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Outstanding! Followed recipe exactly; couldn’t be better!
Delicious and easy soup, but I did make some changes. I added a little garlic and a pinch of cayenne. I did not use cream or ham but added some sharp cheddar cheese.
Great and easy soup. Added celery. Also used home made ham stock.
Was lacking 1/2 &1/2 and cream so used evaporated milk and just before serviciing added 1 cup of sour cream.
Soup is really good! Pretty simple. I wish I had of read about adding the garlic. I think that would add to the flavor :-)
The ONLY negative would be too much pepper. But I am not a big fan of pepper to begin with I am also not too sure why some say it came out a bit thick.mine was thin. I will most assuredly make this soup again.
Great recipe. I added two garlic cloves. At the end I added two tbs butter, some cream and instant roasted garlic mashed potatoes (Betty Crocker) to thicken. Everyone went wild. I suppose I should call it creamed leek and potato soup with garlic. Whatever you call it , it tastes great!!
Since we have leftover ham (bone included) would making ham stock for the liquid be over-ham-ification?
Not at all, great idea!
This was really good! I had leftover ham for Christmas, so this was perfect. I topped it with shredded cheese. It was easy and inexpensive to make. It taste like it took all day to make.
I love this soup. Leeks have been popping up on sale where I live and I just made a pot last week. Since I love the smoothness of this soup but like having chunks I take 1/2 the soup and puree it and then blend back with the rest. I’ve also added minced garlic at the same time as the leek and chopped parsnip (wow what a flavour) wile adding the potato. What an awesome simple recipe. I was happy to see it on your blog.
I harvested leeks from my garden this morning and served this soup tonight. We liked it very much.
I diced the leeks very small and took a potato masher to the pot rather than puree the soup. I used fresh chives and parsley. I didn’t have any cream so I drizzled a little milk over each bowl.
I’ll be making this again.
This was excellent. Leftover ham is always a problem – I forget to make ham salad and really don’t like split pea soup, so this was a great find. I was looking for a leek soup and this used all items already in the fridge and freezer. I loved the smoky taste the ham added and it was easy to blend up using an immersion blender right in the stockpot. “2 yums up” from my dinner table!
Delicious! Made as written but next time think I might go lighter on the leeks and heavier on the potatoes. Real comfort food.
Made this again tonight, it has become a family favorite and is actually requested! :) The weather here in Central Florida was perfect for it…chilly and rainy. Great night for a great soup! My family says “Thanks!”
I never review recipes, but this was DELICIOUS! I made it almost exactly as stated except I used red skin potatoes with their skins because mine we about to go bad.
The whole family loved it, even my 1-year-old.
I made this the other night and it was great I left out the leeks, and only creamed 2/3 the potatoes so it was chunky, and it was still amazing. My pickey kids ate it and wanted seconds the baby loved it too. I am saving this one its easy and everyone loved it.
This was a great recipe! I made it last night. Like one of the other readers I used 2% milk and it turned out perfectly.
I made this on the weekend and used 2% milk instead of cream. It turned out wonderful! Thanks for another great recipe!
I made this soup tonight for dinner, following the directions to a “T”…Delicious! Even my picky eight-year-old enjoyed this.
Made this last night – what a great way to use up ham! I only used one potato (but full amount of leeks) and probably used a 1/3 cup half/half instead of 1/4. Delicious! Someone in our house who does not like leftovers is even taking soup for lunch. Thanks for the updated post!
Very nice, I did that Yesterday & it was very yummy. My hubby licked the plate clean. The only think I did differently was that I didn’t add the cream or Half & Half to keep it kinda healthy & we still enjoyed it. Do you think if we added the cream it would be even tastier? Oh & one last thing, it came out kinda thick & not soup like, is it supposed to be this way?
Yes, if you add the cream it will be tastier. And creamier. It is a rather thick soup, but if it is too thick for you, you can always thin it down a bit with a little more stock, some water, milk, or some cream. ~Elise