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Savory Leek Soup

There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 medium leeks (white portion only), sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh savory or 2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 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 mashed potatoes, savory and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until flavors are blended, 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 213 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Luvorlando
    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.

  • Karen
    Jan 9, 2007

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