Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup
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6 Reviews
This is an easy-to-make-ahead soup for a chilly winter's night.
30 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/2 pounds (5 cups)
Yukon gold or russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium
leeks, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1 (32-ounce) box (4 cups)
chicken broth
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half
3 tablespoons
chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons
prepared horseradish
 
Chopped fresh chives, if desired

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add potatoes, leeks, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until leeks are softened.
  2. Add chicken broth. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 25-27 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in half & half.
  3. Place 3 cups soup in 5-cup blender container or food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into large serving bowl; repeat with remaining soup. Stir in 3 tablespoons chives and horseradish. Garnish with chopped fresh chives, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- Leeks are grown in sandy soil, so it’s important to rinse them well. Slice lengthwise and run water between the layers so all the sand is washed away. Chop the white and tender green parts of the leeks.

- Soup can be served chilled. Prepare as directed above. After blending, refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Before serving, stir in 1 cup additional half & half if soup is too thick.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
25g
Protein
5g
Fat
6g
Sodium
860mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Very simple and adaptable. I've served it with bacon and sour cream like a "baked potato soup." I've also tried it with shredded chicken breast and fresh peas. The flavor of the soup is great on its own, but lends itself well to many variations and additions. When I had 2 cups left over once I thinned it out with milk and poured it over a beef roast and veggies like a gravy. INSTANT HIT!

Rating

Simple and delicious!

Rating

was the best potatoe leek soup i have ever tried. It has become a family favorite!

Rating

It is very good.

Rating

Very creamy and sure tastes rich and potatoey!! Next time though I won't put 4 leeks in as it was a bit strong...maybe just 2 leeks. This is delish and yes, I will make it again.

Rating

I didn't have half and half on hand so I used your site to substitute 1/3 butter with 2/3 milk. The soup was so good... Oh! I also tried it with 1/2 can of peas. Still great!

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