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Leek Potato Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by gragedanwyn

Makes 6 servings



Courtesy of the Food Network's Alton Brown

Recipe Ingredients for Leek Potato Soup

1 pound leeks, cleaned and dark green sections removed, approximately 4 to 5 medium
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pinch kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning
14 ounces, approximately 3 small, Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
1 quart vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon snipped chives

Recipe Directions for Leek Potato Soup

  1. Chop the leeks into small pieces.

  2. In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and sweat for 5 minutes.

  3. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes.

  6. Turn off the heat and puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper.

  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 370.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
298
Calories from Fat
137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.2g
23%
Saturated Fat
8.9g
45%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
99mg
33%
Sodium
677mg
28%
Potassium
549mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
14.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
26.1g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 12% Iron 17%
* 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 niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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