How to Make Leek and Potato Soup

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It may taste like you slaved all day, but leek and potato soup is actually one of the simplest soups to make. Serve this soup as first course or turn it into a light entree by serving with crusty French bread. This potato leek soup recipe serves four.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • 3 c. milk
  • 2 medium peeled and diced potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 stalks celery sliced thin
  • 4 well-washed and thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 3 c. cold water
  • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1

      Melt butter in a large pot.

    • 2

      Add leeks and celery and sauté 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.

    • 3

      Add 1 c. water, cover and cook 10 more minutes.

    • 4

      Add potatoes and another 2 c. water. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

    • 5

      Add milk, cover and cook 10 more minutes, or until potatoes are just tender.

    • 6

      Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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