Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup

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There are few soups that are more comforting than Leek and Potato Soup. A favorite in Ireland, this soup is perfect for a cold, rainy day, and is just what is needed to warm your whole body. It is thick and creamy, with just a mild onion flavor from the leeks. With a slice of good, hearty bread, you’ll feel warmed to the core.

Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup

Yield: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Calories: 217 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 158 mg | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 8 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 2 large leeks, chopped (greens should be removed)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 5 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp white pepper
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 2 Tbsp snipped chives


  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and make sure potatoes are completely covered (if not, add additional water).
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours and potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Remove bay leaf and puree soup with an immersion blender or in the blender until smooth. Top with fresh chives and enjoy!

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7 Comments on "Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup"

  1. Michelle  April 19, 2016

    Why should greens be removed? I’m going to use frozen leeks that have both white and green parts.

    • Gale Compton  April 23, 2016

      Michelle, That’s perfectly fine. You’ll love it either way. 🙂

  2. Meredith  July 13, 2016

    Delicious!. Followed recipe exactly, except used whole milk and was very good. Thank you 🙂

    • Gale Compton  July 13, 2016

      Great! Thank you so much for letting us know. 🙂

  3. Bob  May 21, 2017

    can you gve a slow cooker version. Also… I plan to replace leeks with ramps (or wild leeks).

    • Emilia Horn  May 21, 2017

      Bob, this recipe is for a slow cooker. Ramps sound delicious! Let us know how the soup turns out with them!

  4. Mel  September 8, 2017

    I used low fat fromage frais instead of milk. How many calories a bowl is this does anyone know?


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