Leek-Gruyere Cream Soup

"Found on Better Homes and Garden; posting for ZWT 7-Switzerland."
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  • In a large kettle or Dutch oven combine 4 cups of the chicken broth, the leeks, mushrooms, fines herbes, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until leeks are tender. Cool slightly.
  • Place one-third of the leek mixture in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Repeat with remaining leek mixture. Return all of the smooth leek mixture to the kettle or Dutch oven; stir in 1 cup of the remaining chicken broth.
  • Combine the remaining 1 cup of the chicken broth and the flour until smooth. Stir into hot broth mixture along with shredded cheese and parsley. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly and cheese melts. Stir in whipping cream; heat through.
  • If desired, garnish with additional sliced leeks.

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  1. NorthwestGal
    This was excellent! It didn't specify what kind of mushrooms to use, so I used some portabellas that I had on hand, and I think it worked out really well. The gruyere and portabellas gave it such a smoky, earthy quality that made it really good with the creamy texture of the soup and zest from the leeks. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Azparzych. Made for ZWT7, Mischief Makers.
  2. Linky
    Wow! What a beautiful, tasty soup! I followed instructions except for subbing half and half instead of whipping cream, and I wasn't sure what herbs to use for the fines herbs, so I used a pinch of each dried tarragon, savory, parsley. I also used my immersion blender right in the pot - easy peasy! Made for ZWT Count Dracula and his Hot Bites
  3. JackieOhNo!
    This was a very tasty and satisfying soup! I had some fresh leeks from the garden, which went so well with the mushrooms and cheese. Rather than processing the soup in batches, I used my immersion blender to blend the soup in the pot. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. A nice multi-grain baguette completed this delicious meal. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7 by a fellow Hot Pink Lady.
  4. Boomette
    I made half the recipe and since in the direction 1 it's written to add 4 cups of chicken stock, I made the mistake to use 4 cups. And it was 3 cups total for half the recipe. So I didn't add more chicken stock. It was still great :) And I regret that I made only half the recipe cause tonight we ate the last of it. I used dried parsley. Wonderful recipe. Thanks AZPARZYCH :) Made for Best of 2011 tag game
  5. Outta Here
    Right into my 10 STAR book this goes! Great, light soup for a cool Fall evening. Served with homemade Swedish Limpa bread. I also subbed half-and-half for the whipping cream. Wonderful flavors here! I used tarragon, parsley, marjoram and chives for the fines herbes. Garnished it with chives.


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