Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This yummy recipe for Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a rich and filling dish that you could make thick enough to serve up as a stew, or keep a bit thinner and serve it up as soup. You decide. See what your family enjoys best. Be sure to include big chunks of fresh bread to dip in to the dish, however thick or thin you choose to make it. There is just nothing like dipping bread (or crackers and so on) in to a steaming bowl of hot soup or stew. It just fills you up and makes you feel terrific. A crock pot helps to make the cooking easy, and rich and fresh ingredients mean it will taste delicious. It is still quick and easy to make and eminently affordable.
The recipe cuts the potatoes in to quite small cubes after peeling them. Consider leaving the peel on about one half of the potatoes in order to increase the fiber content for this dish. Potatoes are also a truly great source of various nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium in addition to being an excellent source of dietary fiber (when the skin is left on the potato). There are other great foods in this dish, too. The garlic in this recipe is another potent vegetable. Here, increase the cloves for the recipe to two to three of them, and consider just smashing them. Let the garlic cloves sit for a few minutes to allow oxygen to begin to work on the alliinase compound and increase its nutrient value. Then toss the garlic cloves in the pot, along with their veggie cousin, the onions, also found in this recipe. Together, the garlic and onions offer plenty of nutrition and support for your good health (and the health of every member of the family). Celery is another humble veggie that many of us just toss in the fridge and use here and there, but without much consideration about how good it is for us. Celery is also loaded with dietary fiber, low sodium, zero fat and no cholesterol and action packed with at least a half dozen antioxidants. Celery is a great vegetable to encourage every one in the family to eat. Stuff celery with peanut butter (or whatever is your favorite butter), cream cheese or any filling or sauce that the family enjoys. Leave them out on the kitchen counter, and you will find every one soon start to munch on this fresh and crunchy vegetable. And that can make you feel very good.
This soup is chock full of good things for us to eat. It is rich and filling, and the addition of cream means a lot of calcium and magnesium in addition to great flavor. Make this dish on those cold and wet summer days or winter nights when the weather is bad. Enjoy it soon. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, The Country Cook, by following the link below.
Nutrition Facts for: Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup from The Country Cook
Ingredients: Potatoes, onion, garlic, celery, chicken broth, salt, pepper, half and half cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings *Per Serving: Calories 216, Calories from Fat 38, Total Fat 4.2g 6%, Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%, Cholesterol 11mg 4%, Sodium 934mg 39%, Potassium 1057mg 30%, Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%, Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%, Sugars 4.5g, Protein 6.5g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 76%, Calcium 5%,Iron 8%
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