Slow Cooker Hash Brown Potato Leek Soup


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Slow Cooker Hash Brown Potato Leek is an effortless soup to make that turns out wonderful!

3 bowls of hashbrown leek soup.
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A while back I made a potato cheese soup in the slow cooker with frozen hash brown potatoes that I really enjoyed. I came up with this idea to use hash brown potatoes in potato leek soup. Not only is it way easier than peeling and cutting potatoes, I really liked the texture of the hash brown potatoes in this soup.

shredded hashbrowns leeks, cream, broth and thyme in front of a slow cooker.

In the photo below I start with the frozen hash brown potatoes, cut leeks, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaves and garlic. I also add chicken broth. Chicken broth is my favorite way to flavor meat-less soups, it adds more flavor than adding water. Make sure to rinse the leeks after cutting them, so much sand get trapped in the layers!

frozen hashbrowns, leeks and bay leaves in a slow cooker.

Below is what the soup looks like after cooking for 4 hours on high with cream added. I decided to add cooked bacon on top for a little crunch, so good!

hash brown soup on a ladle.

More Crockpot Soup Potato Soup Recipes:

3 bowls of hashbrown soup and bread on a table.

This hash brown potato leek soup for my family is enough for a main course with French bread. The soup is even better heated up for lunch the next day.

3 bowls of hashbrown leek soup.

I hope to add a few more soup recipes to the site before the warm weather hits, so stay tuned. Have a great week!

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3 bowls of hashbrown leek soup.

Slow Cooker Hash Brown Potato Leek Soup

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 hours
This easy soup has hashbrowns and leeks which are a perfect match!


  • 30 oz. bag frozen hash browns , (I use Ore-ida brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced leeks, make sure to wash sand off
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 32 oz. box chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, add at the end


  • Add everything to the slow cooker except the cream.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • After the cooking time is done remove the bay leaves.
  • Add the heavy cream, stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 934IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Heather says:

    Does it matter if you use shredded or cubed hash browns?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      No, either will work,

  2. Debra H says:

    5 stars
    AMAZING…. and easy! Best of both worlds!! This is hearty creamy soup! My husband ate 3 bowls! Then the next day for lunch. This is a great cold weather soup! You will not regret making this wonderful easy soup for your family. Loved it!!

  3. Deadhead1 says:

    I have access to wild leeks (ramps). Do you think the amount would be the same?
    Love you recipes.
    I’m making this one.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I would think the amounts would be the same! Lucky you!

      1. Mick says:

        Made this tonight with wild leeks picked this afternoon. Followed the recipe but made it on the stovetop. Brought it to a boil and let it simmer for a couple hours. Served it with crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, and crackers. My wife and I and two daughters really liked it.

      2. Sarah Olson says:

        Thanks for letting us know how it turned out and how it worked on the stove top for you! I’m glad your family enjoyed it!

  4. Kathy L. Jayne says:

    Hi Sarah! I am unable to print recipes from your email. Any idea of a workaround solution? I love your recipes and just received your cookbook on Saturday!!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi Kathy, Thank you for ordering the book! There is a button for printing on the recipe card. Let me know if you still can’t get that to work.

      1. Kathy L. Jayne says:

        Thanks for your quick response, Sarah! Still can’t get the recipe to connect to my printer. I will simply save it as a bookmark and pull it up on screen when I prepare it…I suspect it’s gonna be well worth it !

  5. Lynne Taylor says:

    Could chopped fresh potato be used instead? Thanks.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes that would work fine. Depending on the size of the potatoes you may need to cook a little longer.