Cheesy Potato Soup PLUS
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A delicious and hearty Cheesy Potato Soup with Florentine Vegetables from Life With Lorelai's regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day.
Type: Soup
Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 pounds peeled, chopped Potatoes ($1.50)
  • 1 large package frozen Florentine Vegetables ($1.67)
  • 64-ounces of Chicken Stock ($1.79 with my homemade broth added)
  • 1 Onion, chopped ($.20)
  • 2 teaspoons of Granulated Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 16-oz package of Cream Cheese (or Tofutti)($1.99)
  • Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits, Fried Onions (optional garnishes)
  1. Place Potatoes, Vegetables, Chicken Stock, Onions, Granulated Garlic, Salt, and Pepper into the crock-pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  2. Blend cooked soup with Cream Cheese until smooth.
  3. Garnish with Cheese, Bacon, and Fried Onion as desired.
  4. Enjoy!
Recipe makes at least 8 good-size servings and is AWESOME the next day. Not accounting for seasoning and garnish the meal comes in well under $10, even adding a couple dollars for bread. Tummy filling and money stretching all in one! Let me know if you enjoy it, I’m hungry for it again already.
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