Potato Leek Soup is so easy to make, especially in the crock pot! Winter is the perfect time of year for this flavorful soup. With simple, straightforward ingredients and only a little washing and chopping, this is a star player in the crock pot soup category.
My kids love this soup. I make it on those really busy nights (code = driving all over town picking up and dropping off kids) when it’s nice to have something ready and waiting.
You will need:
- 4 medium to large potatoes, peeled (optional)
- 2-3 leeks, sliced, white and light green parts only
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- kosher salt
- Half-n-Half cream (optional)
Rinse, peel and cube the potatoes into 1″ pieces. Slice the leeks and place in a bowl of water; swish them around to dislodge dirt and sand; let stand for 2-3 minutes (dirt/sand will sink to the bottom of the bowl). Add potatoes, leeks and chicken broth to the crock pot (in this order); season with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for 6 hours.
Use an immersion blender or traditional blender to puree the soup. Season to taste. Optional: if you like a creamier version, stir in 2 ounces of half-n-half cream.
How easy is that?!
What’s your favorite soup in the crock pot?