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Creamy Potato Leek Soup

A tasty soup that is creamy, garlicky, and comforting. Ready in one hour!
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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 8 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

3 leeks (about 3 cups diced)
3 potatoes (about 3 cups cubed)
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
4 ½ cups low-sodium broth (any type)
¼ cup 1% milk
2 cloves garlic, minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Remove root and green tops from leeks.  Slice in half lengthwise and rinse well under running water. Slice crosswise into ¼-inch slices. 
  3. Scrub potatoes well; cut into small cubes.
  4. Melt margarine or butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic and leeks. Cook until softened.
  6. Add potatoes and enough broth to cover.  Cover pan and simmer until potatoes are soft.  Mash with a potato masher or fork until potatoes are fairly smooth. 
  7. Add remaining broth, milk and pepper.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try using parsnips for some of the potatoes. Add them a bit later than the potatoes because they will cook faster.
  • Try adding ½ teaspoon thyme with the pepper. 

Comments

This was a popular recipe at a school cafeteria tasting.  This was the first time I had students asking me can we get this on our school's cafeteria menu.  So many students came back for seconds on this recipe.  

I love this recipe! It's so cheap and easy to prepare. 

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