Potato & Leek Soup



"My family are not big on soup, they each have their own favorite type, so it only me that enjoys it over winter. This made for a lovely soup the other night ~ creamy with great flavours. Those that tried this really did enjoy the different flavoured soup. You can serve this soup with extra cream, a dollop of sour cream or even some grated cheese if desired. Serve this with warm bread and lashing of butter ~ I am sure you will enjoy it."

Original recipe yields 7 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (198 g)
  • Calories 302.6
  • Total Fat - 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 132.1 mg
  • Sodium - 376.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 14.3 g
  • Calcium - 123.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

PRIOR NOTE: ~ When nearly finished the soup - before adding the cream - If the soup looks a little too thin for you, you can simmer until thickened. If it's a little too thick, you can add more stock to thin it out. You may want to keep 1 cup stock aside for this


Step 1

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the leeks and the garlic and cook, stirring often (making sure they don't burn), until softened, about 5-8 minutes, turning down heat if needed, so as they don't brown or burn.

Step 2

Add the potatoes, chicken stock, bay leaves and thyme, and bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potato is soft. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

Step 3

Remove bay leaves, and puree the soup with a hand blender until the soup is smooth, do not over blend as soup tend to go starchy from the potato (or transfer one-third of the potato mixture to the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining potato mixture.)

Step 4

Place the soup over a medium heat, (add the cheese if using ~ stirring to melt the cheese), add the cream and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot (do not boil)

Step 5

Taste and season (stirring through seasoning) with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Ladle the soup into serving bowls sprinkle with chives and serve.

Tips & Variations


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