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Friday, October 1, 2010

Potato and Leek Soup

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This is a very easy peasy soup and fast to make...........I got this recipe from a friend who is always on a diet or looking for fast meals. This also freezes well.

"Easy Peasy Potato and Leek Soup"
3 Tbsp. butter
3 large leeks, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced about 4 1/2 cups
2 larger Russet potatoes, peeled and diced [about 18 oz.]
4 1/2 cups [or more] chicken stock OR water
2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped for garnish

Melt butter in a saucepan add leeks and saute, stirring for about 10 minutes.
Add potatoes, cover and cook til' tender, about 10 minutes.
Add 4 1/2 cups chicken broth; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Puree' in batches.

Garnishes..........Sometimes I use crispy bacon, croutons, freshly grated Parmigiana-Regianno or crispy shallots. Whatever fancies you that day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


  1. This is a favorite soup and soon it will be cool enough on the prairie to enjoy it!

  2. YUM! Now that we're finally cooling down, I'm going to start making soup again. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I just bought ingredients to make potato leek soup today at the Farmer's Market. I bought some dill for it too though so maybe I will work off your recipe and do some improvising too. Thanks for linking at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

  4. Wow, that is easy! Looks tasty and fresh. Great idea!

  5. I am so glad you found me! I love your blog. I can see right away that I can find some great recipes with you. I will definitely try this soup. I have health problem that prevents me from using processed foods." From Scratch" tastes better anyway.
    Thank you for visiting and following me. I appreciate your kind comments. Ginger

  6. Yum! That looks delicious!! I have never cooked with leeks before. Now I must try it out.

  7. This is one of my favourite soups that I make often during the winter. I've added you to my Ontario blog roll at the side of my blog.