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Recipe: Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

Not only do my somewhat picky kids love to eat this soup, they love to help me make it too...delicious and simple

Creamy Potato And Leek Soup Ingredients

  • cup butter

  • 3 leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 5? cups peeled and diced potatoes, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 cups half-and-half

How to Make Creamy Potato And Leek Soup

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir leeks, garlic, salt, and pepper in the hot butter until leeks are tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir chicken broth and cornstarch together in a bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; pour over the leek mixture. Add potatoes to the broth mixture and bring to a boil; season with onion powder and garlic powder. Reduce heat, add half-and-half to broth mixture, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Remove pot from heat and blend soup using a hand blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Creamy Potato And Leek Soup Nutritions

  • Calories: 250 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 28.9 g

  • Cholesterol: 40.1 mg

  • Fat: 13.2 g

  • Fiber: 3.1 g

  • Protein: 5.3 g

  • SaturatedFat: 8 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 538.9 mg

  • Sugar: 3.2 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Creamy Potato And Leek Soup Reviews

  • Absolutely delicious. I made two minor substitutions: instead of onion powder I used a 1/2 of a large white onion, tripled the fresh garlic instead of the powder one and didnt use the corn starch. Thank you it was awesome

  • I changed nothing and loved this recipe Well I added chives in the end but thats it My picky kids loved it

  • This was quite delicious. I didnt use the corn starch and found that the consistency was thick enough anyway. It really is simple, easy and tasty. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Good soup My wife absolutely loved it. Shes a potato lover so instead of pureeing the soup with a hand blender I cut the potatoes into rustic bite sized chunks. Added to the texture of the soup and gave it heartier look.

  • I used fresh chopped onion and 3 large cloves of garlic instead of the powder in the recipe. 1/2 teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of finely ground pepper. Delicious.

  • I did not care for this recipe.

  • I made this soup, and omitted the half n half, to save on calories. I used 2 leeks, 6 yukon gold potatoes (unpeeled). I did not add the cornstarch either. Once the potatoes were cooked, I used a hand immersion blender to make it smooth. Yum.

  • So great I dont eat dairy, so I switched the butter to a plant oil base one, and the half and half to coconut cream. Made it super creamy I might add more leek next time...

  • Delicious is all I can say Super easy to make as well

  • Made this precisely as recipe calls for. Excellent flavor and texture.

  • This soup was awesome easy to make and even though i didnt have garlic powder, realized after i started cooking I doubled up on the minced garlic. I also added some mushrooms and only immulsified half of the potato and leek mixture. Really tasty soup

  • This is very similar to my favorite Clam Chowder Recipe. Next time I will follow my Clam Chowder base, omit the clams, and just use more potatoes. This was good, but my Clam Chowder is much more flavorful.

  • I did not make any changes to this recipe, it was very good but was not my favourite (just my opinion, my family loved it).

  • Excellent

  • It wasnt really what I was looking for and my husband didnt like it

  • Easy and delicious. Making it again. My husband and I loved it

  • Ive been using Allrecipes for quite a while but this is my first review This recipe is simple, straightforward and optimizes the main flavours of the ingredients. Using salted butter and broth I chose not to add too much extra salt, instead I added slightly more pepper and dried parsley. After the soup was fully cooked I removed it from the heat and blended, adding 1/2 cup of heavy cream and blending a bit more. The consistency of the soup came out thick and creamy while preserving the flavours of the leak and potato. For presentation purposes I added a sprinkle of Parmesan and fresh parsley. Delicious

  • The family loved it. I didnt change anything.

  • This soup came out very well. There is a rich potato taste and a hint of the leek. I varied the recipe by using 3 lbs of potatoes to 1 1/2 lb leek. 32 oz broth, 16 oz cream, spices as in the recipe. I also made my own broth, I buy leg qtrs when on sale, usually .29 per lb. Then boil up 3 of them with carrots and celery, I get broth and chicken meat as a result. The meat I use for salads, mexican dishes etc.

  • Very good soupI made only a few insignificant changes. I used 2 T. of minced garlic added to leeks, etc,. then added minimal powdered garlic later. My picky daughter even liked it. I will make this again

  • This soup came out great I usually dont use either onion powder or garlic powder, preferring the real thing, but used them since I was short on time and the final outcome was delicious My lunch guest agreed. The only thing I changed was that I used vegetable broth since I dont eat meat. Will definitely make this again.

  • I didnt use cream and I think that affected the flavor. I didnt taste the leeks enough and it needed more garlic flavor.

  • Used the cream

  • Really nice recipe. Also omitted the cornstarch. I pured half the soup and added 1/2 cup of 35% cream. Delicious

  • Ive made this recipe several times after a family member sent it to me. Fantastic soup. Love how easy this recipe is to follow Thanks :)

  • Very easy to make. I doubled the leeks and used heavy cream. This is a delightful winter soup to be enjoyed with a side of crusty bread. I will be sending some to the nurses working with my wife as a quick break in their busy day. :

  • I made it as is and it was sooo goood. real keeper.

  • Amazing and easy A wonderful Fall and Winter soup for those cold days when you need some home cooking comfort food. Very easy to make. I have been getting a lot of leeks in my CSA this Fall and having been making batches of this like crazy. This is actually my 3rd time making this recipe in 2 weeks. The recipe is perfect as is. I often add extra garlic to satisfy my love of garlic. A keeper for sure

  • Came out great, I made the same substitution as another reviewer. Doubled the garlic and added 1/2 a diced onion. I also omitted the cornstarch.

  • My daughter loved this I made a few substitutions... 2/3 cup of cream (18%) and 6 cups of chicken broth. I left of the cornstarch because it was thick enough. Finally. I added 3 tablespoons of crumbled bacon instead of salt.

  • I used some of the advice from others, used real onion, more garlic and I used some of the dark green part of the leeks too. I also add a bit of Onion Plus seasoning. Great flavor and makes a lot. Will keep this recipe

  • Easy to make. Excellent texture and taste.

  • Made this soup recipe with a few small changes, really nice and suitable for a fussy eater

  • Did add carrots We loved it

  • Yum I used bok choy instead of leeks, it was great

  • I have been looking for a great potato leek soup recipe. This one is awesome You have to try this. I did not use the cornstarch also. It had a perfect consistency. Thank you for submitting this one.

  • We all love it.

  • I have made it several times. Mostly because my kids and husband ask for it all the time. I dont make any changes. Yummy comfort food.

  • This soup is delish as-is, but it does come out on the thicker side. You could probably get away with omitting the corn starch. Im going to make it a second time, but Im adding half a yellow onion and will probably omit the corn starch.I may also add the half-and-half during the last 5 minutes of simmering before blending the soup.

  • Followed it to the letter great soup have made it before using real onions in place of powder both versions turned out excellent

  • Simply delicious I used an onion chopped fine, and a stalk of celery diced, and added to the leeks and sauteed in the butter. I used 1 & 1/2 cartons of Chicken broth to cook the potatoes. When they were soft, I gently mashed then with a hand masher, leaving some chunks. I then added 2 cups of half & half and a bit of vegeta seasoning (about 1 tbsp) and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Before serving, I sprinkled with diced crispy bacon. My family said it was the best soup ever

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