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easy potato leek soup

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Elaine Laskowski
Plymouth, PA

Comfort food at its best. This can be made heartier by adding crumbled cooked bacon or some chunks of ham.

★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy potato leek soup

  • 4 lg
  • 2 stick
  • 4 lg
    russet potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 qt
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c
    half and half
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    white pepper

How To Make easy potato leek soup

  • 1
    Cut off the tough green tops and the beard ends of the leeks. Using a sharp knife, make a cut down the center of the leeks but not all the way through the beard end, let that connected. Turn over the leeks and make another cut like the first but not all the way through. Cut the leeks into thin slices and rinse well in cold water in a pot to clean out any sand in the stalks. Strain in a colander.
  • 2
    Slice celery. Melt the butter in a large pot and add the leeks and celery. Cook over medium low heat until tender.
  • 3
    Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper and the peeled, diced potatoes to the leeks and cover and simmer until potatoes are tender but not falling apart.
  • 4
    Add the half and half but don't boil, just heat until broth is hot. At this time if you are adding ham or bacon put it in the pot and let it heat. If soup is too thin just mash some of the potatoes with the back of a wooden spoon until soup is of the consistency you like.