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Sweet Potato, Potato, Leek, and Ham Soup

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a simple and delicious soup to make for one of those cold fall days. The leeks and sweet potatoes make it a bit sweet, and they mix perfectly with the ham. You can serve immediately or let simmer for a few minutes."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 345
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add Yukon gold and sweet potatoes, bring back to a boil, and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add leeks; cook and stir until leeks are soft, about 5-10 minutes. Do not allow the leeks to brown.
  3. Stir leek and ham mixture into potatoes and broth. Add half-and-half; season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you would like the soup to be a little thicker, you can add a couple tablespoons of flour to it. Mix well and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 345 calories; 10.2 54.3 10.3 25 444 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I did not blend the soup as called for in the recipe but I did add a roux to it, which made it wonderfully thick and added another level of flavor to it. What I found though (because I made it t...

Most helpful critical review

As written, this is bland. However, this is a great base recipe. If you season it to taste, you can easily make it a 5 star recipe.

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I did not blend the soup as called for in the recipe but I did add a roux to it, which made it wonderfully thick and added another level of flavor to it. What I found though (because I made it t...

As written, this is bland. However, this is a great base recipe. If you season it to taste, you can easily make it a 5 star recipe.

The soup is amazing! Previous reviews said that it was fairly bland so I made some important changes. The first thing I did was cook the leeks in 1/2 cup of butter, salt and pepper instead of oi...

I made this as written except I used skim milk. It's good - but bland, even though I added some ground cloves and nutmeg. It's still missing something. I might add some shredded cheddar chees...

I pureed the soup; holding out about a cup of potatoes and all of the ham. Gave it great texture to the palate! :)

I like to add a little more flavor than salt & pepper. So I added a mix of spices. I garnished it with sharp cheddar and tarragon.