Potato and Leek Soup

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Potato and Leek Soup
Potato and Leek Soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 leeks, white parts only, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat; fry onion, carrots, and celery in oil until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour vegetable stock into the stockpot; add potatoes, leeks, and garlic. Bring the stock to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Remove stockpot from heat. Stir heavy cream into the soup.
  3. Puree soup in a blender in batches until smooth; season with salt and pepper to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Garnish servings with snipped fresh chives for a beautiful presentation. The soup is easily made ahead of time. Puree up to 3 days ahead and refrigerate, or freeze for up to 3 months. Make a double batch and freeze to have on hand for easy dinners!

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Kaylee Adams says:

This is such an easy soup that requires minimal ingredients. It's rich and creamy, but only uses 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Not too bad! The carrots give it incredible flavor too. Perfect to serve with thick, crusty bread.

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Anthony Cohen says:

I made a double batch and froze half of it. Great tasting soup. If you like potato soup, this is a must try. Leeks are so very underrated. Look for leeks that half mostly white and light green stem.

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Monica Allen says:

Delicious soup. I used one leek, I thought two would be too much. The cook time is 15 minutes, but I cooked it a little longer. I also used an immersion blender right in the pot. Perfect with rustic bread!

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Aja A says:

This is definitely one of my favorite soups. Been getting into leeks more and it gives such a depth of flavor that you kind of get from regular onions. Most of these types of soups I like to puree them to thick-ish sauce status and top them with some baked chicken or pork chops sliced with green apples, so I used a bit less of the stock to achieve that.

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Jen the Mighty says:

Love the onions, carrot, and celery as the base for this decadent soup. Had to be careful not to overblend, didn't want glue soup, so I used my immersion blender instead of pureeing in the blender.