Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Weightwatchers Potatoe, and Leek Soup with Blue Cheese

Weightwatchers Potatoe, and Leek Soup with Blue Cheese

So this week is National Soup Week http://www.soupforlife.ie/ and sometimes even on Weightwatchers one needs a creamy soup.

Also with St. Patrick's Day just next week there is nothing better to come from the parade and heat up your toes with some deliciously creamy and velvety soup and with each portion only 2 Weightwatchers Pro Points i thought this was perfect timing.

I happened to buy the Rachel Allen Cook book in Aldi www.aldi.ie on Sunday and a recipe for this soup was calling me, although hers had a lot of cream in it and although i really wanted a creamy soup i also did not want to gain anymore weight so i played around with this and just purely omitted the cream and boy was this delicious and all for 2 Weightwatchers Pro Points.  It was gorgeous and sometime that you would actually get in a restaurant.  So here's the recipe.

Serves 6

Weightwatchers Pro Points per serving 2

Weightwatchers Pro Points per recipe 12


2 Leeks, green parts removed and the white parts chopped finely

2 Potatoes, peeled and diced

2 ounces or 55g of Blue Cheese, i used Gorgonzola because i love it.  Actually there is 3 Weightwatchers ProPoints per ounce of Blue Cheese but its so flavorsome.

Salt and Pepper to taste

1200mls of Vegetable stock.

2 Bay Leaves

Spray Oil


Make up the vegetable stock with 1200mls of water and set aside.

Spray a non stick pan lightly with spray oil over a medium heat, add the chopped potatoes and leeks, season with salt and pepper, add the bay leaves, cover and reduce heat to low for 10 minutes to allow the veg to sweat.  Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn.

Add the stock to the pan and turn the heat up to a simmer (so that it gets bubbly) for 10 minutes until the veg is soft.

Remove the bay leaves, add the cheese by crumbling it into the soup mix

Remove from the pan and liquidize until smooth and velvety, then return to the pan and the heat and taste and adjust salt and pepper.


This is definitely one to keep.

Enjoy the Nipped Tucked way so you don't have to!

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