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Stovetop Potato Leek Soup

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Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
When the weather turns cold, a pot of this hearty, nutritious soup will warm you on the inside. This is a page about stovetop potato leek soup.
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This easy to make potato leek soup is the perfect chilly weather meal!

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min

Total Time: 1 hr 40 min

Yield: 6

Source: Food Network (Alton Brown recipe)

partial view of a bowl of the soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb leeks (approx. 4-5 medium or 2 large)
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4-5 small Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • heavy pinch kosher salt
  • fresh chives

Steps:

  1. Clean the leeks and remove the dark green portion.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  3. Chop leeks into small pieces.
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  5. Melt the butter in a heavy pot, over medium heat. Add a heavy pinch of salt.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  7. Add the leeks and sweat them for 5 minutes.
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  9. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender (approx. 25 minutes). Stirring occasionally.
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  11. Wash, peel, and dice the potatoes into small cubes.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  13. Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth to the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  15. Then reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft (approx. 45 minutes).
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  17. Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  19. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Add additional seasoning, if desired.
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
  21. Top soup with snipped chives. Enjoy!
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    Stovetop Potato Leek Soup
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