Potato-Leek Soup

Recipe creator's name:  dash
Preparation time:  15 minutes
Total time:  45 minutes
Servings:  6
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 4 leeks, washed and sliced
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 6 cups water
  • 1¼ lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • <strong>Optional Garnish: </strong>
  • Bacon crumbles
  • Grated cheddar
  • Chives

1. In a large pot, heat butter or olive oil over medium. Add slices from leeks; season with salt. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until leeks are wilted.

2. Add thyme and chili powder; stir 30 seconds. Pour in water, then potatoes, followed by bay leaves. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 30 minutes.

3. Discard bay leaves; purée soup in a blender, seasoning with more salt if desired. Garnish with bacon crumbles, grated cheddar, and chives.