How to make leek and potato soup

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How to make leek and potato soup
How to make leek and potato soup
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Put down that tin opener! Here's how to make leek and potato soup. If you can chop up veg, you can whiz up a hearty homemade leek and potato soup in no time at all. We've gone for a really classic combination of ingredients to make sure the leek and potato flavours have the main emphasis. These are complimented by a little cream to bring a silkiness to the soup as well as some rich chicken stock and a dusting of nutmeg for a final flourish of fragrance. These flavours all come together to create a moreish soup recipe that is perfect for a hearty lunch, a light supper or even a dinner party starter - delicious. We've pureed this version but it's up to you how you finish off your soup. It can be nice left chunky for a hearty broth-like soup in the winter or even somewhere in between if you just barely blitz it so you have a creamy soup with some texture through it.


  • 4 leeks, chopped
  • 4 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 800ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 300ml single cream
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg

To serve:

  • Croutons
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Parsley, chopped


  1. Sweat 4 chopped leeks and 4 large cubed potatoes in 1tbsp vegetable oil for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until softened but not browned.
  2. Add 800ml chicken or vegetable stock, cover and simmer for 15 mins. Season to taste and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Liquidise soup until smooth. Return to pan, stir through 300ml single cream and pinch of grated nutmeg. Reheat gently. Garnish with a swirl of natural yogurt, chopped parsley and some crunchy croutons.

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dont know what i done wrong but i thought it was awfull i could just taste oil i usually use butter.


love this soup, dead easy.make more and freeze it in portion sizes. you dont have to add cream, just make it thiker wth patatoes,


hi i made this soup the other day it was so easy to do and took no time at all, and another added bonus was that it tasted delicous! so what more can you ask :)


Hi this recipe looks brill, my dad is on a liquid food diet and hopefully this will be a bit more interesting than canned tomato soup. Cant wait to give it a try, cream isn't unhealthy people have been eating it for years it depends how much you eat of it.


sorry to be critical here but why can't there be soup recipies WITHOUT unhealthy CREAM included!


Absolutely love this! Not a great cook but was very easy and a nice Mother's Day surprise :)


I made this last night, it was so easy to make and didnt take long. Its taste delcious, and the best thing dont have to share it with anyone. :)


this soup is fab as i am disabled and can't cook much this recipe is soooooo easy and my whole family love it


this is a fast and delicous soup, soo easy to make and the whole family loved it

bobby brown

thanks for that little tip there steve :) it made my soup so much soupier and i just adored it

Steve Tompkinson

It was the first time ive made Leek and Potatoe Soup. Its a fantastic recipe and so easy to make. I added Double Cream instead of Single and it tastes so much creamier. If your not worried about the Calories then add Double Cream because it has a more Creamier taste to it.

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