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potato, broccoli, leek soup

This is a family staple-quick, easy, healthy and delicious! We wing it every time we make it so use this recipe as a guide and change it up as you like.

ingredients

  • 6-8 potatoes-cut into large chunks (red or yukon gold are best)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2-3 leeks-sliced
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable stock/broth
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • bacon (optional topping)
  • salt, pepper, herbs (chives, thyme and parsley are good choices)

directions

  1. heat olive oil in a pan and saute leeks until soft.
  2. add potatoes and broccoli, stir.
  3. add chicken broth to cover the potatoes and broccoli and bring to a boil.
  4. simmer until potatoes and broccoli are soft.
  5. puree mixture in food processor until smooth and add back to the pot.
  6. with heat on medium-low stir in milk (enough to smooth out the soup and make it a little creamier), salt, pepper and herbs of your choice
  7. if using bacon as a topping, cook bacon and crumble it on top of the soup.
  8. we often serve this with warm, homemade wheat bread or a delicious crusty bread from the store
  9. enjoy!