Potato-Leek Chowder

  • nnadiofuvnap Posted: 11/09/10
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    Creamy and velvety, with the sweetness of the leeks and savory bacon. The cauliflower is a nice touch - really does give it the velvety mouth feel that (usually) comes from heavy cream. Next time I'll leave the corn out - this is a fine vichysoisse! Update - I've made this several times and my new favorite way is in the crock pot. I don't even saute the leeks - I just cook everything on low heat until all the vegetables are very tender, then use the immersion blender.

  • wjewell Posted: 03/03/09
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    Love this soup, it's excellent

  • veryslowcook Posted: 10/09/11
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    Although it doesn't come out as thick and rich as a cream-based soup, it has a nice lightly creamy texture with a mix of complimentary flavors. I cut the potato & cauliflower into smaller pieces and shaved several minutes off the simmering time. An immersion blender worked well. We felt no guilt eating this truly light soup packed full of veggies. The bacon topping makes it special. We'll eat this one again!

  • 1husband5dogs Posted: 10/05/11
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    Great recipe! I followed the recipe except I omitted the corn and added dried thyme. My immersion blender did a great job without the clean-up. I will definitely be adding this to my cold weather repertoire. We added sharp cheddar and Louisiana hot sauce at the table.

  • Denisebarker Posted: 01/08/12
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    My husband and son loved this soup I did saute the leeks in the bacon grease left from the bacon strips.

  • JennersRN Posted: 01/24/12
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    The cauliflower makes the soup thick and creamy without adding much in calories. I use a whole head of cauliflower and omit the corn. I also sautéed the leeks in the bacon grease instead of the oil and use an immersion blender. This is one of my favorite potato soup recipes, and super easy!

  • Eggcellent Posted: 01/31/12
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    We thought this was really good. It got the Bea seal of approval (mother-in-law) and it is just the way she says..."mmmm this is good" that wins the hearts.

  • KarenWard Posted: 01/14/13
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    Made it just as written except used the immersion blender. It hit the spot on a cold winters evening and loved getting the extra kick of nutrients from the cauliflower! Wll make this again.

  • dawnt77 Posted: 03/12/14
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    I used frozen leeks from trader Joe's and homemade chicken broth. Topped with a little leftover bacon and ham.

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