October 15, 2019 at 1:11 am  •  Posted in Recipe of the Day by

6 large baking potatoes, peeled & cut into 1/2ʺ cubes

1 large onion, chopped

1 qt. chicken broth

3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

¼ C butter

2 ½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 C cream or half & half

1 C cheddar cheese, shredded

3 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped (optional)

8 slices bacon, fried & crumbled

Cheese for sprinkling

Combine the first 7 ingredients and place in a large crock pot.  Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.  Potatoes should be tender.  Using a potato masher, mash mixture until the potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened.  Stir in the cream, chives and cheese.  To serve: sprinkle each serving with sour cream, bacon and more cheese.