It’s been cold, blustery and wet for the most part lately, so it’s fitting that this week’s post features a warm and comforting soup. It’s also a versatile soup – the full title of this recipe is Leek and Potato Soup, Smooth or Chunky, Hot or Cold. Dorie gives a number of suggestions for variations and this soup could easily act as a base for many more. I chose to try one of the variations and added a handful of shredded spinach to mine near the end of the cooking time. Then, I partially pureed the soup and served it hot.
As with many of Dorie’s recipes, this soup was delicious and impressive without being time-consuming or difficult. I was able to get quite a bit of my Christmas baking done while the soup cooked slowly on the stove. I’m looking forward to the leftovers tonight.
I’ll keep this post short today, so we can all get back to baking. A very merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it and I’ll see you again on Tuesday.
We’re doing things a little differently again for the month of December. We’re still posting weekly, but people are free to post this month’s recipes in any order. You can find many other blogged descriptions of this month’s FFWD recipes here: LYL: December 24
12 thoughts on “FFWD – Leek and Potato Soup”
It’s been cold and snowy here and this soup was the perfect lunch. Your soup looks delicious!
It looks perfect for a cold, winter day. I bet it is so good with the spinach. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Thanks so much, Candy and Elaine! I hope you both have a lovely holiday! 🙂
Glad this turned out so well for you. Good idea to add the spinach near the end. 🙂
I’m guessing all of us served it hot, right? 🙂 I love the idea of spinach in it..
Trevor Sis. Boom.
Your soup looks good enough to dive into! We finally have sun here today after way too many days of rain. Hope there’s some sun shining on your holidays too! Merry Christmas.
Teresa! That photo of your soup is amazing! I don’t think leek and potato soup ever looked more lovely.
@Karen – we really enjoyed the spinach, I recommend it.
@Trevor – unless some of the southern hemisphere participants tried the cold version…
@Steph – thanks so much – the rain has been easing up, at least for today.
@napangel – thanks so much, that’s such a lovely compliment!
Happy Holidays to all of you – I’m looking forward to everyone’s next post.
Teresa, I love your close-up photos. The soup was a success in my family, too:) But I have learned to expect only the best from Dorie:)
Thanks, Lana – I took a lot of pictures for this post! I agree that trusting Dorie’s recipes is always a good idea. I’ve learned a lot in this group already.