A timeless classic, this recipe combines simple ingredients to create a velvety, creamy soup that is both satisfying and delicious. The star of this dish is the humble potato, which lends a comforting and substantial base to the soup. Paired with tender leeks, the flavors marry together beautifully, resulting in a harmonious combination that is both creamy and subtly sweet. With its smooth texture and comforting taste, this Potato Leek Soup is the perfect companion for chilly evenings or anytime you’re in need of a nourishing bowl of goodness.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 leeks, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup white wine
1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
1 ½ pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup half & half
1/4 cup chopped chives
01In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter and sauté leeks until translucent, approximately 5-8 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and wine and reduce approximately 5 minutes.
02Add broth and potatoes to pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes.
03Using a hand immersion blender, blend soup to desired texture.
04Mix in half and half to soup. Serve soup topped with chives.