NEW AND IMPROVED POTATO LEEK SOUP

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I had a bunch of organic veggies waiting to be used, so I came up with this delicious variation on Ellen's Cheesy Potato Leek Soup. No bacon in this one--sorry, all you bacon lovers. Threw in some carrots and celery, too.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 large
    white potato, peeled and diced
  • 8-10
    fingerling potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces (leave skin on)
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 8
    baby carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium
    leek, white and light green parts only, sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    chicken broth granules dissolved in 1 cup hot water
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ·
    garnish with fresh or dried chives

How to Make NEW AND IMPROVED POTATO LEEK SOUP

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare vegetables and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Place prepared vegetables, except garlic, into the boiling water. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, cook garlic in melted butter about 1 to 2 minutes; add flour; then add chicken broth and stir until smooth. Stir this mixture into the pot of vegetables. Add cream, milk, and water and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add onion powder, salt and pepper and simmer over low heat until it begins to thicken. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Serve hot with a sprinkling of chives if desired.

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About NEW AND IMPROVED POTATO LEEK SOUP

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American




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