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Cream of Leek Soup

SERVES
8
COOK TIME
30 Min

This restaurant-worthy recipe for easy cream of leek soup will make you feel like a pro in the kitchen. No need to run up a pricey tab when this easy to make soup can be on our table in no time!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cans (14 ounces each) ready-to-use chicken broth
  • 2 bunches leeks, cleaned, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

What to Do

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter and flour, blending until smooth; set aside.
     
  2. In a soup pot, combine the broth, leeks, and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the leeks are tender.
     
  3. Stir in the butter mixture until the soup is thickened; simmer for 5 minutes then slowly stir in the heavy cream, mixing well. Add the cheese, mixing until melted. Serve.

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