Recipe: Creamy Shrimp, Corn and Leek Soup


This soup is creamy and full of flavor, it is like a meal-in-a-bowl with hunks of shrimp mixed into a creamy goodness of leeks, potatoes and corn. Ladle this into a big soup bowl, top it off with a succulent shrimp and some parsley. All you'll need is a crusty chunk of bread!

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35-45 minutes
Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1½ cups


  • 3-4 stalks leeks (white and tender green parts only),

  • coarsely chopped

  • 1 Tbsp light butter

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced

  • 1 Tbsp flour

  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled + roughly cut in to cubes

  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen corn

  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco

  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

  • ¾ cup skim milk

  • ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled deveined (if frozen, you need to defrost them)

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup parsley for garnish, chopped


  1. Wash leeks carefully to remove all the grit. You can soak them in a bowl of water for 10 minutes to be sure. Chop them up after you wash them.

  2. In a large pot, over medium-low heat, melt butter and saute garlic for 2 minutes. Add flour, stirring continuously for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to make a roux.

  3. Add chicken broth, leeks, potatoes, corn, Tabasco and Old Bay Seasoning and whisk vigorously until incorporated. Let simmer on medium heat for 25-30 minutes, until potatoes have softened.

  4. Add the milk. Use an immersion blender and blend the soup until smooth. If you don't have one, carefully transfer the soup to a regular blender.

  5. Add shrimp and lemon juice to the pot and cook on low for another 6-8 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.

  6. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Serve immediately and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1½ cups)
Calories: 194
Calories from fat: 19
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 37mg
Sodium: 1539mg
Carbohydrates: 33g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar 12g
Protein: 15g
WWP+: 5