Potato Soup

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8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 cups chicken broth
1 large onion, chopped
1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
1 small celery rib, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Directions

In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
In a small bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup cream until smooth; add to slow cooker. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, bacon, cilantro and remaining cream.
Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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