Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Roasted Garlic Cheesy Potato soup

Sometimes you want to eat something comforting, but you know you don't/won't have time to cook, this is a recipe for just such an occasion.

Roasted Garlic Cheesy Potato soup
(Very important, read entire recipe before you start)

32 oz bag of frozen O'Brien hashbrown potatoes (the kind with onions and peppers in them) I've found that the cheaper kind has smaller dices and makes a nicer soup.

1 jar of Cheesy Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesan pasta sauce
(I am looking for a healthier substitute for this so if anyone knows of one please let me know)

1 can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onion (plain tomatoes or tomatoes with onions will work as well)

1 box of Brown n Serve sausage (the precooked kind) thawed and diced (you can substitute diced ham, diced kielbasa, cooked bacon or omit it altogether for a vegetarian soup)

Turn slow cooker on low.
Add entire bag of hashbrowns, whole jar of sauce, whole can of tomatoes(juice and all), and all of the diced sausage, mix thoroughly. Then add 2 cans of water and one jar of water (you want to get all of the yummy sauce out of it so put the lid on and shake well), mix again to incorporate all of the water. Put the lid on the cooker and cook for about 8 hours. You could also cook it on high for 3-4 hours instead if you are in a hurry but make sure to stir it once an hour if you do so as it can stick otherwise.

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