Potato and Leek Soup: Comfort in a Bowl

Indulge in the cozy comfort of a hearty Potato and Leek Soup. This classic recipe combines the earthy richness of potatoes with the mild sweetness of leeks, resulting in a velvety, soul-warming dish that’s perfect for any season. Let’s embark on a culinary journey to prepare this comforting bowl of goodness.


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 leeks, trimmed, cleaned, and chopped (use the white and light green parts)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Potatoes and Leeks:
  • Peel the potatoes and dice them into small cubes. Set them aside.
  • Trim the dark green parts from the leeks, leaving only the white and light green sections. Slice them thinly and rinse thoroughly to remove any dirt or sand. Drain well.
  1. Sauté the Aromatics:
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter (or heat the olive oil) over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic.
  • Sauté until the onions turn translucent and fragrant, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
  1. Add the Leeks:
  • Stir in the chopped leeks and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the leeks have softened and become tender.
  1. Add the Potatoes:
  • Incorporate the diced potatoes into the pot, stirring them with the leeks and onions for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.
  1. Pour in the Broth:
  • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth until it covers the vegetables. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
  1. Simmer to Perfection:
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer, partially covered, for about 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  1. Blend Until Smooth:
  • Using an immersion blender or a countertop blender, carefully blend the soup until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. If using a countertop blender, remember to allow the soup to cool slightly before blending in batches.
  1. Add Creaminess:
  • Return the blended soup to the pot. Stir in the milk or cream, then gently reheat the soup. Be cautious not to let it boil once the dairy is added.
  1. Season to Taste:
  • Season your potato and leek soup with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to suit your preferences.
  1. Serve and Garnish:
    • Ladle the hot soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh chives or parsley for an extra touch of flavor and visual appeal.

Pro Tip: For an added layer of richness, you can top your Potato and Leek Soup with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese.

This comforting Potato and Leek Soup is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a warm lunch on a chilly day. Its creamy texture and delicate flavors make it a timeless favorite that you’ll want to savor again and again.

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