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Tuesday, February 16

Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

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I haven’t mentioned my Eat Less Meat Challenge lately, so thought it was time for a quick update…along with a recipe! The challenge is going very well! We’ve definitely been eating less meat overall and we are not feeling deprived one bit. I think knowing we can still eat meat occasionally really makes the whole challenge realistic for us, and we still feel like we’re making a difference. I’m so happy that I set this resolution and, for those of you who have joined along in the challenge, I hope you’re having an equally positive experience!

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Last week I made Creamy Potato Leek soup, adapted from an Emeril Lagasse recipe. Our whole family enjoyed the soup, especially our 2 year old! The soup has a nice creamy texture without having to use cream. It’s a nice mild soup yet still full of flavor. I love leeks and pretty much love any soup that has them in the recipe. Without further ado…

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)
 
Adapted from an Emeril Lagasse recipe
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Soup
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped, white and green parts
  • 2 minced garlic cloves (I used my garlic press)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • Appx 1½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a large pot. Add leeks, cook while stirring until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add vegetable broth and potatoes. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until potatoes are tender, ~30 minutes.
  2. Blend soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Return to pot and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.

 

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6 Comments »

  1. 1
    Maria

    I am glad the challenge is going well. The soup looks mighty tasty!

  2. Great to hear your resolution is going well for you all.
    and I think this is a recipe i can handle. all right! I love my Vitamix for blending soups- i feel so professional;-)

  3. 3
    Debby Greene

    When we make this we add a little pork sausage and it tastes like Olive Gardens Zuppa Tuscana soup only much better.

  4. 4
    Carys Thistlethwaite

    This is so tasty. I had another recipe for Potatoe and Leek Soup but this takes less time, less ingredients and is tastier :) Thanks for the recipe

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