Not only do my somewhat picky kids love to eat this soup, they love to help me make it too...delicious and simple!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir leeks, garlic, salt, and pepper in the hot butter until leeks are tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

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  • Stir chicken broth and cornstarch together in a bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; pour over the leek mixture. Add potatoes to the broth mixture and bring to a boil; season with onion powder and garlic powder. Reduce heat, add half-and-half to broth mixture, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove pot from heat and blend soup using a hand blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

For thicker sauce use heavy cream in place of half-and-half.

I'd use salted butter, but don't add any more salt until the very end, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 40.1mg; sodium 538.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2015
Absolutely delicious. I made two minor substitutions: instead of onion powder I used a 1/2 of a large white onion, tripled the fresh garlic instead of the powder one and didn't use the corn starch. Thank you it was awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2016
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2015
Absolutely delicious. I made two minor substitutions: instead of onion powder I used a 1/2 of a large white onion, tripled the fresh garlic instead of the powder one and didn't use the corn starch. Thank you it was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I changed nothing and loved this recipe! Well I added chives in the end but that's it! My picky kids loved it! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
This was quite delicious. I didn't use the corn starch and found that the consistency was thick enough anyway. It really is simple, easy and tasty. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2016
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
I used fresh chopped onion and 3 large cloves of garlic instead of the powder in the recipe. 1/2 teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of finely ground pepper. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2018
I made this soup and omitted the half n half to save on calories. I used 2 leeks 6 yukon gold potatoes (unpeeled). I did not add the cornstarch either. Once the potatoes were cooked I used a hand immersion blender to make it smooth. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
So great! I dont eat dairy so I switched the butter to a plant oil base one and the half and half to coconut cream. Made it super creamy! I might add more leek next time... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
Very good soup!I made only a few insignificant changes. I used 2 T. of minced garlic added to leeks etc. then added minimal powdered garlic later. My picky daughter even liked it. I will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2018
Easy and delicious. Making it again. My husband and I loved it Read More
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