Potato Leek Soup Recipe

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Deann Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Leeks have a fragrant smell and a slightly minty taste. This makes it a good soup ingredient. Add in some potatoes, cream, and stock for a milky flavor.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 3largeleeks
  • 1stickbutter
  • 2lbsrusset potatoes
  • 6cupschicken stock
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • ½tspthyme
  • Salt and pepperto taste


  1. Cut off the green parts of the leeks and discard. Cut the leeks lengthwise and wash well to remove any dirt or grit.

  2. Thinly slice the whites of the leeks, this will produce about 5 to 6 cups.

  3. Place leeks and butter in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until leeks are tender for about 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Cut potatoes into large chunks and add to pot with stock and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer covered for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  5. Using a hand blender, blend soup until smooth. Return to pot, add cream, and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Calories: 598.72kcal
  • Fat: 20.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.91g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 93.73g
  • Fiber: 7.01g
  • Sugar: 7.07g
  • Protein: 14.63g
  • Cholesterol: 61.22mg
  • Sodium: 1553.67mg
  • Calcium: 110.98mg
  • Potassium: 2150.39mg
  • Iron: 5.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 204.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.35mg
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