Sunday, December 14, 2014

Vegetarian Crock Pot Potato Soup

Last month, I shared 15 Crock Pot Soups for Fall and Winter and I've been working to try all of them myself. However, my hubby is not a fan of soup as a meal and working them into my menu plan is tough. Last week, though, hubby was out of town for business and I needed a couple crock pot recipes, so I went to the list and decided to try the potato soup. After taking another look at the ingredients, I realized it would not work for my 12 year old vegetarian daughter because it called for chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. So, I scoured Pinterest and looked at several more potato soup recipes, but I just couldn't find quite the right one. So, I decided to create it myself!

I took components from a couple different recipes, made a few vegetarian substitutions and Voila!! It was delicious, if I do say so myself. In fact, my middle daughter proclaimed, "This tastes just like the potato soup at the restaurants, Mommy!" and then went back for seconds. It was so good, I decided I need to share it with all of you for this month's Sunday Supper. It would be the perfect meal on a cold winter evening! (Even if you aren't a vegetarian.)

Vegetarian Crock Pot Potato Soup

~1 bag (32 oz) Southern Style Hash Browns 
(They are cubed instead of shredded. I used Ore Ida)

~1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup

~1 box (32 oz.) Vegetable Broth
(Can use chicken broth if it doesn't have to be vegetarian)

~1 small onion, chopped

~salt and pepper

~1 block (8 oz) cream cheese 
(you really need to use the whole fat kind so it will melt properly.)

~1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Toss the potatoes, soup, broth, onion, salt, and pepper into the crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. About 20 minutes before serving, add in the cream cheese and shredded cheese so they can melt. Serve topped with additional shredded cheese, green onions, and bacon bits as desired.


Janine Huldie said...

Does look delicious and yup another one by you I will so be trying. Thanks, Lisa :)

Rea Alducente said...

Hmmm, looks very yummy and perfect for the cold weather! I love potatoes!

Tamara Bowman said...

That's very creative! And while I'm sure vegetarian potato soups exist, I love that you made your own when the others weren't right.
Can you send me some? (joking)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Hope you like it!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Wish I could - we ate all!!! :-) Come for a visit and I'll make you whatever you want!

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