Easy Potato Leek Soup

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pkg Trimmed Leeks
  • 1 box Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 qt Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 qt Half and Half
  • 1 qt Whole Milk
  • Pepper, to taste

Slice leeks in half lengthwise and rinse thoroughly. Slice into thin half-moons.

In a soup pot, sauté leeks in 2 tbsp butter until wilted. Add broth, half and half, and milk to pot and bring to a gentle simmer.

Stir in both packets of garlic mashed potatoes. Season with pepper and salt, if desired.

Top each bowl with fresh chives, if desired.

Serve hot for a warming winter soup or chilled for a cooling Vichyssoise.