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Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

Mama2ME

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

1 h servings 250 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove pot from heat and blend soup using a hand blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 250 calories; 13.2 g fat; 28.9 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; 40 mg cholesterol; 539 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 star...

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I did not care for this recipe.

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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 star...

I changed nothing and loved this recipe! Well I added chives in the end but that's it! My picky kids loved it!

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.

I did not care for this recipe.

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...

Used the cream

Made this soup recipe with a few small changes, really nice and suitable for a fussy eater

This soup came out very well. There is a rich potato taste and a hint of the leek. I varied the recipe by using 3 lbs of potatoes to 1 1/2 lb leek. 32 oz broth, 16 oz cream, spices as in the r...

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 ...