Creamy potato leek soup

    55 min

    A velvety potato leek soup that is surprisingly light for tasting so luxurious. I'm grateful to my aunt for sharing this family secret.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 80g unsalted butter
    • 400g leeks, sliced into rounds
    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 500ml milk
    • 500ml boiling water
    • salt and ground black pepper
    • chopped parsley, for garnish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Melt the butter in a casserole over medium heat, and cook and stir the leeks until they release their liquid, about 10 minutes. Stir in the potatoes, milk and boiling water. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Simmer over low heat until the vegetables are very tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
    3. Puree the soup with an immersion blender, or blend in a food processor, until smooth. Tast and adjust the seasoning if needed, and sprinkle each bowl with parsley before serving.


    For a flavour boost you can use vegetable or chicken stock instead of the 500ml water in this recipe. Likewise, for a richer soup, substitute half of the milk with double or single cream.

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