Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Loaded Potato Soup

This wonderfully rich and thick chowder-like soup was given to me by a dear friend named Mary Moline. My kids grew up calling it "Mary Moline Soup", and it was a favorite on cool, crisp days of fall, or those long grey winter days when something that would "stick to your ribs" and warm you up was in order. This is is no way low fat or low cholesterol!

What you will need:

2 cans Cream of Potato Soup

1 pound bacon *

1 1/2 cup wild rice ( I use Uncle Ben's Wild Rice)

1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

2 cups Velveeta Cheese

2 TB onion

2 Pints Half and Half

3/4 cup grated carrots

* Ham may be substituted for bacon

I make mine in the crock pot and let it slow cook.

  • While browning the bacon, I grate my carrots, mince onion, and cube the Velveeta.

  • Mix these together with the 2 cans of soup and half and half into the crock pot and stir

  • Drain bacon and crumble into mixture

  • Add wild rice and almonds.

Let this slow cook throughout the day, and stir occasionally. Add water if needed - this tends to thicken up as it cooks.




  1. WHOA!!!! If this doesn't stick to your ribs...nothing will!

    Thanks for sharing this hearty, perfect for a brisk Autumn day soup!

  2. Yum Yum Yummy! I love all that fat stuff.Thanks for sharing Janelle.:)

  3. I've never tried it with ham, coz I like the way bacon flavors it!
    I left the almonds out this time too, and it's still good!
    Let me know how yours turns out when you make it..


  4. YUM!! I cannot wait to try this....the more cook it and leave it, the better!

  5. Thank you Janelle (and Mary Moline too)! I can't wait to try this. I love Potato Soup, but this isn't just any Potato Soup, not with that much bacon, I know it'll be delicious. Thanks for sharing.


  6. oh mama ♥

    Man alive, this sounds good!!! I'm definately making this soon - and like you, I think I'll omit the nuts too!

    how do you spell slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp ??

  7. Oh Janelle,
    You are sooo bad.
    I know I will love this soup before I even taste it cause it has all the stuff I should NOT be eatin' in it.
    How long do you slow cook it for...I am going to give it a whirl..To heck with calories!

    Warm Hugs & thank Mary too,

  8. Oh Janelle this sounds yummy! I cant wait to try it!!!

  9. OMG!!! The soup looks so good and warming when it gets colder,BUT,Your mantle with the dolls,are, no words can I think of.Your porch and chandelier,all fantastic.Your decorating skills really are to die for.I'm so amazed by it all.Hugs Marie Antionette

  10. OH gosh, this sounds awesome. One silly question tho, do you pre-cook the rice? And, does the bacon get soggy? Come visit me on my blog when you get a chance and let me know.


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