Leek, Potato & Spinach Stew

May/June 2010

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For this light, brothy stew, use the vegetables of late spring and early summer from your CSA share: leeks, potatoes, garlic and spinach. Vary what’s in the stew according to the weekly bounty. Serve with: Crusty whole-wheat baguette spread with goat cheese.

"Absolute comfort perfection. "
Leek, Potato & Spinach Stew Recipe

14 Reviews for Leek, Potato & Spinach Stew

Fire Hazard

I followed the directions precisely, only using chicken sausage, as I could not find hot Italian turkey sausage. After stirring in the garlic and salt until fragrant, I added the wine (Gallo Extra Dry Vermouth), covered the pot, and turned the heat up to high. When I heard what sounded like boiling, I removed the lid. A tower of flames immediately shot up high enough to singe my hair. Fortunately, the fire quickly subsided, and no serious harm was done.

The soup was pretty good, if a little too picante. It just needed salt.

Quick and easy
Easy to make

Easy to make, good flavor but I found the spice from the hot Italian turkey sausage too over powering. I would make next time with a few modifications: sweet turkey Italian sausage, more broth (about 8-12 oz) and a second can of beans.

Flavor, veggie based

This is light and satisfying at the same time. Next time I will double the sausage as my husband complained that it was too light on the meat (didn't bother me though).

Soul-warming comfort food
Light AND hearty

I will definitely keep this in my winter meal rotation. Great when you want something more substantial than a soup, but still thoroughly warming. I like the suggestion to add red pepper flakes if the sausage isn't spicy. Will try that next time.

Rich tasting, easy to prepare, healthy
Tasty and Satisfying

This recipe was easy to make, and relatively quick. The prep time took a bit, but it wasn't a pain. The aroma from all the ingredients permeates throughout the kitchen as you're cooking it, which is an awesome thing. It's a great meal for those cold days when you need a good warm up. My wife loved it, and asked if I would make it again, she's hooked and so am I.

Easy to make, quick, hearty

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