Parsnip Leek Soup

Category

Soups, Stews & Chili

Servings

4 to 6

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Parsnip Leek Soup with Cabot's Seriously Sharp Cheddar is a great vegetarian option for a simple supper. Add a crusty bread for the win!

Ingredients

  • 4 large parsnips, peeled and diced into 2-inch chunks

  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 2-inch chunks

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large leeks, green stalks removed with the white ends diced and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. ADD the parsnip and potatoes to a large stock pot and fill it with water just to cover them and bring it to a boil.
  2. COOK the parsnips and potatoes until an inserted knife cuts through them easily.
  3. ADD the olive oil and leeks to a Dutch oven over low heat while the parsnips and potatoes are boiling, and sauté them until they are tender and slightly translucent. Stir them occasionally to prevent them from browning too quickly.
  4. ADD the garlic to the leeks and continue to sauté for another minute or two.
  5. DRAIN the parsnips and potatoes when they are fully cooked and add them to the leeks in the Dutch oven. Pour in the stock and season with kosher salt.
  6. PUREE the soup carefully and completely by blending it in batches in a large blender or by using a hand immersion blender in the Dutch oven.
  7. TRANSFER the smooth and fully blended soup back into the original Dutch oven and heat gently over low heat.
  8. ADD the Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar to the soup and stir until cheese completely melts.
  9. SEASON with thyme, black pepper, and additional salt to taste if necessary.
  10. SERVE with crusty bread, croutons, and an additional tablespoon of cheese on top to garnish.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Serving Size
1/6 recipe
per serving
Calories
330
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
16 grams
25%
Saturated Fat
5 grams
25%
Cholesterol
207 milligrams
7%
Sodium
810 milligrams
34%
Carbs
42 grams
14%
Fiber
6 grams
Sugar
8 grams
Protein
11 grams
Calcium
203 milligrams
20%
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Recipe Tips

Here are some other cozy winter soups you will love: Tomato Cheddar Soup, Southwest Chicken Noodle Soup, Potato, Cheddar & Corn Chowder. Serve with melty grilled cheese sandwiches or a crusty loaf of bread to warm everyone up.

Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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