)

sarahprichard said...

Made this this week. I added a small minced garlic clove at the beginning. I didn't have green onion but I garnished with crispy bacon and cheddar. Very very good!

Dana said...

I misread and put the cream cheese in at the beginning! Hope it's OK!

Jyl said...

Dana - Me too! Oops! Hope it turns out alright.

Daliene said...

Found your pin on Pinterest and made this soup tonight. It was DELICIOUS!! Thanks for sharing. Fun to find your blog. :) Going back for seconds now.

Jamie Dever said...

Sure!
2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 450. Mix above ingredients together. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Makes approx. 9-10 biscuits. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
When biscuits are done mix 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 1 teaspoon garlic salt. Brush over warm biscuits. Enjoy!!!

Lee in Pre said...

I made this soup tonight- SO GOOD! I know I'll make it again. Thanks.

Mandy said...

Found on Pinterest too ... it's in the crock pot right now. Smells fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

april said...

The only change I made was to sautee the onions in a little butter before adding them. I dont like having a really strong onion flavor so this seems to help. Still giving an onion flavor without being over powering. I also add a little salt. Its sooo good!

april said...

The only change I made was to sautee the onions in a little butter before adding them. I dont like having a really strong onion flavor so this seems to help. Still giving an onion flavor without being over powering. I also add a little salt. Its sooo good!

Melissa Machado said...
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~Adria said...

How many servings does this make?

~Adria said...

How many servings does this make?

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