Hearty Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Ingredients

3 inches large leeks, thinly sliced and rinsed water to remove dirt and sand
4 mediums potatoes, Yukon Gold, cubed (do not peel, you’ll keep the nutrients and add color to the 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cups water
1 teaspoon thyme

Preparation

1
Heat large pan over medium heat with olive oil. Add leeks and garlic. Cook 10 minutes until leeks are tender, adding a bit of chicken broth if needed.
2
Add chicken broth, potatoes, water, thyme and bay leaf. Simmer on low for 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.
3
Add in batches to blender and puree. Return to pan and add milk. Heat through and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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About

Lately I’m big into Yukon Gold potatoes. I love the color. I love the texture. Where russet potatoes can be kind of grainy in a soup, Yukon Gold potatoes are creamy, and add a wonderful gold color.

Calories: 186
Total Fat: 1.83g
Cholesterol: –
Sodium: 161mg
Total Carbs: 38.62g
Dietary Fiber: 3.06g
Sugars: 2.59g
Protein: 5.32g
Weight Watchers Points 3

Yield:

6

Added:

December 10, 2009

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