Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Crockpot & Freezer Meal

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Do you love a simple and robust meal that be can frozen and remain just as good for the next day? or even days after? This loaded baked potato soup recipe is an easy (and of course healthy) way to make multiple servings that can last a long time in your freezer!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I absolutely love this time of year. The colors, the crispness of the air, football season (no, I don’t know much about the sport, but I enjoy the hype), and one of my favorite things of all…the flavors and food that come with the fall season!

After a soup-less summer, I am so ready to start making all of my favorite soup recipes again!

It’s also the time of year when I start stocking my freezer back up with meals, so that come winter time, it is already full of hearty lunches and dinners.

Sometimes on a busy night (or simply dreary day) cooking can fall to the bottom of the to-do list. So having a freezer full of meals ready to go can be a lifesaver!

This recipe for loaded baked potato soup just screams fall to me. It is a hearty soup, made in a crockpot (which means it warms your house a bit and fills it with a wonderful aroma), and it is also a great soup to freeze for later.

The base of this soup is simple and wonderful, but what really makes this soup is the toppings! Bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives and green onions are my family’s favorites. It is super wholesome and satisfying!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Double the recipe and freeze half for later. If you have leftovers, pack it in a thermos for lunch. Consider packing it with some homemade cornbread. It compliments this soup perfectly!

 

Loaded Baked Potato Soup - Crockpot & Freezer Meal
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, chopped into large chunks
  • 32oz chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ¾lb ham steak, chopped
Toppings:
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons chives
  • Sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes, chopped ham and onions in bag and freeze until ready to cook.
  2. Thaw slightly and place potatoes, ham and onions in a slow cooker. Add chicken broth, half and half, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese, green onions, chopped bacon, chives and sour cream.

 

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Comments

  1. dawn says

    Do you prefer cook the ham steak first? After cooking to do freeze in bags to prevent frexercise burn?

  2. Clarice says

    I’m new to doing freezer meals and I have a question. Can the soup be made, without garnishes, and THEN frozen and reheated later? I mean, the crockpot version above is totally simple and pretty much effortless, but is there a major reason I shouldn’t make a double or triple batch of soup and freeze portions of it? Something to do with the dairy perhaps?? Thank you!

  3. Courtney says

    How would you thicken this? In the past I’ve used instant potatoes, but now that we have changed our eating habits, instant potatoes aren’t an option. I’m thinking of making a roux and adding it to the crock pot at the beginning? I will let you know how it turns out!

    • says

      You can make a roux or at the end, take 1 cup of soup liquid + a few potatoes and blend into a puree in your blender. remix with soup and now you have a thicker soup!

  4. Cary says

    My family of 6 tried this tonight (I doubled it) and it made enough for all of us with 2 bowls for tomorrow. The flavor was great but we felt like it was a little thin for our taste and needed more potatoes with the broth. I think next time I will increase potatoes, decrease liquid and maybe add the half and half at the end. Just some feedback. Thanks for the recipes.

  5. Amy says

    This looks delicious! Do you have to freeze the potatoes, etc or can you cook from room temperature? Also, do you peel the potatoes or leave skins on?
    Thank you!! We are loving your recipes!!!

  6. Céline says

    Sorry, being a French person living in England I don’t have a clue what half & half is… Could you “translate, please?

  7. Stacey says

    Very cool! I was just telling my oldest daughter (10) the other night that I needed to find a recipe for baked potato soup and she said that sounded interesting. I told her it’s like eating all the deliciousness of a baked potato in a soup with cheese and bacon on top and her eyes got as big as saucers and she begged me to find one and then suggested I check the “momables” website that I love :)

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