Leek & Potato Soup

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Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had an amazing holiday. 🙂 I thought since it has been cold outside I’d share a yummy soup recipe. This is a simple potato and leek soup and it doesn’t take too much prep time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 large leeks
3 potatoes
Handful of chives
1 quart of chicken broth
2-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 cup of heavy cream
Cheese (optional)
Pepper & Salt

    1. You’ll want to cut your leeks lengthwise. After that, go ahead and cut them widthwise into bite-sized pieces. You will only need the light green parts 🙂 Throw away the hard green parts.
    2. Place the leeks into a large bowl of water and move them around to get rid of any dirt or sand. (You don’t want this in your soup! 😛)
    3. In a large pot, melt your butter and place the leeks in there. You can add some salt at this point. You’ll want to get the leeks to sweat.leeks
    4. Once the leeks have starting sweating, put a lid on them and let them get tender at a medium-low temperature. This will be around 25-30 mins. Make sure to stir them every so often.leeks
    5. Skin potatoes and cut them into cubes. Add them and the chicken broth to the soup and turn the heat up to a medium temperature to let everything come to a boil.
    6. Cook everything until the potatoes are nice and soft. You can add your pepper so it infuses into the soup while everything cooks.leeks-cooking
    7. Once everything is cooked, use a blender or immersion blender and puree everything so it’s well blended and add your heavy cream.
    8. Add some chives or cheese to your soup and enjoy!!! leek-and-potato-soup

The awesome thing about this soup is that it doesn’t take much to fill you up. You can add more broth and cream if you want it thinner, or you can make it more thick by adding cheese. I love soups like this on a freezing winter day. I hope you will try this!

Happy Holidays!

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18 Comments

  1. thebeautifiedblogger December 29, 2014

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! I hope that you had a fabulous holiday! xoxo

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    • prettyloved December 29, 2014

      Thank you so much. 🙂 That’s so kind. Hope you do, too and a happy new year!

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  2. Alexis Ruiz December 29, 2014

    I don’t think I have ever had leek before, but this seems like a delicious soup for those cold windy days ^_^

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    • prettyloved December 29, 2014

      Oh! You totally should. Its like a really toned down version of a green onion. It has a light onion taste. Super yummy 🙂

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      • Alexis Ruiz December 29, 2014

        Oooo I love green onions in my soup,but they could be a little strong! I will def try this when I have the time in Spring for a nice hot soup ^_^!

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  3. Lynne December 29, 2014

    oooo this looks delicious 😀 Even though it’s not winter I will have to make this 😛

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  4. plus+beauty27 December 29, 2014

    Looks delicious! 🙂 xo

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    • prettyloved December 30, 2014

      You should try it! It would be good with cheese, too. I put cheese on mine

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  5. Stephanie G December 30, 2014

    Leek and potato soup is my go to comfort food. My mom used to make it all the time when I was younger. Normally I don’t blend it up so I’ll have to try that. I plan on eating A LOT of this soup when I get my wisdom teeth out on Friday 🙁

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    • prettyloved December 30, 2014

      I think next time I make it I wont blend it. I love my veggies hole but it is yummy for sure

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  6. plus+beauty27 January 3, 2015

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  7. Anonymous January 7, 2015

    I will try this recipe!!

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