Makes: 8 Servings

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

This tasty soup is sure to fill you up any time of the year!

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 leeks (about 3 cups diced)
  • 3 potatoes (about 3 cups diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 1⁄2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup 1% milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
Serving Size:  1 cup
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories150
Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium55 mg
Total Carbohydrate21 g
Dietary Fiber2 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein5 g

Directions

  1. Remove root and green tops from leeks. Slice in half lengthwise and rinse well under running water. Slice crosswise into ¼ inch slices.
  2. Scrub potatoes under running water with a clean vegetable brush; cut into small cubes.
  3. Melt margarine or butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and chopped leeks. Cook until softened.
  5. 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.
  6. Add remaining broth, milk and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Source: FoodHero.org, recipe/ Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

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