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Creamy Leek Soup with Brie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.

Makes

12 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Bits of Brie add something special to this soup from our home economists. Soup is a satisfying addition to a buffet table. Use a slow cooker to keep it warm.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chopped leeks (white portion only)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 4-1/2 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 rounds (8 each) Brie cheese, rind removed
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute leeks in butter until tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  2. Strain, reserving broth in pan. Place leeks in a blender with 1/2 cup of broth; cover and process until smooth.
  3. Return to the pan. Stir in 3 cups cream. Combine the flour, salt, pepper and remaining cream until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cut Brie into small pieces; add to soup in batches, stirring until most of the cheese is melted. Garnish with chives.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 265 calories, 18g fat (12g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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