Savory Leek Soup Recipe

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Savory Leek Soup Recipe
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Savory Leek Soup Recipe

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There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 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, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute leeks and chives until tender. Stir in broth, mashed potatoes and savory; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, to allow flavors to blend, 8-10 minutes.
Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree soup in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in cream, salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
Originally published as Savory Leek Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p151

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 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
  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute leeks and chives until tender. Stir in broth, mashed potatoes and savory; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, to allow flavors to blend, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool slightly and puree soup in batches in a blender; return to pan. Stir in cream, salt and pepper; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
Originally published as Savory Leek Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p151

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Luvorlando User ID: 4246835 60420
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"To make it healthy I cut the butter down to just enough to saute the leeks and use fat free half & half."

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