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Potato-Leek Soup

Points® value
Total Time
37 min
7 min
30 min
Made with just potatoes, leeks, and chicken broth, this hearty potage has all the robust taste of the traditional one made with cream­—but none of the fat. To clean the leeks, trim the roots, leaving the root ends intact to hold the layers together. Slice them lengthwise, fan open the layers, and swish them in a large bowl of cool water. Let them stand a few minutes to allow the grit to fall to the bottom, then lift them out. This soup can be completely or partially puréed and served hot or cold. (If you serve it cold, label it “vichyssoise,” as sophisticated chefs did in the sixties.) For even more convenience, it can be refrigerated for up to three days.


Chicken broth

64 oz, reduced-sodium

Uncooked potato

8 medium, peeled and chopped

Uncooked leek

3 medium, cleaned and thinly sliced

Black pepper

tsp(s), freshly ground


2 tbsp(s), minced (optional)


  1. Combine the broth, potatoes, leeks, and pepper in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover and simmer until the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes. Uncover and let cool slightly.
  2. Puree at least 2 cups or up to all of the potatoes and leeks (depending on the texture you want), with 1–2 cups of the broth in a food processor; pour the mixture back into the remaining soup, stir, and reheat. Serve hot, or cover and refrigerate and serve cold; hot or cold, garnish with the minced chives, if using.
  3. Yields 1 1/2 cups per serving.