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Super Easy Potato Leek Soup

Creamy and smooth, with a slight sweetness from the leeks, this recipe for Super Easy Potato Leek Soup is a cinch to make. Dress it up with fresh herbs and/or hot sauce to make it your own.

Super Easy Potato Leek Soup

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

Super Easy Potato Leek Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Creamy and smooth, with a slight sweetness from the leeks, this recipe for Super Easy Potato Leek Soup is a cinch to make. Dress it up with fresh herbs and/or hot sauce to make it your own.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Psst! This recipe originally debuted on Sarah’s Cucina Bella in September 2008 with a not-so-tasty photo.

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Monday 15th of October 2012

[...] Recipe: Potato Leek SoupĀ from Sarah’s Cucina [...]

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Tuesday 9th of October 2012

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