Creamy Mashed Potato and Leek Soup
Photo: Miha Matei
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Other: 15 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 202
- Calories from fat: 33%
- Protein: 7g
- Carbohydrate: 28g
- Sugars: 4g
- Fiber: 4g
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Sodium: 599mg
- Cholesterol: 6mg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 leeks, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, plus 2 tablespoons of the fronds
- Kosher salt
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- Crisps or crackers (optional)
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leeks, fennel pieces, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the mashed potatoes and broth and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 4 to 6 minutes. Puree in the pot using a handheld immersion blender (or, working in batches, in a standard blender).
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the fennel fronds. Serve with the crisps (if using).
Tip: This soup is great with other leftover vegetables. Try adding cooked carrots or parsnips before pureeing, or stir in peas at the end.
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