I mentioned my adult braces struggle last year in this post, which also happened to feature a slow cooker recipe (spoiler: I made today’s recipe in a slow cooker). And, although I am just a couple of months away from the finish line, my orthodontist is “detailing” and “refining” my bite so…pain. Cue the smoothies, applesauce, and soup. Today, I’m sharing another staple in my soft foods rotation. It’s much easier to make than it looks and is the ultimate comfort food. Meet my roasted garlic potato soup, y’all. 🙂
Whether or not you’re in braces, I think everyone can appreciate a good bowl of comforting bowl of soup–especially This soup in particular is full of flavor and saved me at lunchtime every day for a week. It’s the perfect fall soup. Inside are packed such things as roasted garlic, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, and, of course, potatoes. Since it’s a slow cooker recipe, you don’t have to monitor it very much at all. I got quite a lot done while this cooked and bubbled away. Here’s a little tip: This soup can go from zero to mashed potatoes real quick so don’t overcook it. This roasted garlic potato soup is similar to a loaded baked potato soup, in case you’re looking for a point of reference. It makes for a great starter if you’re hosting a dinner party or maybe date night. All the flavors make will make it seem like you put a lot of effort into and nobody has to know you didn’t!
I especially love to make this dish when the weather is chilly–which isn’t very often in Houston. Nothing beats curling up with a steaming bowl of this roasted garlic potato soup and a good book…or a Netflix binge. 🙂 The roasted garlic flavor is really what takes this over the top. And if you’re a fan of it, this roasted garlic and brown butter mac & cheese is a must! Another dish you might want to give a spin are my garlic mashed potatoes they’re easy to make and a regular in our Thanksgiving spread for good reason.
What do you think of this roasted garlic potato soup? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂 AND I highly recommend you check out all of my yummy slow cooker recipes while you’re at it. Thanks for reading!
Easy, creamy, slow cooker potato soup with rich flavors and textures.
- 5 pounds red potatoes
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 head garlic
- 30 ounces chicken broth
- 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup heavy cream
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the top of a head of garlic and place on pan then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop potatoes into one-inch cubes. Set aside.
Melt butter in a skillet and add onions. Cook down until translucent and browned (about 8 minutes).
Remove garlic from oven. Separate, peel, and smash roasted garlic cloves into a kind of paste.
Add potatoes, garlic, onion, sea salt, white pepper, and broth to a slow cooker. Cook on high for about two and a half hours.
Using a hand immersion blender or a potato masher, smash potatoes to desired consistency.
Stir in cream and bacon then cover and cook for another twenty to thirty minutes.
Garnish with more crumbled bacon and green onion when serving.