Even my one year old will eat this. It is delicious served in a sourdough bread bowl and is particularly good on an autumn day. It comes together easily, too.
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 (14 ounce) cans chicken stock
- 2 medium leeks, rinsed and chopped (white and light green parts)
- 1 tablespoon dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill
- 6 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped
- 2⁄3 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
- salt and pepper
- Place potatoes and leeks in slow cooker. Sprinkle flour over and toss until well-coated. Add the chicken stock and stir, then add the dill and the chopped bacon. Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
- In a blender or food processor, puree the soup until creamy (you can puree the whole pot or just some of it if you prefer a chunkier soup). Add salt and pepper to taste (I find a teaspoon or two of salt really helps boost the flavor).
- Stir in half and half and cheese (if using), then cover and heat an additional 15 minutes.
Awesome! My soup was thick, creamy and delicious. I used 3 large leeks, just to use them up. I also used fat free half and half and turkey bacon to cut some fat. I left it with just a few chunks when I blended it. I did add 1/2 cup of the optional cheese. I tasted it both ways and it's yummy with or without the cheese. Thanx for a great slowcooker soup!