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Chipotle Leek and Potato Soup

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"A spicy version of this classic soup. The smokiness of the adobo sauce and the bite of the chile balance the savory flavors of the potato and cream. Cumin and white pepper finish off this cozy soup. Best enjoyed next to a fire with a glass of red wine. Serve piping hot topped with sour cream and croutons or cheese and onion rings!"
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1 h 39 m servings 385
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add leeks and salt; cook, stirring often, until very soft, about 20 minutes. Stir in red bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add chipotle pepper, cumin, thyme, and white pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir vegetable broth and potatoes into the pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer soup, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in milk and cream. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Puree soup with an immersion blender to desired smoothness. Simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute fresh thyme for the dried if desired.
  • For a healthier version, use less or no cream at all and add more stock or water to get the right consistency.
  • Use a blender instead of an immersion blender to puree the soup if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 385 calories; 18.7 48.8 7.4 53 561 Full nutrition

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A delicious, smooth and spicy soup. I left out the cream, as written in the notes. After tasting it, I realized it needed the cream. It was good without. It was even better with the cream. Thank...

It was a very cold fall day, so I was in the mood for a great hot soup. I made this to the T, but I found it lacking in flavor. It was hot and filling, but not a repeat for us.

Very yummy!

this is the BEST potato soup EVER!!! the leeks & chipotle combination is just WONDERFUL!!! I did add more potato's as we like creamy thick texture and the recipe is thinner, but the taste is ove...