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Potato Leek Soup

Got leeks and not sure how to use them? This member of the onion family brings a deliciously sweet, sophisticated flavor to recipes that’s unlike any other. It’s seasonal in the spring and fall, making it at home in both springy pastas as well as comforting soups and casseroles. Need some inspiration on what to do with a leftover leek or two? Here are our top leek recipes for using this special ingredient, including recipes from this website and favorite recipe developers around the web. Ready to get started?

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Potato Leek Soup

20 Tasty Leek Recipes


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

This potato leek soup recipe is classic and lusciously creamy! Cozy up to a bowl of this fall simple favorite.


Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons salted butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 large or 4 small leeks (4 cups thinly sliced), white and light green parts
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and small diced (5 cups diced)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (or make a bouquet garni)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the leeks, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes until the leeks are very tender but not browned. 
  2. Add the chopped potato, vegetable broth, water, fresh thyme, bay leaf, and salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Remove the thyme and bay leaf.
  3. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Add the cream and blend again. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. 
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Soup
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Leek recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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