Rating: 4.29 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Easy version of soup using wild leeks, chicken broth and instant potato flakes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 5 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the leeks and onion in the butter for 5 minutes, or until tender. Pour in the broth and the milk and mix well.

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  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the potato flakes, salt, celery salt and parsley. Allow to thicken and heat through.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 12.3g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 34.8mg; sodium 1209.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2003
This recipe could not get much easier. I made for my husband and he LOVED it! I can't wait to make it again. Just be sure to clean your leeks throughly as they like to hold dirt! Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2009
I must have read the directions 3 times wrote them down re read them and then proceeded with the soup. I ended up with a pot full of leeks onions potato flakes and curdled milk chunks. (the milk was not bad beforehand I checked). I don't know what happened but I will not be trying this again and am sadly disappointed with wasting my money on ingredients for something I can't eat. sorry. Read More
(1)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2003
This recipe could not get much easier. I made for my husband and he LOVED it! I can't wait to make it again. Just be sure to clean your leeks throughly as they like to hold dirt! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
Great recipe! Used real potatos and potato starch instead of potato flakes also used soy milk! Turned out great! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
We love this soup. It is tasty and easy. We have salad and fresh french bread and cheese on the side. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2004
Wonderful flavor. Used a scallion/onion mixture to get a little garlic flavor. Although the texture is a little grainy because of the potato flakes this is would be very adaptable to home dried potatoes or even left over mashed potatoes. Excellent for a lower fat version of a great comfort food. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2005
I love leek soup. I added about 2 cups of leeks and I added frozen hash browns instead of the potatoe flakes. I also used some cream I needed to use to make up the 4 cups of milk. Everyone loved it. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Very easy and yummy. I added more chicken broth. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2004
We really liked this- there was none left at the end of the meal! I used 1 leek 1 can of chicken broth & 2 t. dried parsley. Easy quick & economical! Thanks Ruth! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2009
I like this recipe but usually add a clove or two of garlic and in addition to the potato flakes (which add both creaminess and flavor) I also add a 'real' (pre-cooked and diced) potato or two to add some chunkiness. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
I made some changes to this recipe to suit what I had on hand and it turned out to be one of the best soups I've ever made...and that's saying something! I only used one can of soup broth and used the empty soup can to measure out 5 cans of skim milk. The biggest change was that I substituted the potato flakes (yuck) with my left over scalloped potatoes from Easter dinner. (they were and Asiago cheese and sage recipe). Anyway I threw them into the boiling mixture mashing as they cooked. I then took out about 3 cups of the leeks and potatoes that hadn't dissolved and blended them. Put everything back together and dined on the most delicious soup!!! I think the secret was definitely the leftover scalloped potatoes. They lent an unbelievable flavour to the soup. I will DEFINITELY make this again; in fact every time I have leftover scalloped potatoes!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
07/30/2009
I must have read the directions 3 times wrote them down re read them and then proceeded with the soup. I ended up with a pot full of leeks onions potato flakes and curdled milk chunks. (the milk was not bad beforehand I checked). I don't know what happened but I will not be trying this again and am sadly disappointed with wasting my money on ingredients for something I can't eat. sorry. Read More
(1)