Leeks are a wonderful thing, but …. they can be a real pain to clean.
And if you don’t get them completely clean, you can end up with little sandy bits in your food.
Fortunately, Melissa’s has solved that problem for me.
They have pre-packaged leeks that have been cleaned and sliced.
I just open up the package and they are ready to use!
When I was searching for a recipe to try, I was inspired by Melissa’s Pumpkin Soup with Leeks and White Wine.
I made some changes to the recipe to make it vegetarian and to use what I had on hand at home.
The soup came out great and my family is asking for more.
Pumpkin Leek Soup
1 6 oz. package Melissa’s Leeks
1 8 oz. package sliced mushrooms
1 stick butter
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pint cream
1 c white cooking wine
16 oz. pumpkin puree
salt to taste
Combine leeks, mushrooms, garlic and butter in soup pan.
Sauté until tender.
Stir in cream, wine and pumpkin. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add salt, if desired.
More from Mama Likes to Cook
Check out the rest of my vegetarian recipes, so you can get more great ideas for baking, cooking, blending and juicing.
Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
- Coffee Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats
- From Scratch Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Pumpkin Fluff Smoothie
- Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
- Caramel Pumpkin Fruit Leather
- Homemade Pumpkin Caramels
- Single Serve Mini Pumpkin Pies
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
- Maple Pumpkin Mousse
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Bars
- Cinnamon Frosted Pumpkin Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Cups with Pumpkin Mousse
- Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies
- Mason Jar Chocolate Pumpkin Trifles
- No Churn Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream
Dips Made with Pumpkin
Dinner Recipes with Pumpkin
- Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes with Brown Rice
- Vegan Pumpkin Curry Skillet Meal
- Slow Cooker Vegan Red Lentils with Pumpkin
- Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Chili
- Vegetarian Pumpkin Stew
- Pumpkin Sage Pasta Sauce
- Easy Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pine Nuts
- Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- Mushroom Frittata
- Easy Vegetarian Potstickers
- Creamy Portobello Mushroom Soup
- Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto
- Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Rice
- Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Zucchini Mushroom Salad
- Pickled Mushrooms
- Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger
- Vegan Quesadilla with Spinach and Mushrooms
- Vegetarian Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Pasta with Kale and Mushrooms
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