Winter Leek and Potato Soup
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Winter Leek and Potato Soup

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"A great-tasting, hearty and satisfying soup that's perfect for a lunch or to start an otherwise light dinner."


1 h 5 m servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 886 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir leeks and onion until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir potatoes and chicken broth into onion mixture; simmer until potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Pour half-and-half into potato soup and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes more.
  4. Stir Cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper into soup until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
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  1. 89 Ratings


Excellent soup after my alterations! Everyone loved it! My initial reading of this recipe alerted me that it would be a very bland tasting soup. My only alterations were that I used 2 pounds of ...

This is a simple, basic leek and potato soup, unencumbered by a lot of unnecessary and distracting extra ingredients. Leeks, potatoes, chicken broth and a little milk or cream is really all you...

I used 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. bacon fat and sauted 2 cloves of garlic with 3 leeks [that's how my grocery store sells in a bunch]. Only used 4 potatoes and 4 cups of chicken stock. PERF...

Simple and excellent! I only made a few minor changes. I used 1.5 times the half and half and cheese, and I used the Mexican cheese blend from Costco, since that's what I had on hand. Otherwise,...

I was actually looking for a pepper jack chicken soup, but thought this would do. Very good. I did do 1/2 cheddar 1/2 pepper jack to get the taste I was looking for. Didn't have leeks so used mo...

Oh my this was yummy! I loved pretty much everything about it. The only thing is next time I might add a little bit of fresh garlic when the Leeks saute and I might add more leeks (i'm a leek nu...

I really enjoyed this. I does need the garlic. Also, I used 3 leeks and added an extra potato. I like the soup creamy, so I held off on the cheese and put it through a blender to get it nice ...

I doubled the recipe and it was fantanstic! I cooked some bacon and had it on the side for anyone who wanted some. I tried it with and without bacon. Yum! If you make this trust me when I say yo...

Excellent! Creamy and tasty!