Super Easy Potato Leek Soup

| December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

 

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Whenever anyone asks what my favorite recipe is, my recipe Potato Leek Soup is one of the first to come to mind. It’s ridiculously easy — just a few ingredients — and it can be made pretty swiftly with minimal hands-on work. And while simple, this unassuming soup is flavorful and warm — perfect for a chilly New England winter day.

Also, this soup is super waist friendly — it’s under 300 calories per serving, and they are generous servings. Nothing to feel guilty about here. (NOTE: I use SparkRecipes.com to calculate calories, and according to that one serving is 260.9 calories.)

To make this a meal, make a big green salad with veggies to serve with it. Crusty bread is a good side too.

Have a great weekend.

Super Easy Potato Leek Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
3 large leeks, soaked and chopped
1 lb potatoes, diced
4 cups chicken broth
salt
pepper
hot sauce

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large pot. Add leeks and cook on medium-low for 10 minutes. They should soften, but not brown.
  2. Add potatoes and chicken broth. Cover, increase the heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. Then add salt, pepper and hot sauce, to taste (I used about 3 shakes of hot sauce). You may also want to garnish with additional hot sauce and something green like parsley.
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Psst! This recipe originally debuted on Sarah’s Cucina Bella in September 2008 with a not-so-tasty photo.

Category: potatoes, Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, soup

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Wow – that looks yummy! I will definitely give this one a try – thanks for sharing.

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