Only 15 minutes of prep time and a few hours later, I had the wonderful aroma of homemade potato soup filling the house. This recipe is super easy because you throw all of the ingredients in a crock pot and let it cook. I used a combination of Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled for added nutrition and a large sweet potato. It produced the beautiful golden-colored soup!
Golden Potato Soup
Serves approximately 15
3 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes (peel or leave the skin on, chopped)
1 large sweet potato (peel and chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 TB chicken soup base
8 C water
1 – 8 ounce cream cheese
Topping suggestions: grated cheddar cheese, green onions, fresh chives, crumbled bacon
Add chopped potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, soup base and water to crock pot. Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 8 hours. Once complete, cut cream cheese into small chunks and add to the pot, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes to soften and melt the cream cheese. Stir to thicken the soup and use a potato masher to make the soup smoother consistency if needed.
Serve with the suggested toppings above. This soup will freeze good for later use!!