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Check out this silky smooth leek soup with avocado and crunchy bacon prepared in my fabulous KitchenAid Cook Processor: video recipe!

Leek Soup with Cream Cheese

Course Soup
Cuisine General
Keyword leek soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 223 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large leek greens
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock (920 ml)
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 oz unsalted butter (55 g)
  • paprika powder
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the leek leaves Separate the tough dark green leaves from the lighter inside leaves.
  2. Slice the lighter leek parts finely and rinse them again to remove any sand. Drain the leeks and up them aside.
  3. Add half of the unsalted butter to a large pan and place it over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chopped garlic and fry it gently for about 3 minutes until fragrant. Don’t burn it.
  4. Shred or chop the darker green leaves up roughly and add them to the fried garlic in the pan together with the bay leaves as well. Season with a good pinch of pepper and salt.
  5. Stir well and cook the leeks for about 5 minutes. Then pour in the vegetable or chicken stock.
  6. Bring it all to a rolling boil and then turn the heat down again. Put a lid on the soup pan and simmer the leek soup for about 25 to 30 minutes until the leeks are soft and tender. Then take the pan off the heat and mix or blend the leek soup well.
  7. Strain the soup in a fine sieve over another pan.
  8. Discard the green pulp that remains in the sieve.
  9. Reheat the leek soup and add the rest of the sliced leeks you put aside.
  10. Cook the leek soup over medium heat until the leeks are soft. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Then add half of the cream cheese and the rest of the unsalted butter and stir until it has fully dissolved. Transfer the leek soup into bowls. Garnish with a small tablespoon of cream cheese and a pinch of spicy paprika powder. Serve immediately.
  11. Check out this silky smooth leek soup with avocado and crunchy bacon prepared in my fabulous KitchenAid Cook Processor: video recipe!