Cheesy Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Cheesy Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Cheesy Potato Leek Soup Recipe

  • Makes: 10 Servings
  • Ready In: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins

This soup is flavorful, hearty, and very delicious. It is sure to be a big hit with the whole family.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Sodium: 387mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

Ingredients:

  1. 4 slices of lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
    1 large leek, white and light green parts only, washed and chopped
    2 stalks of celery, chopped
    1 shallot, diced
    5 cloves of garlic, minced
    4 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
    8 cups of chicken stock
    1 tsp of thyme
    Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
    1 cup of low fat milk
    Cheddar cheese, for topping
    Fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

    1. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a large Dutch oven.
    2. Once the bacon is crisp, remove and place on a paper towel. Crumble into little bits and set aside for garnish.
    3. Add the leeks, celery, and shallots to the Dutch oven (add a bit more olive oil if there isn't much bacon grease). Cook on low until tender and soft, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
    4. Add the potatoes, stock, thyme, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
    5. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
    6. Once the potatoes are tender, remove the bay leaf.
    7. Blend the soup just a little bit with an immersion blender being careful to keep most of the soup chunky.
    8. Add milk, taste and re-season if needed.
    9. Serve hot with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and fresh parsley sprinkled on top. Enjoy.

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Pam is a stay at home mom with two children who inspire her to be a better cook. She loves using fresh ingredients, organic when possible, and she likes to experiment with different tastes and textures. She tries to keep her recipes lower in fat but still tasting great. Her favorite hobbies are cooking, photography and blogging so she decided to combine them and create a recipe blog, For the Love of Cooking.

 

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