“What’s for dinner?”

Some days those words really make me cringe, as I just have no idea what to prepare.


In this household we currently feed one picky meat and potato lover, one vegan wannabe that hates most vegetables, and one total foodie mama that despises boring food….

It’s a challenge cooking for this family!

I need all the help I can get.

My inspiration yesterday came straight out of the TV, courtesy of the Marilyn Denis Show and chef Christine Cushing.

I love that show! It’s a fantastic way to start the day.

I especially love the fact that the recipes are always easy to recreate in my own kitchen.

This particular episode featured two ideas that caught my eye: Classic Cream of Potato and Leek Soup, as well as a delicious looking Pull Apart Focaccia Bread that I intend to attempt making one day very soon.

Of course, I knew right away I was going to be cooking an Instant Pot version of that soup.

I made a few small changes, and adapted the directions to work with the IP, but overall stuck to the original recipe.

A loaf of cheesy garlic bread was the perfect side to this light, flavourful soup.

Here you go, both the original recipe link and my printable Instant Pot version. Enjoy…

Instant Pot Cream Of Potato Leek Soup

Instant Pot Cream of Potato Leek Soup from potsandplanes.com

*follow the link below to see the original recipe

Christine Cushing’s Classic Cream of Potato and Leek Soup

Instant Pot Cream Of Potato Leek Soup

Instant Pot Cream Of Potato Leek Soup from potsandplanes.com
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Cream Of Potato Leek Soup

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword: soup
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Leeks (white part to very light green only) halved lenghtwise, thinly sliced, washed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 large Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled, diced
  • Splash of White Wine optional
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (or chicken if you prefer)
  • Bouquet Garni 2 bay leaves + sprig of thyme tucked inside a dark leek stalk and tied with cooking string
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream (35%)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Finely chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Press SAUTE mode on the Instant Pot, add butter to pot.
    When butter is melted add leeks and garlic, cook for about 3-5 min stirring often taking care not to brown vegetables.
  • Add a splash of white wine (optional but I love cooking with it). 
    Add potatoes, broth and bouquet garni to the pot and give it a stir.
    Press CANCEL.
  • Lock on lid, turn pressure valve on lid to SEALING.
    Choose PRESSURE COOK mode and adjust timer to 15 minutes.
    When done, allow natural release pressure (timer will count up) for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully turn pressure valve on lid to VENTING to release any remaining pressure, press CANCEL, and then open lid.
    Remove bouquet garni, and using immersion blender, puree soup until smooth.
  • Add cream and stir to combine.  Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. 
    Return lid to pot, and allow soup to reheat on KEEP WARM mode, for 5-10 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, ladle into soup bowls, garnish with a tablespoon of grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.

Notes

*I followed the original recipe but added a bit more garlic and the wine, and I also chose to garnish with Parmesan cheese since I love it in my soups, however in the original recipe the soup is garnished with a dollop of creme fraiche (which I'm sure is delicious, but I did not have any) 

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