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recipe image Leek & Potato Soup
  • easy
  • vegetables
  • budget
  • autumn
  • winter
  • soup

Leek & Potato Soup

Thick, substantial and warming, leek and potato soup is an easy choice for a cold day’s lunch. This recipe takes extra flavour from chicken stock, marjoram, thyme and carrots, along with the familiar white of leeks and potatoes. All these yummy ingredients are liquidised and then blended with skimmed milk and cornflour then heated until they thicken. Serve with fresh crusty bread and Flora Buttery for a real treat.

  • Preparation time15 minutes
  • Cooking time20 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
  • DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Flora Buttery
  • 3 Medium leeks, thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 1 Knorr Reduced Salt Chicken Stock Cube
  • 3 Medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 Medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 0.5 tsp dried marjoram leaves
  • 0.5 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 0.25 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 500 ml skimmed milk
  • fresh parsley chopped, optional

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. In large heavy saucepan, melt Flora over medium heat. Sauté leeks for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Add water, stock cube, potatoes, carrots, marjoram, thyme and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Place in a liquidiser and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Dissolve cornflour in cold milk and stir into saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened.
  4. Spoon into soup bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.