Feed a crowd with our tasty Big Batch Leek Soup! This easy-to-make leek soup with potatoes, cream cheese and chives is ready to serve in under an hour.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
6 large leeks (about 2 lb.), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 lb. baking potatoes (about 6), peeled, chopped
2 qt. (8 cups) water
1 tsp. pepper
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cut up
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
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Let's Make It
Cook leeks in hot oil in large stockpot or Dutch oven on medium-high heat 5 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add next 3 ingredients; cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 to 20 min. or until potatoes are tender. Cool 10 min.
Puree leek mixture, in batches, in blender; return to stockpot.
Whisk in cream cheese, a tablespoonful at a time, beating until blended. Cook and stir on medium heat until cream cheese is completely melted. Add milk; cook until heated through, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with chives just before serving.
This soup can be made ahead and frozen. Prepare as directed, omitting the cream cheese and milk. Freeze in 12 equal portions. To reheat, thaw 1 portion of soup, then place in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until heated through. Stir in 1 Tbsp. each of the cream cheese and milk. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. Stir until cream cheese is melted and soup is heated through.
To quickly clean your blender, fill the container half-full with hot water. Add a few drops of liquid dish soap, then cover. Blend on high speed for 30 sec. Pour wash water out and rinse with fresh hot water.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.