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Savory Leek Soup

 Savory Leek Soup
There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh savory or 2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute leeks and chives in butter until tender.
  • Add the broth, potatoes and savory; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Process in batches in a blender until smooth; return to pan. Stir in
  • the cream, salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 250 calories, 18 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 632 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.