Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Only two things in this world are too serious to be jested on, potatoes and matrimony." -Irish proverb

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The best recipes are always the ones that are the simplest. I have been making this soup for decades and I am always amazed at how wonderful it is.


Potato and Leek Soup

Servings: 8 | Serving size: about 2 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This soup keeps well for 24-48 hours. Serve with a 2 ounce whole wheat or gluten-free roll, and one of the following: Waldorf Salad or Roasted Eggplant Salad or Jicama Salad or Cucumbers & Dill in Sour Cream or Cole Slaw or Healthy Caesar Salad or Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad or Cucumbers in Yogurt with Mint or Zucchini Salad.

1/2 tsp unsalted butter
1 large white onion (peeled and diced)
2 ribs celery (chopped)
3 medium potatoes (peeled and chopped)
3 small leeks (cleaned and sliced very thin)
3 cups water
3 cups 2% milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Melt butter in a medium stock pot over medium heat and add onions. Cook slowly until slightly translucent. Stir frequently.

Add celery and cook for about two minutes more.

Add leeks and cook over medium heat slowly, until they are limp. Stir frequently.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the potatoes and water. Cook until the potatoes are slightly soft. This will take 20 - 25 minutes. Keep adding just enough water to keep the potato and leek mixture just covered.

When the potatoes are soft, add the milk slowly stirring continuously. Add the salt and pepper. Gently reheat the soup.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 146 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 17% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 33 mcg Potassium 635 mg
Magnesium 46 mg