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Cream of Leek Soup

"A pressure cooker makes quick work of prep time for this rich soup. Garnish with bacon bits or fresh-picked snippets of chives and thyme for fall flavor."
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Ingredients

40 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

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  1. In a pressure cooker, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. In the drippings, saute leeks and onion until tender. Add potatoes and broth. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe.
  2. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 5 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.)
  3. Remove from the heat. Immediately cool according to manufacturer's directions until pressure is completely reduced. Uncover; cool soup slightly. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. return all to the pan. Add cream and parsley; heat through over medium-low heat (do not boil). Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with bacon.

Footnotes

  • This recipe was tested at 10/13/15 pounds of pressure (psi).

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Great soup - easy preparation and lovely flavour. Been looking for a cream of leek soup for ages. I didn't use a pressure cooker though. I did the bacon, onion and leek in a frying pan then t...

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Very gummy. Did not like the texture at all.

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Great soup - easy preparation and lovely flavour. Been looking for a cream of leek soup for ages. I didn't use a pressure cooker though. I did the bacon, onion and leek in a frying pan then t...

Great soup - always a hit. I make a vegetarian version by omitting the bacon - and fried the onions in butter and garlic. Add cut more of the leek into the soup - the green of the leek helps to...

For low-carbers like me, this is AWESOME with cauliflower.Just follow the recipe using cauliflower flowerettes instead of potatoes. You can cut back a bit on the half-n-half and if you're watchi...

Fantastic cold weather soup. Hearty, rich and lots of flavor. Didn't use the pressure cooker, just sliced the potatoes 1/8" thick. Didn't have half-n-half, used 1 cup cream and i cup skim mil...

This is a great simple recipe. We added some leftover crab to the mix. Awesome base for almost any combination you could add to. I'll bet clam chowder would be a good bet or even adding some oys...

This tasted wonderful and was easy. I used the same ingredients except the bacon although I did use bacon grease to cook the leeks and onions. I cooked in the pressure cooker with just 2 of th...

This is quite yummy, but tasted better before I added the milk (I used whole milk instead of cream, because I had it on hand). I sauteed a bunch of frozen onions and leeks in butter (I had ba...

Superb! Unbelievably fast and easy. Everyone loved it. I only had enough ingredients for 1/2 a batch & made exactly as instructed- well except I just used a potato masher in the pot instead of ...

Yummy recipe. I followed everything, but only had it under pressure for four minutes. I used a six quart Fagor pressure cooker.