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Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

"A quick and easy soup that tastes great. I like to take a potato masher and roughly mash some of the potatoes. This helps to thicken the soup. I also like to use seasoned chicken broth. You can use heavy cream or half-and-half, depending on how rich you want the soup to be."
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40 m servings 614 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 614 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 35.9 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 65g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine the potatoes and broth and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  2. In a separate skillet over medium heat, saute the leeks in the butter or margarine for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Add the leeks and the cream to the potatoes and stir well. (Note: This is the point I like to take a potato masher and slightly thicken the soup.)

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  1. 162 Ratings

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Good recipe, however, I made a few changes. After slicing I put three chopped leeks and an onion thru my food processor and then sauted in butter (not margarine). I then added only four potatos ...

Most helpful critical review

The soup had a great consistency but I found it to be a bit bland. I added sea salt, fresh ground pepper and dill which helped a lot though.

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Good recipe, however, I made a few changes. After slicing I put three chopped leeks and an onion thru my food processor and then sauted in butter (not margarine). I then added only four potatos ...

I sauteed the leeks in bacon grease for the added flavor... and the second time I made this soup I sauteed 2 chopped stalks of celery and a chopped small onion. I also put 3 cups of the potato...

Such an amazing soup. I used 4 potatoes, and 1 big white onion. put them in the boiling water until the potatoes were really soft, then pureed them, put them back in the pot, and added the saute...

This was my first time to make potato and leek soup and this recipe was SUPER easy. I did use whole milk instead of the cream and added some salt, pepper, and garlic. I loved this soup and it ...

Excellent and very easy to make!! I did add celery and onion to the mix and thought it added an extra bit of flavor.

This soup is delicious and filling, a meal by itself. I used whole milk instead of cream and a 1.5lb bag of French Fingerling potatoes (with skins)...YUM! Leftovers (if there are any!) need a li...

This was the first time I've use leeks and was plesantly surprised how tasty they are. Next time I'll use one more leek and a few more potatoes. One suggestion.... When you dice up the potatoes ...

Excellent easy soup. Like some of the other reviews, I added salt,fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper.I also used milk instead of cream, and mashed some of the potatoes. I think I will try a...

I used half and half and the soup was still rich and very tasty.