Creamy Potato Leek Soup Recipe
This Potato Leek Soup Recipe is creamy and great for any family gathering. It includes celery, leeks, potatoes, carrots and more.
A quick leek soup recipe that is a favorite among most families, including mine. It is not only loved by adults but also by children.
My daughters love it. Its too bad they don't know leeks are a type of onion, then they would probably hate it. Ha Ha...
You know how kids are. Well, some of you anyway.
Here you will find easy instructions on how to make leek soup.
There are many great homemade recipes on this site for the cook book at home.
I first heard about one of these Potato Leek Soup Recipes about 6 or 7 years ago from a fellow chef at work one evening. He told me how to make it.
So I tried it at home and its been a favorite of mine ever since.
Although my #1 favorite soup is still Baked Potato Soup.
I've tried changing this easy Potato Leek Soup recipe up
and adding things to it, to try and make it better but the exact recipe was always the best. Adding ham to it was also very good. I'll show you how to do that also. Which isn't very hard.
Ok enough talk, lets get to the bottom of the pot.
- 3 Leeks (the white part)
- 3 C. diced, Red Potatoes (half inch cubes)
- 2 peeled and chopped Carrots
- 1 Celery stalk (no leaves) chopped
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 5 C. Chicken or Vegetable Broth (if your a vegetarian.)
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 C. Half & Half
- 2 tsp. All-Purpose Flour
- 1 TBS. Butter or Margarine
- 1 Large Pot
- 1 Large Frying Pan
- Food Processor, Knife or Chopper
- Spatula, or Wooden Spoon
- Dry measuring cups & spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- Cutting Board
- A Large Bowl
- A Small Bowl
Preparing for Your Potato Leek Soup Recipe
I will always recommend homemade broth for the best results, but if you want to use store bought that's fine.
You can use any kind of potatoes for your soups that you would like but I would suggest using Red Potatoes for a few reasons.
- They have an excellent flavor when used in soups.
- They last much longer in hot water then most non-waxy potatoes.
Make sure you have a bowl of cold water ready when you cube your potatoes.
When cutting your Leeks make sure to only use the white stem part and not the leafy green part.
You can save the Green leafy parts, potato peels and the Celery leaves for homemade broth.
Wash and Peel Potatoes (preferably Red Potatoes)
- Cut 3 C. Potatoes in 1/2 inch cubes and place them in a bowl with cold water to keep them from browning.
- Chop 3 Leek stems (the white part) and place them in a separate bowl.
- Chop 2 Carrots and place them in the bowl with the Leeks.
- Dice 1 Garlic Clove and place it in the bowl with Leeks and Carrots.
- Put 5 C. Broth in the large pot. (do not heat yet)
- Chop 1 Celery Stalk (without leaves) and put them in the Broth.
Potato Leek Soup Recipe Cooking Instructions
- Put 1 TBS. Butter or Margarine in the Large Frying Pan and heat on medium.
- Add Leeks, Carrots and Garlic (and some cubed ham if you wish) to the frying pan and saute for 3 minutes.
- After 3 minutes add 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to the frying pan and saute 3 more minutes.
- After 3 minutes pour the contents of the frying pan into the broth and stir well.
- Add the Potatoes and Bay Leaf to the broth and heat to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While simmering put 2 TBS all-purpose flour in a small bowl and slowly add luke warm water while mixing until you get a thick consistency and its mixed well.
- After 25 minutes add flour mixture to the broth and stir in well.
- Add 1/2 C. half & half and mix in well.
- Add salt to taste.
At this point you hurry and grab the bowls because you just finished and learned how to make a Potato Leek Soup Recipe.
You can Garnish this creamy potato leek soup with a number of things, chopped celery leaves, fresh or dried parsley, cayenne pepper and many other things.
Just use your imagination.
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