Slow Cooker Leek Soup


PREP TIME:20 MINS
COOK TIME:2 HRS 30 MINS
TOTAL TIME:2 HRS 50 MINS

AUTHOR: CATALINACOURSE: MAIN COURSE
CUISINE: AMERICAN
KEYWORD: LEEK SOUP, SLOW COOKER LEEK SOUP
Slow Cooker Leek Soup is the perfect comfort soup, especially during colder weather. The soup is creamy, hearty and combines potatoes, leeks, bacon and broth.
INGREDIENTS

  • 8 slices cooked bacon finely chopped
  • 2 leeks chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5-2 lbs russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium - use veggie broth for a vegetarian version
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

CORNSTARCH MIX:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • GARNISH:
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Bacon chopped
  • Parsley chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Clean, wash and chop leeks. Peel, wash and cube the potatoes. Prepare the rest of the veggies.
  2. Add chopped bacon, chopped leeks, cubed potatoes, diced onion, chopped carrots, chopped celery and minced garlic to a 6qt slow cooker.
  3. Add seasoning: salt, pepper and thyme. Add broth. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  5. Add cream and sour cream. Stir to combine.
  6. Use a potato masher, to mash some of the potatoes, still leaving some chunks for texture.
  7. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  8. Mix cornstarch with water until cornstarch is fully dissolved and add the mixture to the soup. Stir to combine. If the soup is too thick, add more cream or broth.
  9. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes on high.
  10. Serve with favorite toppings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Calories: 509, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 129mg, Sodium: 940mg, Potassium: 938mg, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 108.4%, Vitamin C: 30.8%, Calcium: 13.9%, Iron: 13.5%
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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