Recipe by Julie
"A creamy soup with a strong leek flavor. Goes wonderfully with sourdough bread. Tastes even better heated up the next day."
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salt and pepper to taste
Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
I submitted this recipe several years ago, but I still make this all the time. I no longer use so much butter, I half it, and I use half and half instead of heavy cream. This is also great as a clam chowder, with a can of drained baby clams added to it. Still great the next day, great blended, and goes perfect with a good sourdough bread. Quick and easy, still perfect for my house!
Eating this soup was a lot like drinking out of a grease trap.
Fantastic recipe. I made the following changes: Used 5 cups of skin-on Red Potatoes, added 3 cloves of mashed garlic to the leeks, about 2 tsp of Cayenne and 1 tsp of onion powder. Also I substituted half and half for the heavy cream. After simmering, I used a hand blender to smooth it out. Very warm, flavorful and satisfying. Next time I'll reduce the butter to 3/4 cup and not salt the soup until the end. Between the butter and broth, it's plenty salty already.
This recipe was very helpful. I had to make some adjustments to the recipe as we are vegetarians, so veg stock instead of chicken and lots more leek and added garlic – just play around with it! For a healthier option, use pam to brown the leeks & garlic, and sub cream with fresh milk. Add herbs and spices you love to make it your dish, it’s super tasty!
This came out great. I only used a half stick of butter and I substituted the heavy cream with evaporated skim milk and you would never know the difference. I also used an immersion blender to puree everything after the potatoes were soft because I prefer a creamy potato soup instead of a chunky one (Although I did separate out some of the leeks first to leave them whole). I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the great recipe.
Very delicious and simple. I used white pepper and substituted fat-free half and half for 1/2 of the heavy cream. I also pureed the soup after it cooled a little. I garnished it with gruyere cheese and Italian parsley. Update: I made again and decreased butter to 1/2 cup and used fat-free half&half. Also, garnished with crumbled bacon along with the gruyere cheese and parsley.
I served this in Italian Bread Bowls, and I also added ham chunks. Everyone raved about it, even my young grandkids went crazy for it!!!
Love this. I look for recipes that sound good, have high ratings, with as few ingredients as possible to make things easy. This is a great one and very tasty. Don't get hung up on needing Yukon Gold taters...new white are just as good. Try using half and half instead of heavy cream if you don't like things so rich.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato Leek Soup III
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 409
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