Creamy Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

We bought some organic potatoes and 2 leeks from the supermarket the other day, and it was a chilly enough for something warm, so I decided on a dinner of potato and leek soup. It tasted pretty luxurious once topped with a slice of bread and cheese, and toasted under the grill. Filling and satisfying, potato and leek soup is a frugal classic that never fails to impress!

 

Potato & Leek Soup

  1. 1 medium saucepan – fill 2/3 with potatoes, roughly cubed; cover with water; boil until softened.
  2. Tip out 1/2 the water, and replace with approx 1 litre milk.
  3. In a separate pan, saute finely sliced leeks in some butter until translucent. When ready add to potatoes.
  4. Add 2 stock cubes.
  5. Use a potato masher to break up the potatoes.
  6. Cook and mash until soup is thickened – by this time the potatoes have broken up enough to no longer be lumpy.
  7. Add salt and white pepper to taste.
  8. Ladel into bowls. Top with a peice of crusty bread, sprinkled with a generous amount of grated cheese and a crackling of pepper.
  9. Toast under grill.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Creamy Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

  1. Happy Birthday!!
    Sounds like a lovely pleasant time. (But please don’t tell me you really are only 22.. that would just break my old heart)

    I love leek+tater soup, but every time we have leeks, I end up making Leek and Corn chowder. Got to break that tasty habit.

  2. Thanks!!! 😀

    Yep, a meagre 22 is me. The boy ‘schwein is 33 though, so together we even out to about 27 & a half, or mentally at least.

    When a woman at work found out I was turning 22, she was like ‘Wow. By the age of 22 I’d been married twice, divorced once, had 2 kids, and a 3rd on the way’. Goes to show age is only a number!

    Yum, leek and corn chowder sounds awesome. I’ll have to try that.

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