Potato Leek Soup

Hey y’all…When the cooler weather appears, nothing is more comforting than a warm bowl of soup. Truth be told, I love to eat soup year round. There is something so satisfying and comforting about soup. There are endless recipes for a variety of soups. Honey Bee has been known to say “But it’s too hot for soup” and I challenge by saying “You eat hot food for supper every night”. In my mind there is no difference.

This potato leek soup is a spin on the classic recipe, and so easy to make! I have created a more healthy version by omitting heavy cream and butter.  You don’t need any cream to make this soup creamy.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

 

Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 1/2 pounds Red Bliss potatoes - I leave the skins on these small potatoes. After they boil, the skins easily peel off.
  • 4 leeks (whites only), thoroughly washed and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free milk

Instructions

Directions

Boil potatoes with skins on - approximately 20 minutes. The skins will peel easily after they are cooked.

Put the vegetable stock, potatoes, leeks, celery, bay leaf and thyme in a large pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Boil until the celery and leeks are soft - approximately 10 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf. Leave the soup mixture in the pot.Using an immersion blender (or in batches in a blender or food processor), blend the soup until smooth. Slowly add the fat-free milk; and simmer until the soup has thickened, about 20 minutes.

Season to taste.

BLENDING HOT LIQUIDS: Be extremely cautious!

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Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

Be sure to wash the sliced leeks again and again.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

You only need to rough-chop the celery.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

Fresh herbs in the stock pot make for a better tasting soup.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

I use the immersion blender right in the stock pot. This makes for less clean-up later. Be very careful as the hot liquid may spatter.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

This soup is delicious, comforting and satisfying.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

It is a meal enough on its own or you can pair with a favorite salad.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

I prefer to make a double batch and freeze the extra to make for easier meal planning.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

Potato Leek Soup. Perfect meal in Fall and Winter. Delicious, creamy soup.

I hope you give this wonderful soup a try this Fall and Winter. You won’t be sorry!

XO~Vicki

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Comments

    • says

      You are so welcome CoCo! On our healthy journey it is important to makeover some of our favorite recipes. With this version we don’t miss any of the “bad stuff” . So glad Soup Season is here!
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  1. says

    This looks delicious! Bring on the cold weather, I’ll be ready with this recipe. (Don’t you love your immersion blender? I use mine a lot. Who knew it would be so handy?!).
    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!!

    • says

      Hey Angie – We love our immersion blenders! Especially the easy clean-up. Our weather has finally turned cooler so we are sure that yours has too! Love soups and chilis at this time of year! Let us know what you think if you make this!
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  2. says

    Ladies, this soup looks so delish and easy to make. I love soups and feel they are so yummy and comforting and great to heat up for lunch. Can’t wait to try it. Lisa
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    • says

      Hey Mary Beth! We are so glad that you are going to make this soup. we can’t wait to hear what you think. The immersion blender has definitely made our lives a lot easier, especially for creamy soups like this. Thanks for your sweet comment!
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