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Leek Soup with Brie Toasts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

If you're looking for something special to fix on a holiday, look no further. This velvety soup is accented with tarragon, and the toasted bread topped with melted Brie cheese is the crowning touch. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
Leek Soup with Brie Toasts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 6 medium leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 6 teaspoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 slices French bread or bread of your choice (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the leeks, mushrooms, tarragon and pepper in 2 tablespoons butter for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Spread one side of each slice with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Place Brie on buttered side of toasts.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Ladle soup into six 8-oz. bowls; place two toasts in each bowl.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 411 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1110mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • AJGaffney
    Nov 16, 2011

    This recipe is FANTASTIC!! Very, very good. I had a soup party and made 5 different soups (3 of the soups were recipes from Taste of Home). This soup was a stand out at my party. Very simple, elegant, gourmet, impressive. I'm making it again this weekend for the in-laws.

  • elisa
    Feb 27, 2008

    This soup taste great! It's smokey flavor is satisfying to me but my husband prefers it only as a side dish or appetizer. I dont always have brie cheese in my fridge because it is expensive so sometimes I will just by a box of cheesy texas toast in the freezer section. My teenager loves this soup too!