Here is our family's favorite, and easy, potato leek soup recipe.
Place potatoes, leeks, water and salt in a large cooking pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are very tender.
Use a food processor to puree the soup in batches, then return to cooking pot. Bring pureed soup back to a simmer then remove from heat. Add butter and cream and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in serving bowls and garnish with chives.
Heat 1/4 cup of the dressing in a large cooking pot on medium heat. Add leeks. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add potatoes, water, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool for 10 minutes.
Puree potato/leek mixture, in batches, in blender or food processer. Return to cooking pot.
Stir in milk and remaining 1/4 cup of dressing. Simmer on medium heat until heated through, stirring frequently. Garnish with chives just before serving.
Combine the cubed russet potatoes and 1 cup of the chicken/vegetable stock in a large cooking pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Do not drain. Cool slightly.
Place potato mixture in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Wash leeks and chard. Cut leek into thin slices and chop swiss chard into fine pieces. In a large pan, cook leek, chard, and celery in butter for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
Add sweet potato, the remaining soup stock, pepper, paprika and nutmeg. Bring to a boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in pureed potato mixture, milk, and salt.
Cook, stiring frequently, for about 5 minutes more or until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place in serving bowls and garnish with shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese.
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