134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3

This soup can be made even better with the addition of crumbled bacon.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place potatoes into a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Meanwhile, saute leeks in butter until translucent.

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  • When potatoes are done, skin them while they are still hot and cut them into bite sized pieces. Place potatoes into a stock pot with chicken broth and leeks. season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until simmering, then remove from heat and stir in milk. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; 6.3 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 796 mg sodium. 77.6 g carbohydrates; 9.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (101)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Awesome flavor and texture. This doesn't need fancy spices and a lot of complicated steps; it's easy and delicious. However if you want to add extra spices I found that mustard powder garlic and/or a sprinkle of nutmeg worked well with the potato and leek flavors. We also ate it with a toasted piece of sourdough bread (yum!) I'd also suggest adding the milk directly into the bowl. That way each person can control the soup's consistency to their preference and I didn't have to worry that the soup had milk in it that might spoil if I left it out for a couple hours or if it took more than a week to finish (which it did). I think we used more potatoes than were called for; we didn't have red potatoes so we had to guess but we used up the last of our baking potatoes (6 of them). It made enough for 2 people to eat for a week. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2003
thought this was really bland and I even used homemade chicken stock. no one i served it to liked it. Read More
(4)
134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Awesome flavor and texture. This doesn't need fancy spices and a lot of complicated steps; it's easy and delicious. However if you want to add extra spices I found that mustard powder garlic and/or a sprinkle of nutmeg worked well with the potato and leek flavors. We also ate it with a toasted piece of sourdough bread (yum!) I'd also suggest adding the milk directly into the bowl. That way each person can control the soup's consistency to their preference and I didn't have to worry that the soup had milk in it that might spoil if I left it out for a couple hours or if it took more than a week to finish (which it did). I think we used more potatoes than were called for; we didn't have red potatoes so we had to guess but we used up the last of our baking potatoes (6 of them). It made enough for 2 people to eat for a week. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2005
This recipe was quite easy to make. I substituted Yukon Gold Potatoes for colour and a dash of cumin to kick in some flavour. Although its been rated as boring I think you're best to season it to your own taste. Get creative not critical! Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2004
I made it as directed and it was a bit bland. Then I tried the suggestion that it "can be made even better with the addition of crumbled bacon". It sure can! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
For veggies & vegans you can do this quite well using veggie broth for the chicken & subbing soy milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2004
I added a cut up ham steak and one of the cans of broth I used was garlic-flavored. It added a lot of flavor. I'd recommend adding garlic either when you saute the leeks or using garlic broth for extra flavor. Excellent soup and filling! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
This soup is SO SO good! I loved it my husband loved it and even my one year old daughter gobbled it down. It's definitely one to keep on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
This was the first time I tried leeks it was awesome!The leeks also had a buttery taste to the soup. I found this easy to prepare and it went fast! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2003
Very bland and stringy soup. Wasn't my cup of tea...sorry. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
Very tasty. Unfortunately my kids didn't appreciate it as much. My husband loved it and so did I. Hit the spot on a cold winter day. Read More
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