Wednesday, November 4, 2009

i'm really starting to love my Crockpot!

When i first got my crockpot, i was not pleased. everything kept coming out super dry and i was getting really discouraged. I put it away for awhile, and recently pulled it out and haven't put it back since! Now that i'm home i can monitor it, which i know makes no sense for a crockpot, but the sucker runs really hot. the low setting has stuff boiling!
Well i finally decided to try a soup in the pot. and this week's potato sale at the grocery store spawned this recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
(directions are for stove top- i followed everything up until added the onions, bacon bits etc. at that point i threw everything in the crockpot.)


  • 9 baking potatoes
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits, divided
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  1. Prick potatoes with a fork and cook in the microwave, 3 or 4 at a time, and scoop out the flesh (while the others are cooking).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup bacon bits, 2 tablespoons green onions and most of the cheese. Cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve topped with remaining bacon, onions and cheese.


Pam said...

Oh Patty, this makes me wanna head to your house and plant a wet sloppy kiss right on your lips. Yeah, I said it.

Housewife In Training said...

Come on over Pammycakes :)