Mom's Potato Leek Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.2
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 542.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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A surprisingly tasty soup. Nutritious and filling. A surprisingly tasty soup. Nutritious and filling.
Number of Servings: 5


    3 large potatos
    2 medium leeks
    1 tbsp Herbes De Provence ( a blend of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, and savory)
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    2 tbsp margarine
    4 to 6 cups of water


Trim edge of top of leeks and cut off bottom of leeks and discard. Cut off top of leeks just below where the leaves come together, pull apart tops and rinse/wash all pieces. Using entire leek, chop into fairly small pieces and make sure the darker green portions are finely chopped as they can be fibrous. The bottom portion is easier to chop if cut into quarters first. Wash and cut up potatoes to a maximum of 1 inch square and 1/4 inch thick and cut some pieces smaller or thinner so they will add thickness to the soup as it cooks. Put leeks, potatos and all remaining ingredients in a large pot, fill with water to about an inch below the level of the ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are done. The soup will decrease in volume as it cooks. Makes approximately five 2-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAK101376.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    My mom made this while I was shoveling the driveway...she used a turkey broth from xmas as the base, and sauteed the potatoes (4 of them) and leeks. Tasty - 1/7/11

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    Fantastic! I added in some chopped collards also. - 1/5/11

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    This recipte is great because you keep it easy. Many recipes cal for using a blender or hand blender to puree. With this preparation that was unnecessary. Flavor is great and yes, can be used as a base for adding other ingredients. - 12/20/10

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    Very Good
    This looks really good. Will be making it tonight, and adding some chicken as well. I like the idea of those herbs. - 3/18/10