Potato Leek Soup


submitted by tenkids2dogs {4 Recipes}

  • Prep Time:
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    45 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    1 Hr
  • Level:
Potato Leek Soup

Makes: 10 bowls

Description: Smooth and creamy! Yummy and dreamy! A dollop of sour cream in the center of a bowl of this soup is the "piece de resistance"! The colder it gets outside, the warmer you want to be and this soup is a fantastic and quick way to warm up a chilly afternoon or a bitter night. The leeks have such a sweet mild flavor even your worst critic (kids!) will eat this soup and never once say EWWW! ONIONS!

6  medium boiling potato, peeled and cubed (about 3 pounds)
6  garlic cloves, minced
3  medium onions, chopped fine
6 tbs  butter
3  large leeks, brown tips trimmed off and chopped
10 cups  chicken or vegetable broth
to taste  salt and pepper
to taste  sour cream

Instructions: In the bottom of your soup pot, sauté the chopped onions and garlic in the butter until the onions are clear.
Add the chopped leeks and potatoes and continue to cook, stirring often, until leeks have softened.
Add broth and cook until the potatoes are just softened.
Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth.

***If you don?t have a stick blender, this could get messy - use a blender to blend a few cups of the soup at a time. I suggest buying a stick blender. They are inexpensive and oh, so useful! I have actually had mine for 12 years! I can?t even imagine how awesome and fancy the new ones are!

Once blended thoroughly, season with salt and pepper to suit your liking.
Serve with a spoonful of sour cream in each bowl

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Author image by alacriti_tester | EDGEWATER, NJ    
Nov 29, 2012

Yumm !! I can't wait to taste this soup. As I'm a big fan of "Potatoes"..... :)))

Author image by lynnempow | SANTA ROSA, CA    
Oct 27, 2012

Sounds great. I collect recipes for potato & leek soup.

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