Potato, Leek, and Kale Soup

Potato, Leek, and Kale Soup

This soup isn’t healthy in the least, and I make no apologies for it. The more butter, the merrier. And don’t forget the heavy whipping cream! This is an easy recipe to follow and can be on the table in about 35-40 minutes. Save it for those bitter cold winter days when all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch with a warm blanket. Makes about 6 servings.

What you will need:
3 large baking potatoes
lots and lots of butter. I didn’t measure here, so I’m assuming maybe 3 T? Maybe more??!
1 leek
1/2 a bunch of lacinato kale (also known as Tuscan or dinosaur kale)
1 c heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 packets of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Mushroom Soup Mix
3 1/2- 4 c water
1 c potato flakes

In a pot, bring water to a boil. Dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and add them to the boiling water (cutting them into smaller pieces before boiling them cuts down on cooking time). Boil for about 15- 20 minutes, or until they are done. Meanwhile, in a separate large pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Chop the leeks and add them to the pot. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Chop the kale into 1/8 inch pieces. Once the potatoes are done, drain and add them to the pot with the leeks, along with the kale, heavy whipping cream, water, and the packets of Lipton onion mushroom soup mix. Turn the heat up to medium, add the potato flakes and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve garnished with scallions.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers- Baked Potato Soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers- Baked Potato Soup

Keep the Thanksgiving feast going by turning leftovers into veggie baked potato soup! Do you have leftover gravy? What about all those sweet potatoes and baked potatoes? And (this wouldn’t happen in my house, but…) leftover stuffing? Throw it all in there! The more, the merrier, right?

I started off this soup by melting butter over low heat and caramelizing onions and celery with it. I then added about 2 cups of water with a packet of dry onion soup mix. You can also use vegetable stock. Now, if you have leftover gravy, you might want to skip the onion soup mix or vegetable stock all together and just use water (it’ll end up really salty otherwise). Start pouring in any leftover mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cheese and any meat substitutes and let simmer for at least 15 minutes. Serve with scallions, sour cream, cheese, or bake the last of the stuffing in the oven and make croutons! Enjoy!