Saturday, March 21, 2015

Potato leek soup

I've been serving soups lately at some of my tea parties--I've always enjoyed making soups (probably my favorite type of "cooking"), so why not combine it with a tea party?  This also opened up my collecting habit to cream soup cups!

Since this party was low key, I just made the soup the same day, but it tasted fine reheated, so I'm sure it could be made the day before and put in a crock pot to make preparation easier.  The recipe below was inspired by this one on Allrecipes.  

Potato Leek Soup
3/4 cup butter
2 leeks sliced (small)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 cups heavy cream
white pepper and salt to taste
In a dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.
Sautee leeks, garlic, and onion powder until soft.
Add chicken broth, potatoes, and a few shakes of pepper.  Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and add cream.  Simmer for at least half an hour, or until potatoes are soft.
Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes into smaller bits.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
And that's it!  So easy.   I found lots of recipes online that used a blender to make it smooth, but I don't think it is necessary if you get the leeks small and use a potato masher.  My taste testers (potato soup connoisseurs) all really liked the soup, so this recipe is a keeper!



  1. I have served clam chowder at tea parties and it is always a hit ! Soup, hot breads, salads & tea ~ so perfect for sharing a meal with friends and sipping tea together afterwards makes the fellowship all the more rich & precious.

  2. Such a lovely idea and I always love your posts!

  3. Hot soup and hot tea sound great together. Fun to see the special soup cups you have too.

  4. That's a great idea to serve soup and tea together for a simple party. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love leeks!


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