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Comforting Potato Leek Soup Recipe

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The weather is finally turning cold here in the South which means its SOUP TIME for my family! This time of year, we typically have some type of soup simmering away on the stove. It’s the perfect comfort food, easy to double for leftovers or the freezer, and definitely convenient for my family members to grab a cup or bowl when they need to eat since our schedules are pretty crazy right now and we aren’t typically eating together as a family. Life with teenagers, right?! We’ve definitely entered the season of being a glorified taxi service…

This soup hits the mark in flavor and comfort, and is a staple for us during the Winter months! I like to make it lower carb by cooking and cooling the potatoes first, and I add a whole head of cauliflower to the soup to boost the nutrients and lower the blood sugar impact! Trust me, NO ONE EVER KNOWS…

COMFORTING POTATO LEEK SOUP

Here’s What I Used:

  • 3 cups diced red potatoes, skin on
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 leeks, sliced into rings
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup organic sour cream (can use lactose free, if desired)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Shallots (optional topping)

Here’s What I Did:

  1. Add diced potatoes to chicken broth in medium soup pot. Cover and boil .
  2. Add chopped cauliflower about 5 minutes after potatoes are boiling. Continue to cook for about 10 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender and cauliflower breaks apart easily with a spoon.
  3. To make this lower carb, cool the potatoes until room temperature, then reheat and proceed with step four, or…
  4. While potatoes are boiling, add butter to skillet over medium heat. Add sliced leeks and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add leeks to potato and broth pot. With a stick blender, puree until smooth or desired consistency (I like a few potato chunks in mine!). You may also add water here to make a “thinner” soup, if desired.
  6. Add sour cream and blend with stick blender or spoon until fully incorporated.
  7. Add salt and pepper to desired taste!
  8. Optional: top with crispy sliced shallots ( slice shallots thinly, toss in a dusting of tapioca starch and fry over medium high heat in butter or avocado oil until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does!

April

Comforting Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Comforting Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups diced red potatoes skin on
  • 1 small head cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 leeks sliced into rings
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup organic sour cream can use lactose free, if desired
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Shallots optional topping

Instructions
 

  • Add diced potatoes to chicken broth in medium soup pot. Cover and boil .
  • Add chopped cauliflower about 5 minutes after potatoes are boiling. Continue to cook for about 10 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender and cauliflower breaks apart easily with a spoon.
  • To make this lower carb, cool the potatoes until room temperature, then reheat and proceed with step four, or…
  • While potatoes are boiling, add butter to skillet over medium heat. Add sliced leeks and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add leeks to potato and broth pot. With a stick blender, puree until smooth or desired consistency (I like a few potato chunks in mine!). You may also add water here to make a “thinner” soup, if desired.
  • Add sour cream and blend with stick blender or spoon until fully incorporated.
  • Add salt and pepper to desired taste!
  • Optional: top with crispy sliced shallots ( slice shallots thinly, toss in a dusting of tapioca starch and fry over medium high heat in butter or avocado oil until golden brown.

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