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Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

Ingredients (8)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
  • 2 cups finely chopped leeks (pale green and white parts only)
  • 4 cups peeled, medium-dice russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (from 4 medium thyme sprigs)
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories188
  • Fat8.94g
  • Saturated fat5.52g
  • Trans fat0.16g
  • Carbs25.21g
  • Fiber2.06g
  • Sugar2.27g
  • Protein3.21g
  • Cholesterol28.29mg
  • Sodium826.29mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

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This classic combination of leeks, potato, and herbs is flavorful enough to be served warm or chilled. Serve it as a first course for a dinner party with roast chicken or on a picnic with a chicken salad sandwich.

This is also a great recipe for using leftover scooped potatoes from a potato skins recipe.

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Instructions

  1. 1Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the foaming subsides, add leeks, season with freshly ground black pepper, and cook until leeks are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2Add potatoes, salt, and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Increase heat to high, add vegetable broth and water and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. 3Blend soup in a blender in 2 batches until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan over medium heat, stir in cream, season with additional pepper as needed, and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
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