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Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner.

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner.  Skip Ahead to Recipe

I first made this recipe back in September 2011 and haven’t made it since. I’m not sure why, this Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup is actually one of my favorites, but you know, I’m always looking to experiment with new recipes. But since I had purchased leeks instead of scallions this week, I decided to update this recipe with some new photos.

Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup

When I first made this soup, I also shared the recipe for Rosemary Semolina Boule Bread; which I used as a bread bowl to hold this soup. See, here is the original image. It’s not the best photo, but then again in the six years I’ve been blogging I was bound to pick up some photography skills.

Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup

When I made this recipe again, I also adjusted some of the ingredients by using vegetable broth instead of chicken and half & half instead of heavy cream. Both are personal preference so feel free to swap them out. To make this soup, you’ll need Yukon Gold potatoes, butter, flour, leeks, vegetable stock, half & half and shredded Colby Jack cheese.

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner. 

Start by peeling your potatoes, cut them into large pieces and place them in a medium pot and cover with cold water. (Just like you’re making mashed potatoes). Allow the potatoes to come to a boil and cook until tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow to sit for a few minutes.

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner. 

Add butter and leeks to the same pot and cook 1-2 minutes over medium heat until the butter melts; then add flour to form a roux. Next, add the vegetable broth and half & half; then bring the liquid almost to a boil and remove from the heat.

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner. Click To Tweet

Add the potatoes; then using your immersion blender, blend until the soup is creamy. Add the cheese and stir the soup over low heat on top of the stove until the cheese has melted; then season with salt and pepper to your liking and serve.

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner. 

I can’t believe I waited so long to make this Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup; it’s SO good! My husband and I ate this for lunch, but it’s certainly filling enough to eat for dinner. ~Enjoy!

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Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup
Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Creamy Cheddar Jack Potato Leek Soup made with Yukon Gold potatoes, leeks, and a combination of shredded Cheddar Jack cheeses is deliciously satisfying for lunch or dinner. 

Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes (approx. 5-6 potatoes)
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/2 c. Leeks, white part only, rinsed under cold water
  • 2 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 c. Vegetable Broth
  • 1 c. Half & Half
  • 1 c. Cheddar Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel your potatoes, cut them into large pieces and place them in a medium pot and cover with cold water. (Just like you're making mashed potatoes). Allow the potatoes to come to a boil and cook until tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow to sit for a few minutes. 


  2. Add butter and leeks to the same pot and cook 1-2 minutes over medium heat until the butter melts; then add flour to form a roux. 

  3. Next, add the vegetable broth and half & half; then bring the liquid almost to a boil and remove from the heat. 

  4. Add the potatoes; then using your immersion blender, blend until the soup is creamy. Add the cheese and stir the soup over low heat on top of the stove until the cheese has melted; then season with salt and pepper to your liking and serve. 

Recipe Notes

*Chicken broth and heavy cream can be substituted for the vegetable broth and half & half; though it will no longer be considered vegetarian. 

**A blender can be used in place of the immersion blender by pouring the liquid into the blender, put the lid on tightly, hold down the lid with a dish towel and blend slowly until smooth. Be careful not to burn your hands. 

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*Updated January 2018

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2 Comments

  1. del davies
    January 26, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    how much cheddar cheese is recommended ?

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      January 26, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Sorry Del, I forgot to add it to the recipe card. It’s 1 cup of shredded Cheddar Jack cheese and I’ve added it to the recipe card. 🙂

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