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Leek & Potato Soup

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Ultimate comfort food soup right here. This Leek & Potato Soup is velvety, smooth and luscious soup. Don’t take my word for it, give it a try!

Leek & Potato Soup

So if you’re like me and you don’t like white soup, give this one a try.  It really does have a great flavour and wonderful for warming you up on these cold days.  Plus it uses such few ingredients so it’s easy to make.  

This is a great winter warmer of a soup and it’s so easy.  Done relatively quickly and you can blend it in the pot if you have an immersion blender.

Take a look!


Leek & Potato Soup

Notes about the Leek & Potato Soup

  • Try and use a good quality vegetable stock.  So, if you are not making your own (and most of us don’t on a regular basis lets face it!), buy the carton.  The flavour is much better than the stock cubes.
  • When you are cooking your potatoes and leeks (as you will see in the recipe below), you may need to add a little stock so it doesn’t stick.  So just watch out for that.
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Leek & Potato Soup

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I left this soup quite basic and didn’t even add garlic, which is very rare for me.  But sometimes I do, so add a few crushed garlic cloves if you feel like it.

I topped this soup with some smoked Gouda, fresh parsley and black pepper.  Garnishes are totally optional but they bring the soup to a whole new tasty level.

Happy soup making friends and see you soon!

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Leek & Potato Soup

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Leek & Potato Soup

Ultimate comfort food soup right here. This is a velvety, smooth and luscious soup. Don't take my word for it, give this Leek & Potato Soup a try!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Lunch, Soup, Starter
Cuisine: British
Keyword: leeks, potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 3-4 potatoes medium, peeled, cleaned and diced into very small pieces
  • 4 Leeks cleaned & sliced, greens discarded
  • 1 onion medium, finely chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

To garnish:

  • Grated cheese
  • Parsley
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • In a large stainless steel pot, heat the butter until sizzling. Add potato, leeks and onions. Give a good toss for a few minutes with salt and pepper. Now reduce the heat to medium and cover with foil or parchment paper. Then return lid to pan and leave vegetables to cook for a further 12 to 15 minutes. Once the vegetables are soft, add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes. Return soup from the pot and blend (in batches if needed) in a blender. Reserve pot. Once the soup is liquidized to a smooth texture, return to pot and add the cream. Bring to a boil once again and reduce to simmer for a few minutes until all flavours are blended.
  • Serve topped with cheese, parsley and fresh ground black pepper.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Leek & Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1026mg45%
Potassium 1170mg33%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2533IU51%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on November 27th, 2018
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12 Comments on “Leek & Potato Soup”

    • Hi Lisa, yes you can freeze it. For best results make sure it’s in either a good quality freezer container or ziplock bag. It will keep up to two months. You may need to add a little more broth after it’s defrosted, if it’s too thick. Hope this helps.

  1. 5 stars
    Made this soup tonight for dinner and it was amazing.

    Added carrots and garlic just to add a bit more texture and flavour but it turned out delicious. Will definitely make again!

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