This was an excellent recipe and was given five stars by my whole family. I didnt have a full eight hours to cook on low so I ended up cooking on high for about the first three and then on low for another three. I was worried that I had chopped my potatoes too small because they had seemed a bit mushy by the time it was done but it all turned out great. I did as other reviewers suggested and blended the cream cheese with a little of the soup and mashed some of the potatoes up too. I still found it a bit to watery for me so I added some cornstarch. (we like it really thick) Also we wanted to use up some left over ham so I cubed and fried some up to top the soup along with some shredded cheese and green onions. This was absoutly excellent (despite my worries of having messed it up) and thank you greatly for sharing!
What a great recipe! I actually cooked mine longer, simply because of my work schedule-more like 11 hours and it was perfect! I think this is a recipe that could easily be adapted to low fat too. We topped ours with shredded sharp cheese, bacon bits and chopped scallions. Delish!!! Thanks for such a super supper. : )
I hardly ever write reviews, but this was out of this world. At first glance, the recipe looked a little plain, so I tweaked it a bit with ingredients I had on hand. I browned pork sausage and threw that in with the potatoes, cream of chicken, and chicken broth. I also added an extra can of cheddar cheese soup, along with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper for a little heat. I threw in frozen carrots after about 6 hours and turned it on high until those were cooked through, and then at hour 7, I used about 2.5 cups of the potato/sausage/broth/carrot mixture and with my emersion blender blended in the cream cheese. That's where the chowder texture came into play. I think this is the BEST thing I have ever made. So easy and delicious!
AWESOME flavor, EASY to make and INCREDIBLE texture. I've made this soup many times since finding this recipe - and it's so easy to change up, according to the ingredients you have on hand. <br/><br/>Husband allergic to chicken - PERFECT with veggie broth and cream of celery soup.
I've made this sooo many times and I just realized I never wrote a review! This is an amazing chowder. I add a can of corn and use low sodium ingredients.After it is cooked I add the cream cheese and use a potato masher to mix it all. <br/>I leave some chunks but we like it mixed well. This is great topped with green onion, bacon,and cheddar cheese, served with cornbread. My mom printed this recipe for her coworkers and everybody raved about it! They even asked me for my password so they could go through my cookbooks!! Thanks for a great recipe and an easy dinner.
Quick and tasty! I used low fat cream cheese.
Very tasty and really easy to make! Made it without any changes. Just like everyone said, it's a little bland. Would probably try to add more ingredients next time. This is a great potato soup base though!
This is the first recipe I've ever usef for a crockpot, unbelievable is the best word I Can use. Its such a simple amazing recipe. I did add sweet potato to mine though, overall I'm extremely happy thanks for a great idea!
I added the white pepper, basil and thyme. Great taste! The only change I would make is less broth or more potatoes for a thicker soup.