Creamy Leek and Parsnip Soup

Creamy Leek and Parsnip SoupRecipe

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

This delicious Creamy Leek and Parsnip Soup is perfect for serving on a chilly fall evening. 

Serves 4

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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
5 medium parsnips (about 1 lb.), thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon snipped chives


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

1. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks, parsnips, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, about 10 minutes. Pour in 4 cups broth, increase heat to high and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.

2. Let cool slightly. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender. Return soup to saucepan and stir in cream. Warm over low heat and season well with salt and pepper. Thin with remaining broth if soup is too thick. Ladle into warmed soup bowls, garnish with a pinch of chives, and serve.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 309
Fat 19 g
Satfat 11 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Sodium 710 mg