Potato Leek Soup
Potato Leek Soup
5 from 2 votes
Craving comfort in a bowl? Look no further than our creamy Potato Leek Soup. Delightfully rich yet effortlessly easy to prepare, this dish makes for a versatile meal that can be tweaked to suit different tastes. Ideal for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.
Potato Leek Soup

Indulge in the comforting warmth of a classic favorite with my hearty Potato Leek Soup recipe. Originating from France, this soup combines the earthy flavor of potatoes with the delicate sweetness of leeks, creating a rich and creamy delight perfect for any occasion.

Despite its gourmet appeal, this recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare, making it an ideal choice for both beginner and seasoned cooks alike.

With just a handful of ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have a steaming bowl of homemade goodness ready to impress family and friends in no time.

Expert Tip: For a richer flavor, sauté the vegetables in butter and olive oil until they are caramelized before adding the stock.


Potatoes: Potatoes form the hearty base of this soup, providing a satisfying texture and subtle sweetness.

Leeks: Known for their mild onion-like flavor, leeks add a delicate aroma and depth to the soup.

Onion: The addition of chopped onion enhances the savory notes of the soup, complementing the other ingredients perfectly.

Garlic: Minced garlic infuses the soup with a rich, aromatic flavor, elevating its overall taste.

Vegetable Stock: Vegetable stock serves as the flavorful liquid base of the soup, enhancing its depth of flavor.

Butter: Butter adds richness and creaminess to the soup, contributing to its velvety texture.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is used for sautéing the vegetables, adding a hint of fruity flavor to the dish.

Single Cream: Single cream provides a luxurious creaminess to the soup, enriching its consistency.

Salt and Black Pepper: These seasoning staples are essential for balancing the flavors of the soup, ensuring a perfect taste profile.

Chives: Fresh chives are used as a garnish, adding a pop of color and a subtle onion flavor to the finished dish.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different herbs and spices such as thyme or smoked paprika to customize the flavor to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Potato Leek Soup piping hot in bowls, garnished with freshly chopped chives.
  • Pair the soup with crusty bread or homemade croutons for a satisfying crunch.
  • For added indulgence, sprinkle grated cheese over the soup just before serving.
  • Accompany the soup with a crisp green salad dressed with vinaigrette for a well-rounded meal.
  • Enjoy the soup as a starter or serve it alongside your favorite main course for a comforting and wholesome dinner.

Expert Tip: To enhance the flavor of the Potato Leek Soup, consider adding a tablespoon of Dijon mustard during the cooking process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make this soup vegan?

To make the Potato Leek Soup vegan, simply substitute butter with vegan margarine and use plant-based cream instead of single cream.

Can I freeze leftovers of this soup?

Yes, you can freeze the soup in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating gently on the stove.

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any variety of potatoes, such as russet or Yukon Gold, for this soup. Adjust cooking times as needed based on the type of potato used.

Is it necessary to blend the soup until smooth?

Blending the soup creates a creamy texture, but if you prefer a chunkier consistency, you can skip blending or blend only a portion of the soup.

Can I use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock?

Yes, you can substitute chicken stock for vegetable stock if preferred. Keep in mind that this will alter the flavor profile slightly.

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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

by Nabeela Kauser
Craving comfort in a bowl? Look no further than our creamy Potato Leek Soup. Delightfully rich yet effortlessly easy to prepare, this dish makes for a versatile meal that can be tweaked to suit different tastes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 390 kcal


  • 500 g Potatoes Peeled and diced
  • 300 g Leeks Washed and sliced
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 litre Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 150 ml Single Cream
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • Chives For garnish


  • In a large pot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes until they become translucent.
  • Add the sliced leeks and diced potatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth and creamy.
  • Return the soup to the stove and stir in the single cream. Heat it gently without boiling.
  • Season the soup with salt and black pepper according to your taste.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh chives.
  • Enjoy your delicious Potato Leek Soup!


When using the immersion blender, be cautious as the soup will be hot. You can also let it cool slightly before blending for safety.
This soup pairs wonderfully with crusty bread or a simple salad for a complete meal.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1075mgPotassium: 746mgFibre: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2341IUVitamin C: 36mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 96mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cooking, Food, Healthy, Leek, Potato, Recipe, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Winter
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