Potato Leek Soup In Bread Bowls

Potato Leek Soup In Bread Bowls

4 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Warm creamy soup with an Eat-the-bowl twist


2 large white potatoes; peeled and diced
2 large leeks; washed and thinly sliced
4 cups chicken broth; or stock
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
2 cups heavy cream; or half & half
dash nutmeg; grated
1 tablespoon dried parsley; optional, for garnish
Bread Bowls:
4 small loaves sourdough bread; unsliced
2 cloves garlic; peeled and mashed
4 tablespoons olive oil

Original recipe makes 4



In a large pot, combine the potatoes, leeks, chicken broth and salt & pepper (to taste, really). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Strain the soup into a large mixing bowl or another pan. Blend the potatoes and leeks with about 1/4 broth until smooth. Return blended mixture to pan with remaining liquid. Keep warm. Prepare bread bowls (below). Stir in cream and nutmeg and heat through. Spoon into prepared bread bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and chopped green from leeks to garnish.

Bread Bowls:

Cut the tops from the round loaves about 3/4 inch thick to make 'lids'. Using a sharp knife, cut around the inside of the loaf leaving a 3/4" shell for the bowl to hollow out the center. (Saved removed bread to make croutons or bread crumbs, etc.)

Rub the inside of the bowls and the lids with crushed garlic and brush with olive oil. Bake at 350' until nicely toasted, maybe 10 minutes, while you heat the cream in the soup. Serve the soup in the bread bowls. Don't forget, you can eat the bowl!

(Place the "bread bowls" in a deep soup bowl or plate so it doesn't get all sloppy.)


The bead bowls work nicely with any cream soup such as a New England Clam Chowder. They're not bad with a batch of spicy red chile either

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[I made edits to this recipe.]
promfh 6y ago

How much cream are you supposed to use?? It just says "cups." ????
katief1002 6y ago

I decided not to puree the soup, and left the potatoes, leeks, carrots (added) in a more rustic form. Delicious! Seasoned to taste with salt, pepper and, earlier, thyme while simmering. Served it with a cool Gevertztraminer. Really delicious.
stevemur 8y ago

Missing measurement for cream.
ladygold 9y ago

The bead bowls work nicely with any cream soup such as a New England Clam Chowder. They're not bad with a batch of spicy red chile either [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 11y ago

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