This Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup is delicious, home-style comfort food at its finest – with a healthy twist! It’s easy to make in your slow cooker and it makes a quick weeknight meal or lunch.
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My first new recipe to share with you on my new site is this Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup – a delicious and comforting slow cooker meal that our family just can’t live without! I love making good, hearty soups in the wintertime, especially because my husband works outside all winter long (he has worked as a contractor in the past, and this winter he’s working as a snowboard instructor here in Romania). He needs something warm and filling when he comes home after a long day on the slopes and this Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup is just the thing!
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve recently fallen in love with my slow cooker again and I’ve been having so much fun playing with my slow cooker this winter. I’ve already shared several of my favourite slow cooker recipes with you this year, like this Healthier 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Hot Chocolate recipe, or my favourite Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili recipe, and so I knew that I had to share this Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup recipe with you too!
It’s actually an old recipe of my mom’s that she always made on the stove-top (minus the bacon) and it was a favourite of mine when I lived at home with my parents a million years ago. I’ve wanted to try it in the slow cooker for years and I’m sure glad I did! Making soup from scratch in the slow cooker is even easier than it sounds, and adding bacon to this recipe takes it to the next level!!
If you know me at all you’ll probably know I’m not the biggest fan of creamy soups – I find them so heavy, especially when they’re made with full-fat cream, so I like to make mine with milk or even coconut milk. This Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup is ultra creamy thanks to the potatoes and a little bit of whole milk added in at the end. I’ve actually used low-fat coconut milk in this soup before as well as soy milk (my husband is lactose-intolerant) and they both work very well to make this soup dairy-free! And feel free to add some shredded cheese to the top if you’d like for some extra sharp flavour!
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Crock Pot Potato Bacon Leek Soup
- 3 large potatoes peeled and chopped
- 2 medium leeks washed well and sliced
- 200 grams sliced bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- black pepper to taste
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- crumbled bacon optional (for garnish)
- chopped fresh parsley optional (for garnish)
- Add the potatoes, leeks, bacon, onion, sea salt, thyme, parsley, pepper and chicken stock to your slow cooker.
- Stir well to combine, add the lid and turn the slow cooker to the 'high' setting.
- Cook on high for about 6 hours.
- After 6 hours have passed, whisk together the milk and flour until well combined and no lumps remain.
- Turn the slow cooker to 'low' and add the milk and flour mixture to the slow cooker, stirring well to combine.
- Replace the lid and cook on low for another 30 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and crumbled bacon, if desired, and serve!