Luscious Leek and Potato Soup

    2 hours 40 min

    This is a delicious take on the classic vichyssoise soup. Onions, leeks and potatoes are simmered in a creamy soup base, then pureed. It's perfect for the cold winter months.

    33 people made this

    Serves: 6 - 8

    • 50g margarine
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 leeks
    • 2 red potatoes, peeled and sliced
    • 2 litres water
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 50g margarine
    • 120ml whipping cream
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Extra time:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. In a heavy 4 litre pan, melt 50g butter and onion until translucent. Add cleaned and sliced leeks, potatoes, water and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
    2. Remove from heat and cool if you want. Blend the cooked mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan; add 50g butter, cream and chives. Check for seasonings. Heat, but do not boil or the cream will curdle.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (27)


    I don't know what some of the reviewers did to make their recipes no good, because mine was delicious!! It was amazing! My whole family thought so.  -  01 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made some changes...Used 3 - 4 large red potatoes, either 2 qts of vegetable broth or 1 qt water & 1 qt veg. broth, use evaporated milk, and lots of fresh cracked pepper...We like it a little chunky so didn't blend smooth, and addded some fresh grated parmesean cheese right before serving, along with the chives...Can also add some fresh mushrooms for added flavor  -  29 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    LOVED IT! But I added more potatoes and instead of the heavy cream, I used sour cream. REALLY good. My husband's having me add it to my list of things-he-loves-me-to-make.  -  10 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)