Quick leek and potato soup

    30 min

    This is a thick, pureed comforting leek and potato soup that I make quite often during the colder months!


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    72 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 whole leek, including dark green tops, sliced and thoroughly washed
    • 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 1/2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
    • 1 litre water
    • freshly ground black pepper to serve
    • cream to serve (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. (This prevents the butter from burning.)
    2. Stir in the sliced potatoes and cook gently over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until they are slightly cooked and golden coloured.
    3. Stir in the sliced leeks; pour in the water and add the stock cubes.
    4. Bring to the boil, the reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat. Use a hand held immersion blender to puree the soup.
    6. Serve with a swirl of cream and a twist of black pepper.


    Quick leek and potato soup
    Quick leek and potato soup

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    I loved the simplicity of this recipe but it was lacking in seasoning. I think a little salt and pepper would be a great addition.  -  31 Mar 2012


    This soup is so easy to make and delicious! Its freezes well too, ive frozen leftover portions before and taken them into work for lunch. Lovely recipe!  -  23 Mar 2011


    I've not made leek potato soup for some time so l used this reciepe to help me. This is really quick and easy with hardly any washing up as you can do it all in one pan, l used my wok. Tasted great!  -  06 Oct 2011