Garlic Lovers Soup #slowcooker

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What I love about this soup is that it highlights the sweetness that garlic can take on. Using the garlic jelly does help with this but I have found that when you slow cook garlic, it tends to gain more of the sweet quality from garlic than the sharp quality. This simple and delectable soup is going to be in a win your rotation – Garlic Lovers Soup is perfect for slow cooker weeknight dinner.

Garlic Lovers Soup

You can find garlic jelly in the artisanal food section of your grocery, usually. But it really is super easy to make. And you can make just a couple of jars at a time with my easy recipe. You don’t need any fancy canning equipment or even a water bath or pressure cooker. You just need a pot and a couple of jars with lids and you are good to go! Check it out here: Garlic Jelly

Garlic Lovers Soup

Leeks and potatoes make such a nice combo. If you don’t like the flavor of leeks, you could certainly use a mild yellow onion in it’s place. Also if pork isn’t your thing – you could use a ground turkey – but I would suggest using the Italian sausage versions of ground turkey available to get the full flavor.

Garlic Lovers Soup

I served this with a simple buttered French bread. You could serve it with a green salad or even a corn bread if you wanted. It also does just fine all by itself because it has a nice hearty quality.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Garlic Lovers Soup

If you love creamy warm soup AND you love garlic – this is going to make your whole week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, Garlic, ground pork, potato leek soup, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Slow Cooker 7 hours
Servings 6


  • lb Ground Pork
  • 2 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and cubed to 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Leek thin sliced, just the whites
  • 1 cup Garlic Jelly see secondary recipe
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 6 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a saute pan over medium heat, brown ground pork.
  • Transfer pork to slow cooker. Add potatoes, jelly, leeks, basil, parsley, and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 6.5 hours.
  • Remove ⅓ of slow cooker contents to a bowl and blitz with immersion blender. Return to slow cooker, along with parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Stir to combine. Replace lid and cook another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with extra parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

Garlic Lovers Jelly

A delicious savory jelly for the garlic lovers in your life!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic, garlic jelly, jelly
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours


  • 2 pint canning jars with lids and seals


  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 2 oz Pectin
  • ½ cup Minced Garlic


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Place lids and rings in a warm water bath. Be sure jars are clean and dry.
  • Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring to boil and let cook for 10 minutes.
  • Ladle jelly into each jar leaving ¼ inch head space. Place lid on jar and screw on ring to seal. Let stand on counter for 30 minutes then place in refrigerator for at least 3½ hours.
  • Will keep for 4 weeks unopened in refrigerator, 1 week once opened.

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7 thoughts on “Garlic Lovers Soup #slowcooker

  1. I love garlic in my food and I think I will have to give this garlic soup a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. goatsandgreens – New England – The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
    goatsandgreens says:

    I can almost smell the welcome garlic aroma! Bookmarking this!

  3. This looks so delicious! I love all kinds of soups and am always looking for new recipes to try. I am pinning this for later! Thanks for sharing and linking with me.


  4. I am a garlic lover too! Your soup and the garlic jelly sound delicious! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. Have a lovely week!

  5. Garlic jelly! I’ve never thought about making that. But it sure sounds easy. And so does the soup! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Party in Your PJs link party.

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