Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup

This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food! I’m no stranger to oatmeal soup; growing up some of my favorite soups Mom prepared were made with oats.

This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup

More hearty comfort soup recipes I love are Cheddar Corn Chowder with Bacon, Potato Leek Soup and Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup.

When I first discovered Brotchán Roy, otherwise known as the King’s Soup, I knew I would love it. It was said to have been the favorite dish of Ireland’s celebrated sixth-century spiritual and literary icon, St. Columkille.
This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!
Steel cut oats are loaded with fiber, they are great for your heart and give the soup a wonderful texture. If you don’t have steel cut oats, you can use Quaker oats, reducing the cooking time to about 25 minutes. If you’re on a gluten free diet, make sure your oats are labeled gluten-free. This is my modified take on the classic, hope you like it!
This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!

This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!
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Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup

4
Freestyle Points
140.5
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp whipped butter
  • 1 1/2 cups 3 large leeks, white and pale green only, halved lengthwise, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Irish steel cut oats, Use Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats for GF
  • 4 cups fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth, vegetarians use vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat; add the leeks.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the broth and milk; raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Add the oatmeal and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
  • Return to a boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer gently until oats are tender, 45-50 minutes (less if using Quaker oats).

Nutrition

Calories: 140.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 7.5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 529mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 6g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 4