Monday, December 7, 2009

Chunky Potato & Leek Soup

How does a mother know when something she makes is delicious? When her four year old says, "more please".

I made this soup on a cold rainy day and it hit the spot. Creamy, chunky, easy and delicious.

Chunky Potato & Leek Soup
  • 5-6 Cups of cubed, unpeeled potatoes - I used Yukon Gold from my CSA.
  • 2 leeks - cleaned and chopped into small pieces. I ran through the food processor to chop.
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • water
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese

Saute leeks in the olive oil until soft.

Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Cover with water and bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.

Use a hand masher and mash potatoes until desired consistency.

Add milk and cheese and stir until well-blended.

Easy peasy and very yummy!

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  1. looks delicious! we have potato soup on the menu tonight, but don't have any celery... this recipe might just be my replacement. Thanks!

  2. How does a mother know when something she makes is delicious? When her four year old says, "more please". - I know what you mean! ^_^ I have a 4-yr old too and my heart goes a-flutter everytime my son goes, "more please." =)

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking to TMTT.

  4. That sounds yummy. Creamy potato soup is one of my favorites. I love the addition of leeks too!

  5. This sounds wonderful. A toddler asking for seconds is like hearing the angels sing :-). Have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

  6. Leeks and potatoes are such a great combination! What a crowd pleaser!

  7. I was just telling a friend how much I just love potato soup....and with leeks is the best of the best :)


  8. I always need a new soup recipe that I can count on my kids devouring. Thanks for linking this up at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

  9. Our cold weather has hit, this will be wonderful and cooks up quickly. Thanks so much.


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