Leek and Thyme Soup

Leek and Thyme Soup created by PaulaG

I adapted this from The Soup Bible cookbook. Below I show the original ingredients but when I make it I cut the amount of butter to about 2-3 Tbs and substitute light cream for heavy cream. If you don't have fresh thyme, simply add 1/4 tsp dried thyme to the soup.

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  • Melt butter in large saucepan.
  • Add leeks and sprig of thyme, cover and cook 4-5 min until soft.
  • Add potato and just enough cold water to cover vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on low 30 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer 30 min more; some of potato breaks up, leaving you with a thick semi-pureed effect.
  • Remove sprig of thyme: the leaves will have fallen into the soup.
  • Dish up 4 servings into soup bowls; just before serving stir 1 Tbs cream into each bowl.
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"I adapted this from The Soup Bible cookbook. Below I show the original ingredients but when I make it I cut the amount of butter to about 2-3 Tbs and substitute light cream for heavy cream. If you don't have fresh thyme, simply add 1/4 tsp dried thyme to the soup."
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  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    My DH enjoyed this soup with crusty buns for lunch, I added in some garlic and dried chili flakes for heat. Thanks echo!...Kitten:)
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  2. Marie
    Took the suggestion by FM and used chicken broth instead of water to give it more flavor. Used 1/4 cup butter and 2% milk - what I had on hand. The leeks are wonderful with the potatoes. All in all, it was good and made a great lunch. Thanks for posting.
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  3. Marie
    Took the suggestion by FM and used chicken broth instead of water to give it more flavor. Used 1/4 cup butter and 2% milk - what I had on hand. The leeks are wonderful with the potatoes. All in all, it was good and made a great lunch. Thanks for posting.
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  4. FlemishMinx
    Attractive soup with nice body, but we just thought it was missing something to make it "pop". I cut back on the butter and also used low-fat milk. Next time I'd use chicken broth instead of water in step 3 to add to the depth of flavor. Thanks for posting.
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  5. FlemishMinx
    Attractive soup with nice body, but we just thought it was missing something to make it "pop". I cut back on the butter and also used low-fat milk. Next time I'd use chicken broth instead of water in step 3 to add to the depth of flavor. Thanks for posting.
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