Creamy Cabbage, Leek and Potato Soup

This soup is made with a puréed blend of cabbage, potatoes, chicken broth, milk and cream combined with crumbled bacon and sautéed leeks. It works equally well as a main course, lunch or starter to a light meal.

Creamy Cabbage, Leek and Potato Soup

Creamy Cabbage, Leek and Potato Soup

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To make this thick and hearty soup we’ve puréed cabbage, potato and a little cream together, then stirred in crumbled bacon and leeks sautéed in butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head green cabbage, about 1-3/4 lbs, cored and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, about 1/2 lb, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 4 to 6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the cabbage and continue cooking until slightly softened, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes, chicken broth, bay leaf and vinegar. Cover the pot and bring the soup to a rapid simmer. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is very soft, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • While the cabbage is cooking, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a separate pan over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring often, until tender and sweet, 5 to 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Once the cabbage is done cooking, remove the bay leaf and add the milk and cream. Purée the mixture using a hand-held or conventional blender. Note: If using a conventional blender, you should allow the soup to cool a bit first, then purée it in small batches.
  • Stir the leeks and crumbled bacon into the puréed soup, taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve immediately.
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