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Potato, Ham & Leek Soup


My crock pot is going to be working overtime this week with coming back to work and events planned on the calendar I have to keep things super simple.  Last night my son had a friend over and I had lots to do all day so we put a few ingredients in the crock pot and left it.  When I came back all I had to do was pulse some of the soup in the blender and season it and add a little more milk and chicken broth.

Here is how I make my Potato, Ham & Leek Soup

Ingredients

6-8 white potatoes peeled

1 leek

2 to 3 cups of chicken broth

2 to 3 cups of whole milk

salt and pepper to taste

Some left over ham chunks from the freezer about a half a pound to 3/4 of a pound.  I used leftovers from our Christmas Eve ham.

1 TBSP. of butter

1 Cup shredded mexican cheese to put on the table in a bowl for people to sprinkle on top of their soup.

I am all about keeping things simple and quick so I just peel the potatoes and I slice them about three times long ways and 3 times sideways so that they are basically big potato chunks and toss them in the crock pot.

Then I pour in 2 cups whole milk and 2 cups chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste.  I turn the crock pot up to high.

I then slice the leek across the width so I have little leek circle rings I try to have about 10 or 12 and then I put them in the frying pan with a tablespoon of butter and cook until they are softened and the butter smells up the kitchen.

I then toss them in the crock pot and stir and I leave it all alone for 2 to 3 hours.

Then I take about half of the mixture including the ham in the crock pot and I pulse it in the blender….yes the ham gets shredded but it really gets immersed in the soup and it is absolutely delicious.  Lastly I mix it all back in the crock pot and serve!  It got great reviews Saturday night and I am packing it for lunch tomorrow.

Sometimes after I pulse it gets thick so I have to add a little more chicken broth and milk and season it with a little more salt and pepper.

I hope you enjoy!  Come back soon!

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  1. Lisa

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  2. Lisa

    You have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award! Please see my post to get your award and instructions on how to pass it on. Thank you for your wonderful posts!

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    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks Lisa! I am truly flattered and honored.

  3. Katherine Kelley

    This looks awesome, Karen. I will have to try it since it looks like I can eat it. :)

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks Katherine…I will try to bring you in a sample of it tomorrow.

  4. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food

    Sounds delicious! I have some ham in the freezer from Christmas that I want to use in a soup. Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks Debbie it looks like it’s going to be soup weather this week so I will try to join you again this Sunday!

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