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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

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!

creamy potato leek soup web

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…

Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)
Adapted from an Emeril Lagasse recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish, Soup
  • 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
  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.



  1. 1

    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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