Leek and Potato Soup

Bbrrrrr – been a bit nippy hasn’t it, and cold weather demands suitable food, which in my mind is soup. This leek and potato soup is very simple, cheap, hearty and my kids will eat it – bonus!!

 

leek and potato soup

 

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Leek and Potato Soup
 
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A hearty and cheap soup to warm you up on a chilly day.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 400g leeks
  • 800g potatoes
  • water
  • tablespoon of butter
  • Double cream - optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the garlic and leeks and add to a pan with the butter. Soften over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile peel and dice the potatoes.
  3. When the leeks have softened, add the potatoes, and just cover with boiling water.
  4. Simmer for approx 20-30 mins until the potatoes are soft.
  5. Blend - you can add a tablespoon or two of double cream at this point, but it is still good without.
  6. If soup seems too thick you can loosen with a little more cream or hot water - or if it is too thin, add some bread and blend again!
  7. Season to taste.
  8. Serve with crusty bread.
 

 

One of the best things about soup is as you don’t throw away the cooking liquor, you keep more of the goodness. Plus it is a one pot meal, which means less washing up – always a winner with me. Both my boys love homemade soup, and I love that they are getting a good dose of veg while they are warming up!

 

kid friendly leek and potato soup

 

What are your favourite soup recipes?

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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10 Comments

    • January 18, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Love a cheese and leek combo – sometimes have this soup with cheese on toast or cheese scones instead of bread.

  1. January 18, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I love thick winter soups like this. I might have to try this on out on my kids and see how it goes down

  2. January 19, 2016 / 7:43 am

    I adore thick winter soups and this is one of my favourite flavours. I may have to whip up a batch and see if I can convince my hubby to try some. The only soup he will normally eat is tomato.
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  3. January 19, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    I love leek and potato soup – not had it in so long! I think I might have to make this in my soup maker very soon!
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  4. January 20, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I love leek and potato soup and yours looks delicious!

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