Leek, Potato and Spinach Soup with Orzo

A yummy fall soup with a non-intimidating ingredient list to serve with some good quality bread!  This soup is a comfort food soup.  A plant based substitute for chicken noodle, perhaps!

(Bread Note for locals: I’ve started buying our bread from the Udi’s delis/restaurants in the area and used to buy it from Heidi’s but the one closest to us closed.)

  • 2 large leeks, washed carefully (cut in half lengthwise to help), and thinly sliced – the white and light green parts only
  • 1 lb of potatoes of your choice, cut in half or quarters and then thinly sliced
  • 8 cups veggie broth (I use 3-4 of the Rapunzel Sea Salt and Herbs cubes with 8 cups of water, adding an appropriate amount depending on how salty you want it)
  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 4 cups (1 large bunch or two smaller bunches) of spinach, chopped – about 7 – 9 oz once stems are removed [Save time and buy a pre-washed bag!]
  • Ground black pepper to taste

In a soup pot, put in first 3 ingredients (leeks, potatoes & broth) and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add orzo and simmer until 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.  Add spinach and cook a couple of minutes more.  Season with black pepper.  Serve with bread.

Chef’s Note:  I had to use some green onions in addition to leeks tonight because I only had 2 small leeks.  Also, I used a bit of beet greens with the spinach because I had them.  Cooking isn’t an exact science – don’t feel you are tied to a recipe if you don’t have the exact ingredients!


5 thoughts on “Leek, Potato and Spinach Soup with Orzo

  1. Patty Smith

    DELICIOUS! Steve loved it even more than regular potato leek soup. Will definitely make it again. Do you use regular or whole wheat orzo? I couldn’t find WW but that won’t stop me from making it again.

    1. jessica37 Post author

      So glad you liked it!! I use white orzo, because I haven’t seen whole wheat locally. I have found it online, but never bought any. Perhaps we can order some together to save on shipping….?

      Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean~


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