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All Day Mashed Potato Soup Filled With Yummies

Updated on November 28, 2017
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Patricia is a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter whose passion is to put into writing things she feels and experiences.


“I bought a big bag of potatoes and it's growing eyes like crazy. Other foods rot. Potatoes want to see.”

— Bill Callahan
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Potatoes are a food that so many of us enjoy. They are such a versatile food that they are often found in the pantries of most of us any time of the year.

Likewise, soup is a food that we enjoy often. It warms us all the way through and often reminds us of a time long ago when we first had the particular soup we now enjoy.

No story accompanies this soup. It came out of a need to use up some mashed potatoes that I had left over from a meal last year. And now I am sharing it with you.

All Day Simmering....

This soup is not a hurry-up soup. It does take time and should be prepared on a day when your schedule is free and you are willing to devote the time to allow all of the ingredients to slosh around in a crock pot for most of the day.

Tips to help make this spectacular

A few hints before you read the ingredients and instructions:

  • Place about 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock in your crock pot before you begin any other steps. Follow directions as given below.
  • If you do not have left over mashed potatoes, about three cups, then you will want to cook about 8-10 small to medium potatoes until soft. You can leave the skin on if desired. Then make mashed potatoes out of them using a little of the potato water for the liquid. Do not add extra milk at this time. Stir into broth.
  • Cut about 8 slices of bacon into small pieces with your kitchen shears. Cook till done but not crisp. Add to potato mixture.
  • Finely chop 1/8 of an onion and add to mixture as well.Set crock pot on low and allow to cook for the rest of the day.
  • Some of these directions will be repeated a bit in the recipe capsule below but I did not want there to be any confusion so have added this explanation for your use.

Getting Organized


Chopping Idaho potatoes for mashed potatoes


A Lovely Loaded Potato Soup YUMMMM

Potatoes Ready to Be Mashed


Do you know....potatoes are not just for eating...

  • Grated potato with the abundance of juice generated by grating is excellent for sunburns calms the burn and brings relief.

Grate and lay on the burned skin until it the potato turns dark. Repeat.

It cools and soothes the tender skin.

My Momma used this on all of us kids more than once. Aaaahhhh.

Cook Time

Prep time: 8 hours
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 8 hours 25 min
Yields: Serves 6-8


  • 8-10 small to medium Idaho potaotes, small chop
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • dash pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into small pieces, cooked till done but not crisp
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 small red potatoes, partially skinned, chopped
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozarella or shsarp chedar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion, for ganish
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped small, fried till crisp, for garnish
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, can be used instead of sour cream

Probably more truth to this for most of us than we might want to admit ..

"Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort."

Dolly Parton

Mashed Potatoes


Finely Chopped Sweet Onion


Red Potatoes Ready for Chopping


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  1. Place chicken stock in crock pot; turn on high.
  2. Cook Idaho potatoes till soft.Drain off all but about 3/4 cup potato water. Add butter and pepper. Mix with mixer till mashed potatoes form.
  3. Add mashed potatoes to broth and reduce heat to low.
  4. Add cooked bacon and chopped onion to potato mixture.
  5. Let potato mixture cook for the rest of the day.
  6. About two hours before you plan to serve soup, add chopped red potatoes to soup mixture and turn heat on high. Add 1/2 cup sour cream Allow to cook until red potatoes are soft.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with shredded cheese, crsip bacon, and a few green onions. Serve immediately
  8. Option: you can precook the red potatoes and add to the soup 1 hour before serving the soup so they have time to absorb the flavors already in the soup.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 175
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 14 mg5%
Sodium 400 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2012 Patricia Scott


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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks insightful tiger...for stopping by and for your kind comments. If your son likes creamy soups and especially if he likes potatoes, he will enjoy this.

      It was an easy experiment that turned out well. And, it is a soup you can enjoy any time of the year. Sending you Angels this morning...:) ps

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      Insightful Tiger 5 years ago

      My son loves creamy potato soup and so I can't wait to try this recipe! Just looking over you other hubs I see other tempting recipes and interesting articles that i will definitely have to put on my "to read" list.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning Midget

      This really is a delitefully delicious soup. It has varying textures and so much flavor that you will feel totatlly satisfied when dinner is over. I hope you have a chance to try it .

      And thanks for sharing and a special thanks for your visit.

      Sending Angels to you and your family :) ps

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I love potatoes of any kind! Thanks for sharing, Pstraubie! I am passing this excellent recipe on!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Happy New Year, Shiningirisheyes...

      It is a great little soup. It has been a big hit with my family so I suspect I will be making it again before too long.

      Sending Angels your way..:) ps

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      What a delicious alternative with my left over mashed potatoes! You are the Martha Stewart of my generation!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      It is. When my family tells me that I can make it again real soon, I know it is a hit. Like I said in comments above, it really does not take too much work but it needs to simmer all day to get the best flavor. Enjoy if you get a chance to try it. Thank you for stopping by. :) ps

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Bill and Happy New Year's to you too, my friend.

      I don't know. But it is yummy. My grandson is already asking me when I am makng it again. It really is not that much work but it takes time for the flavors to do a happy dance. I hope you all get to try it.

      Angels are on the way ...:) ps

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning Pamela

      Actually it is really not over the top on fat or calories. Sour cream can be omitted and so can butter when making the mashed potatoes. Bacon can be elimiated as well. As a matter of fact, my grandson loved this and he used no extras on his, no cheese, bacon or sour cream. I will add revisions to recipe.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This soup sounds delicious. When I was reading the ingredients I thought the calories would be much higher, but they are not bad. I am saving this recipe, so thank you. Happy New Year!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How is it that I have never heard of mashed potato soup? Looks delicious, PS. Thanks for the idea since we have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. Happy New Year to you my dear friend. Sending hugs and the love of friendship your way.


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      Aga 5 years ago

      Mashed potatoes are awesome (I love it!), therefore Mashed Potato Soup must be awesome too! :-) Thanks! Happy New Year!