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Potato Leek Soup

This potato leek soup is a light, flavorful appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Leeks, Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 167kcal
Cost $.59 per serving


  • 1 tbs bacon fat, butter, or olive oil (bacon fat adds a great flavor)
  • 3 large leeks thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 1/2 lbs potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 5 cups broth


  • Melt the bacon fat in a large pot.
  • Place the leeks in the pot and sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. If they start to turn brown, add a tablespoon of water.
  • Add the potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Puree the soup with an immersion blender. Taste it and add a little salt if needed.
  • Serve warm. You can garnish it with croutons, sliced leeks, scallions, chives, bacon bits, and/or other green herbs.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 815mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1159IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 7mg