I was in the mood for some soup and had some leftover leeks from another recipe I made so decided to make this Diabetic German Potato Soup in my slow cooker.
I love making soup in the slow cooker. It really doesn't get much easier than that. Usually involves combining a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do its thing for the rest of the day.
This German Potato Soup recipe does involve an extra step in that once it is done cooking, you must remove the cooked potatoes from the slow cooker and mash them with a little sour cream before returning them to the slow cooker for serving.
🥬 How to Prepare Leeks
Trim off the roots and the coarse dark green part of the tops. Cut the leeks in half lengthways. Wash thoroughly. Slice to the desired size.
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🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
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💭 Disclaimer for Diabetic Recipes
Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc. As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
For more great recipes with Leeks I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Diabetic German Potato Soup recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Onion, Leek, Carrots, Green Cabbage, Fresh Italian Parsley, Low Sodium Beef Broth, Russet Potatoes, Bay Leaf, Ground Black Pepper, Caraway Seeds, Ground Nutmeg, Bacon and Fat Free Sour Cream.
🥣 How to make Diabetic German Potato Soup
Combine all the ingredients except the bacon and sour cream in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.
Remove the bay leaf. Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes from the slow cooker.
In a bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the sour cream and mix well.
Return the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker. Add the bacon and mix until well combined.
Diabetic German Potato Soup
- Slow Cooker
- 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 1 Leek, trimmed, split and washed
- 2 Carrots, Diced
- 1 cup Green Cabbage, chopped
- ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
- 4 cups Beef Broth
- 1 lb Russet Potatoes, peeled & diced
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1-2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Caraway Seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ½ lb Bacon, cooked & crumbled
- ½ cup Fat Free Sour Cream
- Combine all the ingredients except the bacon and sour cream in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf. Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes from the slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the sour cream and mix well.
- Return the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker. Add the bacon and mix until well combined.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.