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Creamy Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy creamy potato and leek soup recipe? Learn how to make creamy potato and leek soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mkemom1016

Makes 6 servings



substitute heavy cream for 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter

Recipe Ingredients for creamy potato and leek soup

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup leeks
1 cup onion, chopped
3 cups russet potatoes, thinly sliced**
3 1/2 cups chicken broth (or enough to barely cover potatoes)
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter

Recipe Directions for creamy potato and leek soup

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat then add onions and leeks. Cook, stirring, until onions are limp and just slightly brown.

  2. Add sliced potatoes to saucepan then pour in enough chicken broth to just barely cover the potatoes. Continue cooking over medium heat until potatoes are tender. Using a potato masher, mash and stir potatoes until desired consistency is reached. As you mash the potatoes and the soup thickens, turn down heat and stir frequently with a large spoon to prevent scorching on the bottom.

  3. Add one cup of heavy cream (or substitute) and salt and black pepper to taste. Cook 15 minutes more over low heat, stirring frequently, then remove from heat and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 299.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.5g
27%
Saturated Fat
10.8g
54%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
531mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
17.6g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
5.7g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 7% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
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