Sunday, October 14, 2012

Creamy Potato Soup

Needing a warm easy soup recipe to add to your fall dinners?  This is it!!  I got this simple recipe from a good friend of mine.  We enjoy exchanging recipes and creating dishes for our families.  However, we both work full time.  So, the recipes must be easy with no strange hard-to-find ingredients.  When she told me about this soup I couldn't wait to try it.  It is my new favorite hearty soup dish that will warm you up and please the family.  And you don't even have to peel and cook a single potato!!

(printable recipe)

Ingredients:
30 oz bag of frozen, shredded or cubed hash browns
32 oz container of chicken broth

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup onion, chopped (I used dried onion)

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

8 oz cream cheese (not fat free, it wont melt in)

 

1. In a large pot, combine everything except cream cheese.  Cook over medium heat until heated through.
2. Soften cream cheese in microwave.  Add to soup pot.  Mix in well and heat until thoroughly melted. 
 

** This is great with toppings of cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream
 

** This recipe can also be done in the crockpot.  Put all ingredients, except cream cheese in crockpot.  Cook on low for 4 hours, stir occasionally.  About 1 hour before serving, add in the cream cheese and heat until thoroughly melted.

**  If freezing this soup:  In a large freezer bag, combine everything except cream cheese.  Double up on your freezer bag and squeeze out any air to avoid freezer burn.  Label it and put a date on it. Thaw, put in crockpot or soup pot, and follow above directions.

Source:  "mooched" from a good friend who "mooched" it from Joyful Momma's Kitchen 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!! 

17 comments:

  1. Great soup. The new Food on Friday is all about soup. It would be wonderful if you linked this in. Here's the link . Have a souper duper week!

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  2. This looks delish!!
    We are your newest followers and would appreciate it if you would follow us too.
    Thanks,
    The Busy Bee's.
    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one

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  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Foodie Friends friday. I love potato soup.
    Dawn host and fellow blogger
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday... This looks like an easy way to make potato soup... no peeling potatoes. Remember to come back and vote today... By the way love your picture on this page.

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  6. Stopping by from the Marvelous Mondays link up - love your post! I adore potato soup! I'm pinning this for later :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela. Feel free to link up to my party going on this week too!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  7. LOVE potato soup, thanks for including the directions for both the crock pot and freezing.

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    1. You are very welcome, Kaylee. Thanks for visiting!! Nichi

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  8. My dad absolutely loves potato soup! I'm emailing him your recipe! I know he'll give it a try!
    Thanks for linking up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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  9. So heartwarming and delicious!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  10. Tonight is such a soup and bread night. It is snowing outside and this would be perfect! Looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That Monday" linky party. Have a great day!
    Marcie

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  11. Hi Nichi,
    Your Creamy Potato Soup looks delicious, we would really enjoy it. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. oooh yum! thanks for the freezing tip too! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.

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  13. This looks so delish! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  15. Nichi,
    Oh my this looks heavenly. I love soup, especially potato soup. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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