Amazing Potato Leek Soup

I’m so excited, soup is one of my favorite things! I decided to make a pot of Potato Leek Soup because I had purchased to many leeks for my New Years Eve Seafood Gratin I also had purchased heavy cream for a batch of Mac and cheese I made on Sunday and needed to use it as well. I thought I would try creating my own recipe…it turned out AWESOME! Honestly this is the best potato soup I have ever made, I actually believe I could sell this stuff NO BULL! I added a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper DELICIOUS! It added just a hint of heat which in my opinion put this over the top! Hope you give it a try.

AMAZING POTATO LEEK SOUP

6 cups chicken broth
6 cups of cubed potatoes
2 leeks chopped white and light green parts only
2 celery stalks
1 stick of butter
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
2 cups of heavy whipping cream

Cook diced potatoes in chicken broth until just tender. Turn heat down. In a separate pan melt butter and saute leeks and celery until soft. About 10 minutes. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes. Heat potatoes to a boil again and add roux mixture stirring constantly. Soup will thicken at this point. Turn down heat and add heavy whipping cream, pepper and cayenne pepper.
Simmer until ready to serve.
Top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and green onion if desired.

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