Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
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Leek soup is traditionally made with white potatoes, but here’s a delicious twist on the old favorite.
olive oil1 Tbsp
uncooked leek(s)2 medium, (about 3/4 pound), cleaned and sliced (white and light green parts only)
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
uncooked sweet potato(es)3 medium, (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
reduced-sodium chicken broth6 cup(s)
fat-free half-and-half¼ cup(s)
ground nutmeg⅛ tsp, or to taste
chives¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the leeks are tender, about 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat; let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Transfer the mixture in batches to a blender or food processor and puree. Return the soup to the pan. Stir in the half-and-half and nutmeg; return to a simmer. Serve sprinkled with the chives. Yields 1 1/3 cups per serving.