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Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

From Emeril, this is a snappy soup with lots of flavor. I like to serve soups like this in the fall, in a big, fresh, hollowed-out pumpkin that's been heated in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Add leeks, celery, and carrot and saute for about 3 minutes or until wilted. Stir in garlic and season with salt and pepper. Dust the vegetables with 1/4 cup of flour and stir for 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the chicken broth, 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer soupf for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and puree until smooth. Strain soup into a clean saucepan. Bring soup back to a simmer. Whisk in cream, cheese, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with bacon, grated cheese, and long chives.