Potato-Spring Garlic Leek Soup
By Chef Andrew Faulkner

Ingredients
1/4 cup Butter (1/2 stick)
1 Spring Garlic
1 large Leeks (white and pale green parts only) thinly sliced
4 large Dutch Yellow™ Potatoes (about 1 pound) diced small
2 large Organic Carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
2 tablespoons Baby Dill chopped or 1 tablespoon Dried Baby Dill
3/4 cup Milk
4 ounces Cream Cheese
1 cups Cheddar Cheese grated (about 3 ounces)
Organic Parsley chopped (optional)
Cheddar Cheese additional (optional)

Directions

Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium heat.
Add leek and spring garlic; sauté until tender but not brown, about 3 minutes.
Add potatoes and carrots; sauté 5 minutes longer.
Add chicken broth and dill; simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add milk to soup. Transfer half of soup to blender.
Add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Return soup to pot.
Add 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and stir over low heat until melted.
Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Bring to simmer before serving.)
Transfer to large serving bowl.
Garnish soup with chopped fresh parsley and additional grated sharp cheddar cheese, if desired.