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Crock Pot Potato Soup

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Crockpot Potato Soup

I love potato soup! Comfort food made easy! I got this from www.myrecipes.com.

3 slices bacon
1 cup onion, chopped
3 pounds baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/4″ slices
cooking spray
1/2 cup water
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
4 teaspoons chives, chopped

1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

2. Place potato slices and onion in a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/2 cup water and next 3 ingredients (through pepper); stir into mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.

3. Mash mixture with a potato masher; stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase heat to HIGH. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives.

Serves 8.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 264 Calories; 8g Fat (26.0% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 328mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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