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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This easy baked potato soup recipe requires only 20 minutes of prep time. Let your slow cooker do all the hard work here!


8 - 8 serving

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  • 4 scallions
  • 4 baking potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 qt. chicken broth
  • 1 c. half-and-half
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar divided
  • Cooked crumbled bacon


Chop white parts of scallions; reserve green parts. In 5- to 7-qt. slow cooker, combine potatoes and chopped scallions; add broth.  

Cover; cook on low 5−6 hrs. until potatoes are tender. Cool soup; purée. Return to slow cooker. 

Stir in half-and-half and 1 cup cheese. Cover; cook 30 min. Season with salt and pepper. Slice scallion greens. Serve soup with bacon, remaining cheese, and scallion greens. 

Health bonus: Curb cravings with potatoes. These starchy favorites deliver a trio of nutrients that trigger the release of appetite-suppressing hormones. 

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