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Dilled Leek Soup Recipe

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This recipe came from a friend who received it from a chef who worked in a popular restaurant in Toronto in the late 70's. I adjusted it to suit my family's taste and it was a hit!—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and additional nutmeg, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 146 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute leeks and onions in butter until tender. Stir in mustard. Add the broth, potatoes, dill weed, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cream and fresh dill; heat through. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and additional nutmeg if desired. Yield: 12 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Dilled Leek Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p168

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 146 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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