Soups: REC - Potato Leek Soup with Ham

Subject: REC - Potato Leek Soup with Ham
From: Damsel in dis Dress ( at
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 23:53:59 -0500
Potato Leek Soup with Ham

Recipe By: Carol Peterson
Categories: Potatoes, Soups

3 14 oz. cans chicken broth
8 large potatoes -- peeled and cubed
3 leeks - white & light green part only -- chopped
2 large carrots -- peeled and cubed
3 cups chopped ham
5 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces evaporated milk
shredded American cheese -- if desired
chopped chives -- for garnish

Put all ingredients except milk, cheese, and chives in 4.5 quart crockpot.
Cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours. (High 7-8 hours)
Add milk during last hour.
Serve topped with shredded cheese and chopped chives (optional).

Yield: 4 quarts
From: feverish (not at
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 23:17:04 -0700
Thanks Damsel.. I've bookmarked the site, will definitely try this one.
And the curried potatoes too. I'm a curry nut. ;)

From: Damsel in dis Dress (carol-56invalid at
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 18:27:30 -0600
I just scarfed down three bowls of this stuff. It's so addictive! We didn't have leeks, but we had a large onion, so I substituted. Came out a bit oniony, but I'm okay with that. We didn't have parsley or chives, either. Actually, we didn't have chicken broth, so I used boullion (sp) powder and water.

We're still having problems with the outlets in the kitchen, so I made it on the stove top instead of the crock pot. I might start doing that all the time. It cooked MUCH faster! The soup came out a little on the thin side, and I can't plug my immersion blender in, so we added instant mashed potato flakes (Shhhh! Don't tell anyone!) to thicken it.