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Hearty Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Hearty Potato Leek Soup recipe? Learn how to make Hearty Potato Leek Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kymodoke

Makes 8 servings



Adapted from http://pinchmysalt.com. Delicious! This is easily made vegetarian by replacing chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Recipe Ingredients for Hearty Potato Leek Soup

4 tablespoons butter
3 leeks, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
9 medium yukon gold potatoes , thinly sliced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth (or enough to barely cover potatoes)
1 cup 2% milk
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Hearty Potato Leek Soup

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat then add onions and leeks.

  2. Cook, stirring, until onions are limp and just slightly brown.

  3. Add sliced potatoes to saucepan then pour in enough chicken broth to just barely cover the potatoes.

  4. Continue cooking over medium heat until potatoes are tender.

  5. Using a potato masher, mash and stir potatoes until desired consistency is reached.

  6. 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.

  7. Add one cup of 2% milk (original recipe calls for 1-2 cups heavy cream, you may want to substitute nonfat milk).

  8. Salt and black pepper to taste.

  9. Cook 15 minutes more over low heat, stirring frequently

  10. Remove from heat and serve.

Categories

Potatoes, Appetizers, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup, American, English, Irish, Christmas, Easter, Super Bowl, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 434.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
295
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.2g
11%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
409mg
17%
Potassium
1234mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
50.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
6.2g
25%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 9% Iron 16%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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