Everyday Mom's Meals: New Recipe #4- It's Been a Busy Week

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Recipe #4- It's Been a Busy Week

Yes, that's right I accomplished by goal of 1 new recipe/ week....4 times over this week! I'm very proud of myself and very happy that so far we are 3 for 3---all being "keepers" as my boys would say. Tonight's experiment is cheddar potato soup from the Betty Crocker Soups, Stews and Chilies online cookbook (which was a free download if anyone is interested, the link was posted Jan 12th). Adam and I are both hoping this comes close to Bob Evans Cheddar Baked Potato Soup, one of our all time favorites. When I used to work there, Adam would come in for lunch before work and I would load him up w/ soup, and he could never get enough. To this day, we still talk about how much of that soup he ate while I was working!! The nice thing about this one though is it is done in the crock pot, w/o a lot of attention or work from me:) Hopefully #4 will turn out as well or better then 1, 2 and 3 did!!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup
1 32 oz bag frozen southern-style diced hashbrowns
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium stalk celery, diced
2 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 cup water
3 TBS flour
1 cup milk
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup real bacon bits
4 medium green onions, chopped

In crock pot, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to high. Cover, cook 20-30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings w/ bacon and green onions.

Shared on Crock Pot Exchange July 29, 2011
Shared on Gooseberry Patch Sept. 14, 2011
Shared on The Country Cook Oct. 21, 2011


Krista said...

In the words of my husband, "this is dead on". I don't think it could taste any more like the "original" if I tried. It is SO good and probably one of the best recreations I've ever done!

Anonymous said...

this was very easy and delicious-so delicious in fact my husband wants me to make it again after only 1 week-Karen

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

wonderful post... i love a cheesy soup, and thick with potatoes sounds just perfect!

Soup weather coming!

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

perfect soup for these cold months!

Amila said...

wow!!perfect soup!!

Unknown said...


Thanks for sharing today at the soup supper!!

an affair from the heart