Simple leek and potato soup

IMG_2728Leek and potato soup makes a perfect meal at this time of year and this simple recipe is easy to prepare and will taste delicious.

Make on a Sunday night for lunchtime meals for the whole week.

Takes 40 minutes & serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, peeled and dicedIMG_2724
  • 3 leeks, washed and sliced
  • 25g butter
  • tsp of olive oil
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 litre chicken stock (I use a chicken Knorr stockpot)
  • 150ml single cream
  • Seasoning: garlic granules, salt and pepper

Method

  1. Melt the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan
  2. Add the onions and leeks and cook on a low heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are soft.
  3. Add the potato, chicken stock, a tsp of garlic granules and a pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer on a medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.IMG_2725
  4. Take the soup off the heat and blend with a handblender. If the soup is too thick, add boiling water until the desired consistency.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Blend the cream into the soup.
  7. Enjoy!
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