Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gluten Free–Best Potato Soup EVER!

I had planned to blog about my healthier version of spinach artichoke dip today, but then I tasted a bowl of heaven last night and knew…this recipe could not wait!

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Best part of this bowl of heaven? It cooked in a crock pot on low for 10 hours! Seriously?! I love crock pot meals!

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I was surprised by the depth of flavor in this soup. When I added everything to the pot that morning, I thought “Fingers crossed”, and put the lid on it. Man oh man, I had no idea how delicious this soup would be!

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Lick the bowl good!

Gluten Free Crockpot Potato Soup

adapted from Mama Loves Food via Pinterest

You’ll need:

5lbs Russet Potatoes, washed but NOT peeled. Diced into 1/2 inch(ish) cubes
1 large yellow onion, diced
10 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
8 cups gluten free chicken stock (be sure gluten free! I used Pacific)
2 bars (16 oz) cream cheese (I used one fat free and one low fat bar)

Toppings: green onion, cooked bacon, cheddar cheese

Seasoning Salt or Steak Seasoning (I used Steak Seasoning)

You’re going to need a big crock pot for this recipe, it makes a TON of soup. If you don’t have a big one – half the recipe!

Into the crockpot: diced potatoes, onion, garlic, stock, and 1/2 tbsp. of your chosen seasoning. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours.

Once it’s cooked all day, you’re ready for the last steps. Cube your cream cheese into 2 inch cubes, and stir in to the crock pot. Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup in the crock pot.

Don’t have an immersion blender? Don’t add the cream cheese into the crockpot, put in your blender with 1/3 of your soup and the garlic - blend. Then reincorporate back into the crockpot. This will leave you with a chunkier soup…so I recommend getting an immersion blender!

Toppings! I suggest cooked bacon, green onion, and cheddar cheese. Also yummy: sautéed mushroom.

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I can’t stress how much soup this makes! I had one bowl, Parrish had two and we have EIGHT containers of leftovers!

Anyone have any knowledge about freezing? Could I freeze this soup? Is there a particular container that would do better?

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I also can’t stress how DELICIOUS this soup is!!

Try it, Love it, Lick the bowl.


big and lil c said...

Hey GHM,
It's Carla and little C! I started reading your blog the other day during middle of the night nursing rounds :) I love it! You have a great voice and it makes me want to eat everything you make. Unfortunately my screen name should be "dairy hates my daughter" so I won't be making any til I stop nursing :( especially cuz that soups sounds soooooo good. But I was gonna suggest freezing the soup in quart size ziploc baggies. That's what I do with my fresh stocks and pasta sauces, and it works great.
Good luck, and gotta go
Big and lil C

Gluten Free said...

Yummy ! this is delicious recipe. This is looking so good , its really nice blog.Thanks for sharing this blog and I love potato soup. This is really amazing...........
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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I am newly diagnosed and learning gluten free living. We have a potluck lunch at work this week and I want to feel like I can participate along with everyone else, so I am making this soup! It is great to see an EASY gluten free option. Love crock pot meals and so far, haven't found many gluten free ones. This is a lifesaver! I also recommend cooling the soup and freezing it in Ziploc freezer bags. Don't do off brand!! Learned that lesson the hard way! Can't wait to make this!

Anonymous said...

By cream cheese, do you mean like Philadelphia cream cheese? If so, is it really GF? I hope so because I love it!!! And can't wait to try this soup. Thanks!

iampalegreen said...

I have that same recipe pinned!! I haven't made it yet, but it looks and sounds amazing!!

Tiffany said...

Hi there,

I'm new to being gf so it was nice to find your blog. Why do you suggest keeping the skins on? Does it help the potatoes retain moisture or do you like the texture/flavor of the skin? I don't like the skin but am worried I'll mess it up if I peel them.

Marlow said...

The skins help with texture and add fiber but it will be fine without them! When my sister makes this soup she uses the Simply Potatoes found in the dairy case at the grocery store.

Anonymous said...

Is it 2 16oz (32) cream cheese or 16 oz

Robert P said...

New to GF but this sounds better than my soup.. thank you!