Rosemary Potato Leek Soup

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup Recipe

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I love Potatoes.  My family loves potatoes.  Who doesn’t love potatoes?

When I have a cold or don’t feel well, potatoes are comfort food for me.  So, this morning when I woke up all stuffed up and snotty, I knew that the only thing that would make me feel better was some Potato Soup but the question was – what kind should I make?

Then, I took a gander around my pantry and refrigerator and I came upon a beautiful, large leek and it immediately came to me.

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup

I’ve never actually made rosemary potato leek soup before but I’ve made lots of potato based soups.  So, I just started getting creative and this masterpiece is the result.  Both my kids ate it up as did I and my husband.  I might need to make some more soon as my daughter said it’s the best potato soup she’s ever had.  SCORE!

This is Vegetarian but you can make this Vegan by adding in Almond Milk for the Sour Cream, Earth Balance Butter for the regular Butter and a vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 TBL Butter
  • 1 Large Leek Chopped (White and light green sections only)
  • 3 TBL Minced Garlic
  • 8 Small Yukon Gold Potatoes (small cubes)
  • 1 TBL Rosemary
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot add Butter and Garlic and simmer on a low heat.

Chop up your Leek and Potatoes and add them to the pot.  Mix up and add in your Rosemary and Pepper.  Mix again.  I like to cook veggies at a low temperature for about 30 minutes stirring every 5-10 minutes so as not to have them brown.

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup
Leeks Garlic and Butter
Rosemary Potato Leek Soup
Potatoes, Leeks, Garlic, Butter, Rosemary and Pepper

After 30 Minutes, turn up the heat to Medium Low and add in your Broth and stir.  Put a lid on and check on your soup stirring every 20 minutes or so.

I don’t like to ‘boil’ my potatoes as they always disintegrate.  I like them solid but soft.  Also, I like to simmer my soups to bring out the flavors more.

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup
Pot full of soup

After 1hr check the softness of your potatoes.  If they taste just right to you, go ahead and add in your Sour Cream and mix until incorporated. Turn down to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes.  If your potatoes need a bit more softening, let them simmer longer until just right for you.

Rosemary Potato Leek Soup
Rosemary Potato Leek Soup

ENJOY!

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