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Hearty Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

Hearty Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

“This thick, flavorful soup is a winner in our home and makes a nice starter dish.” —Rachel Taylor, Springfield, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a nonstick Dutch oven, saute the celery, onions, leeks, green pepper, jalapenos and garlic in oil until tender. Add the potatoes, broth, water, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into soup. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Stir in sour cream and green onions until blended; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 180 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 598 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.