I needed a recipe to use up my leeks in the fridge and thought because it was cold that I should make a nice soup. Came across this recipe and tried it. OMG I have to rate this one a five. It had a nice taste and was wonderful. Thanks for posting. I will be making this one again.
Fantastic Rich and Heart Warming Soup. Great for those cold winter days. I've made this several times and it always turns out great. Only substitute is I didn't use real bacon but turkey bacon (less fat), but it was still terrific. Thank You!
Sorry to be the spoiler on this recipe. I had high hopes. I cooked as directed with one change. I chopped and fried about 1'/2 a pound of bacon first, then removed the bacon and sauteed the leeks in the bacon fat. I used about 5 Tbsp cornstarch & water and found it didn't thicken nearly enough. After pureeing, it was far too thin for my liking. I also needed to add about 2 tsp of salt and a lot of pepper to give it some taste. My kids and husband thought it was okay, but it isn't a make again recipe for me.
I made this over the weekend. I followed the recipe except I left out the chives (forgot to buy any) and I didn't puree the soup. It was fantastic. It made tons of soup, though, and if I make it again I'll halve the recipe. Thanks!
Really good! My roommate and I couldn't stop eating this! I only wish I had chives and bacon to serve with it :[ But it was amazing without as well. Thanks!
It awesome! leave it chunky!!!!!!!!!
Very nice soup. Followed recipe exacly except used freeze dried chives instead of fresh chives. Still excellent soup.
Wonderful! Very easy to make. I did change a few things. I had to use turkey and chicken stock AND tomato-chicken cube (cleaning out the pantry). I did blend it as well and it was so smooth. I used skim milk and only 1/2 C light cream. Thanks for a great and EASY soup!!
I think that this recipe is great for a basic potatoe leek soup. I always naturally opt for thickening with a simple "roux" of just butter and flour and milk. I think that This is a great recipe to build additional flavors on. Next time I would add one more leek, a small one. But it definetly did the trick. I also fed it to my 8 month old for lunch and he loved it!
This recipe was so good! And I tweaked it a little, instead of butter I cooked 3 pieces of bacon and removed them (for later) and then cooked the leeks. just like a chowder recipe usually calls for. it gives it a smoky taste. Thanks for the recipe, it is now a winter staple!