Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Potato Leek Soup

You will notice that I am all about time savers and quick meals in the kitchen. As a mom that becomes very important. I cooked this tonight for dinner. It is one of our winter favorites. I got home about 4:15 and began cooking and had dinner on the table a little after five- to top it off, while it was simmering I cleaned the kitchen. Can't beat that! Most of these items I keep at the house all of the time so all I have to do is pick up leeks that week at the store.

Potato Leek Soup Recipe (only 3 ingredients)

2 large leeks (Use only the white and pale green parts, chop)
6 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
8 small/ medium potatoes, peeled, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
Salt & Pepper to taste

1 Put leeks in broth and bring to a boil to cook them down. (I do this while peeling potatoes)

2 Add in potatoes and cook until soft. (around 20 to 30 minutes). Then, I mash the potatoes with my "masher" until it thickens up. (You can do this in a blender if desired- to me it just adds dirty dishes)

3. Serve to hungry family.

I serve with shredded cheese on top and sometimes ham cubes. Put crackers (Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits are great!) on the plate and you are ready to go. It is very hearty and filling.

Serves 4-6.


  1. Hi girls! Dan and I made this soup tonight and it turned out great! Because we can never leave well enough alone, we added half a roll (1/2 lb) of browned italian sausage and 1/2 cup heavy cream to the recipe. Thanks for the new dish to add to our repertoire!

  2. Good idea- I will try it next time! Thanks for sharing! Kelli