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Real Potato Leek Soup Recipe
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Real Potato Leek Soup

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"This soup can be made even better with the addition of crumbled bacon."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Place potatoes into a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Meanwhile, saute leeks in butter until translucent.
  2. When potatoes are done, skin them while they are still hot and cut them into bite sized pieces. Place potatoes into a stock pot with chicken broth and leeks. season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until simmering, then remove from heat and stir in milk. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2005

Awesome flavor and texture. This doesn't need fancy spices and a lot of complicated steps; it's easy and delicious. However, if you want to add extra spices, I found that mustard powder, garlic, and/or a sprinkle of nutmeg worked well with the potato and leek flavors. We also ate it with a toasted piece of sourdough bread (yum!) I'd also suggest adding the milk directly into the bowl. That way each person can control the soup's consistency to their preference, and I didn't have to worry that the soup had milk in it that might spoil if I left it out for a couple hours or if it took more than a week to finish (which it did). I think we used more potatoes than were called for; we didn't have red potatoes so we had to guess but we used up the last of our baking potatoes (6 of them). It made enough for 2 people to eat for a week.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 10, 2003

Very bland and stringy soup. Wasn't my cup of tea...sorry.

Sep 22, 2004

I made it as directed, and it was a bit bland. Then I tried the suggestion that it "can be made even better with the addition of crumbled bacon". It sure can!

Jan 10, 2005

This recipe was quite easy to make. I substituted Yukon Gold Potatoes for colour and a dash of cumin to kick in some flavour. Although its been rated as boring, I think you're best to season it to your own taste. Get creative, not critical!

Jan 07, 2004

For veggies & vegans, you can do this quite well using veggie broth for the chicken & subbing soy milk.

Jun 09, 2004

I added a cut up ham steak and one of the cans of broth I used was garlic-flavored. It added a lot of flavor. I'd recommend adding garlic either when you saute the leeks or using garlic broth for extra flavor. Excellent soup, and filling!

Oct 13, 2003

This soup is SO SO good! I loved it, my husband loved it, and even my one year old daughter gobbled it down. It's definitely one to keep on hand.

Sep 03, 2003

This was the first time I tried leeks, it was awesome!The leeks also had a buttery taste to the soup. I found this easy to prepare and it went fast!


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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