La Madeleine Potato Soup

This recipe is from Recipes from the Chef’s Kitchen. This is a television show in Fairfax County Virginia. You can find more of their recipes at their website.

La Madeleine potato soup

La Madeleine Potato Soup

Cook la Madeleine's Country Potato Soup just like they do with our potato soup recipe.

La Madeleine Potato Soup

Cook la Madeleine's Country Potato Soup just like they do with our potato soup recipe.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: La Madeleine Potato Soup, Potato Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 219kcal


  • 2 pounds sliced leeks
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided use
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1 bouquet garnish (parsley, thyme, and Bay leaf tied together)
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 8 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Thyme, parsley, or chervil for garnish

For Garnish

  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme or
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley or
  • 1/4 teaspoon chervil


  • Trim 2 inches of green parts of leeks, and discard. Slice into 3/8-inch rounds, separate green and white parts. Wash thoroughly in a strainer.
  •  In a large saucepan over medium heat, brown onions and green parts of leeks in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add celery, potatoes, and bouquet garnish. Stir well and reduce heat to low.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet and cook white parts of leeks until just browned. Add water to cover vegetables (about 8 cups) and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove bouquet garni. Mash potatoes. Slightly on the bottom of the pan, stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and Garnish with thyme, parsley, or chervil. Yield: 8 - 10 servings


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2060IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 7.7mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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