Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

2 potatoes

3 T. butter

2 C. chopped white onion

2 T. all-purpose flour

4 C. chicken stock

2 C. water

1 1/2 C. instant mashed potato flakes

1 t. salt

3/4 t. pepper

1/2 t. basil

1/8 t. thyme

1 C. half-n-half

1/2 cup shredded cheddar

1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and cubed

2 green onions, chopped

Peel and dice potatoes and boil until almost tender. Drain. Meanwhile, cook bacon and chop onions. Melt butter in skillet and saute onion until tender. Mix one cup of water with 2 T. flour. Add this mixture to the butter/onions. Stir to blend well. It should thicken the mixture some.

Put drained potatoes, chicken stock, 1 cup water and onion mixture in crockpot. Add bacon, half & half, pepper, basil, salt, and potato flakes. Stir.

Cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours. Serve with cheddar cheese on top and green onions if desired.


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