Cream of Leek Soup With Onions

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

Despite all of the onions, this soup is very mild, and sort of sweet, because of the leeks. The smoked gouda cheese is optional (I've already skipped it totally because I had none, or used sharp cheddar or Swiss instead), but the smokey flavor of the cheese goes well with the sweetness of the leeks.

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  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add in leeks, and onions and saute for about 10 minutes or until they are tender, but not browned.
  2. Stir in flour; mix well.
  3. Add broth, wine, thyme, ground mustard, white pepper, and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Stir in half and half and optional cheese, if using it. Heat through.
  5. Puree with immersion hand blender/blender/food processor to a semi-smooth texture (or make smooth, if desired).
  6. Return to hot pot. Serve.