Uncle Bill's Vichyssoise Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by William Uncle Bill

This is a very easy soup to make. A very nice creamy type soup. Preferably served hot with crackers or a nice home made style bread or a nice fresh sourdough bread.

Top Review by CountryLady

Even though I substituted 1% milk for the half & half, this soup was delicious! I made no other changes & served it hot with crusty Italian rolls for dunking. Thanx Uncle Bill!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use only the white part and slightly into the light green portion of the leek.
  2. Cut off the darker green portion and discard.
  3. Cut leeks in half lengthwise and then in half again lengthwise.
  4. Separate segments and wash thoroughly.
  5. Chop leaks small.
  6. In a large frying pan, add butter, chopped leeks, chopped onions and saute' until onions and leeks are a very light yellow, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, (DO NOT BURN).
  7. In a large saucepan or cooking pot, measure 4 cups of water, add chicken soup base, potatoes, sautee'd onions and leeks and white pepper.
  8. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cook on medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  9. In a food processor or blender, process soup in batches.
  10. Return soup to saucepan and adjust seasonings to taste and heat to boiling.
  11. Add half and half cream, mix well and return just to boil.
  12. Remove from heat and let sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
  13. Garnish with chopped chives or chopped green onions when serving.
  14. This soup may be served hot or chilled.
  15. I prefer to serve this soup hot.

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