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Cream of Leek Soup

My husband discovered this wonderful soup recipe on a cold winter day. It is wonderful served hot with a slice of french bread or with croutons and bacon bits.—Karen Turner, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 12 medium leeks (white portion only)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  • Cut leeks into 1/4-in. slices. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute leeks and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Process in batches in a blender until smooth; return to pan. Add milk and cream; heat through. Garnish with chives.
Nutrition Facts
1 tablespoon: 165 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • farmfoodiemama
    Nov 3, 2012

    The soup didn't come out quite as thick as I expected, so next time I'll decrease the liquid a little, but the flavor is fantastic.