Indulge in a bowl of comforting and creamy cheese and leek soup. This vegetarian recipe combines the delicate sweetness of leeks with the rich and savory flavors of cheese, creating a satisfying and nourishing dish. With a velvety texture and a delightful balance of flavors, this soup is perfect for chilly days or when you crave a warm and comforting meal. Follow this simple recipe to create a delicious cheese and leek soup that will please both vegetarians and cheese lovers alike.
Creamy Cheese and Leek Soup (Vegetarian Recipe)
- large pot
- Cutting board
- Wooden spoon
- olive oil
- vegetable broth
- plant based milk
- salt and pepper
- shredded cheese
- Heat the butter or olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.Add the sliced leeks and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until the leeks become tender and slightly caramelized.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and add the diced potatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and easily mashed with a fork.
- Using a blender or immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until smooth and creamy. Be cautious when blending hot liquids.
- Return the soup to the pot and stir in the milk. Heat the soup gently over low heat until warmed through.
- Gradually add the shredded cheese to the soup, stirring until melted and well incorporated.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
- Ladle the creamy cheese and leek soup into bowls and garnish with your choice of toppings, such as chopped fresh chives, grated cheese, or croutons
- Serve the soup hot and enjoy its creamy texture and delicious combination of flavors.