Quick leek and potato soup

Quick leek and potato soup


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

Ita County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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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Reviews (9)


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

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