Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by lyn3009

Makes 6 servings



If you want to improve the presentation then add a tablespoon of cream to the centre of each bowl of soup and swirl it round gently with a fork. Sprinkle the chopped parsley or chives over the top.

Recipe Ingredients for Leek and Potato Soup

500 g leeks, trimmed
500 g potatoes
1 onion
1 litre Chicken stock
225 ml semi-skimmed milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Leek and Potato Soup

  1. Wash the leeks and slice off the top green parts. Remove the tough outer layer.

  2. Chop the leeks finely. The best way to do this is to slice them lengthwise into three sections then gather the sections and chop them. Put the copped leeks in a colander and rinse them thoroughly. This is specially important if you are using home grown leeks. Soil particles and grit is often present in the outer layers of the leeks.

  3. Peel, top and tail and finely chop the onion.

  4. Peel and chop the potatoes into small cubes, roughly 2cm / in cubes.

  5. If using stock cubes, dissolve them into water.

  6. Use 5 sprays of fry light (not in ingredients list)

  7. Turn the heat to low then add the leeks, onions and potatoes to the pan.

  8. Cook on the low heat for 10 minutes.

  9. Turn the ingredients twice whilst cooking

  10. Add the stock and milk to the pan and cook for a further 20 minutes until the potatoes are softened and cooked through.

  11. Your soup is now cooked and ready to serve. The texture of the soup will be chunky.

  12. If you prefer a less chunky texture, let the soup cool for 5 minutes and then blend for 30 seconds in a food processor. Reheat the soup until it just starts to boil and serve.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 395.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
141
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
657mg
27%
Potassium
527mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
29.1g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 7% Iron 13%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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