Potato Soup (Freezer Meal)

Potato Soup. I make my freezer meals 2 ways.  One way is to just make them all in a 2 day process. 

Compile my list, shop, and do meat prep.  Then the next day I assemble them.  The other way I like to do it is over the course of a week or two. 

I buy the ingredients enough to double the recipes, then I make one for dinner and just double it and put one away in the freezer. 

Then by the end of about 2 or 3 weeks, you have 10 meals frozen in the freezer ready to go for later. 

Your meals will do well in the freezer for 2-4 months. 

Potato Soup

30 oz bag of frozen, shredded hash browns
32 oz container of chicken broth.  Veggie broth works fine too
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup onion, chopped
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
8 oz cream cheese (not fat free, it wont melt in)

1. In a large freezer bag, combine everything except cream cheese.  Double up on your freezer bag and squeeze out any air to avoid freezer burn.  Label it and put a date on it. 

Cooking instructions: Thaw soup and place mixture in crock pot.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.  About 1 hour before serving, add in the cream cheese and heat until thoroughly melted. 

This is great with toppings of cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream

*note- I buy the cream cheese and just keep it in the fridge ready to go….it will keep for a long time Smile, my Potato Soup is delicious!

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    1. I like to soften the cream cheese before mixing it in and it should just melt in smoothly and nicely.

  1. When I have an ingredient that is pre-planned or dedicated for a freezer meal, I mark it either with masking tape or just a big X with a sharpie pen. That way EVERYONE knows it isn't for general use. In 15 years of off and on freezer cooking, I have never had a reserved ingredient used unwittingly.

  2. is it ok if I put in the cream cheese over an hour before? Totally forgot that it said to do it last and I put it in the crock pot during the thawing process!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I love potatoe soup and this looks like a great way to make it ahead of time!

  4. I made this tonight and my husband asked me to put ham in it. It was soooooooo good. I've never had potato soup like this before. Thank you for sharing this cause we definitely loved it!

  5. What size crock pot do you use and how many servings does this make? We love potato soup but it's just my husband and me, so this may be a party recipe. Or maybe I could halve it into two freezer meals?

  6. sounds really good! any options of cooking it a different way. i dont have a crockpot

  7. The fresh potatoes do turn brown in the freezer, but the taste wont change at all.
    Also, yes, you can heat it on the stove. Slow and steady is the key.

  8. Have you tried shredding fresh potatoes for this recipe? Would they turn brown in the freezer?

  9. My husband hates cream cheese, but he likes everything I've made with the new Philadelpia Cooking Creme. It is in the refrigerator section right next to the cream cheese, in little tubs, and is kind of like softened cream cheese with seasonings added in.

  10. So, my husband "hates" cream cheese...even in recipes like this that if he wasn't told it was in there, he'd never taste/notice it. Do you have any suggestions of what I could sub for the cream cheese? (He doesn't do sour cream, either.)

    1. I say, if he doesn't notice the taste and isn't told it's in there...he won't have any reason to hate this meal. Hide the evidence in the trash. 🙂 If he doesn't like it, ask him what he doesn't like. I doubt he'll say cream cheese, especially if he doesn't know it's in there. If he loves it, just keep it your little secret.

    2. Try some Heavy Cream it will add the creaminess to the soup without the cream cheese or sour cream flavor. If that is not an option try Velveeta cheese it will melt in and will give it that nice creamy texture and flavor.

  11. This is one of our favorite soups, I would have never thought to freeze it 🙂

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