Potato Leek Soup

Wikus: "very easy, very yummy!" Read More


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 leeks (white and light green parts only, roughly chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (peeled and roughly chopped into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 7 cups low sodium chicken broth (best quality such as Swanson)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • chives (finely chopped, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV520mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs10% DV31g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories390Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat15g75%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate31g10%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Wikus 4 days ago
    very easy, very yummy!
    T Coupland 8 days ago
    Very easy to make! Nothing fancy but quite tasty.
    Anne-Marie Joyce a month ago
    I’ve made this before and it is YUM!
    jafman8 . 2 months ago
    easy to make, few ingredients. My 5 and 2 y/o like it. They drink it cooled, with a straw. I added some vitamins and MCT in it for them.
    Shannon 3 months ago
    Very good, didn’t change anything it was delicious!
    Tina Beecham 4 months ago
    Made this soup today since I got some leeks from the farmers market. Soup was rich & delicious. Was real easy to follow & make. I didn’t use all the heavy cream though & still was great!
    Molly Purcell 6 months ago
    used 4 garlic cloves and nothing to garnish- it was great!
    Hampton S. 7 months ago
    great added shallots celery and prosciutto
    Earl Baum 7 months ago
    I made significant changes to the base recipe - first by cutting it in half for a smaller batch, then by adding a shallot and some rosemary, chipotle pepper and smoked sea-salt to add some savor. Yum!!!
    Cory 8 months ago
    one of my smimple faves
    Fratello 10 months ago
    good and easy to make
    Justas Štr 10 months ago
    For my taste it would have been too mild and not thick enough. But basicaly it is a good recipe. During serving I added some lemon juice, gratted parmesan, also some dills along with chives and finaly some roasted garlic-pepper spice. Turned out great at the end.
    Danette N. 10 months ago
    What can I say? Absolutely delicious! My new go to Potato Leek Soup.
    Beth a year ago
    Delicious and quick to make.
    Joy a year ago
    Very tasty & very easy. I prefer the flavor of my regular potato soup, but this is much quicker.
    Raji N. a year ago
    Awesome! Portions were on the money. Thank you!
    Amanda Rouse a year ago
    This was delicious! I did make a few changes based on what I had on-hand. I only had 3 leeks, and I used my own home-made beef broth instead of chicken broth, since I needed to use it up. I also used a package (8oz) of cream cheese, cubed, instead of the cream. I also mixed in 1.5 lbs of cooked ground beef after the blending step.
    Asif Hayat a year ago
    it was awesome. i made it in instapot. be carful with water. not too much. otherwise Awesome.
    Adora M. a year ago
    Very tasty, I didn't use a many leeks because I didn't want to over power it, it tasted fantastic! I sprinkled a few chives on top & it was delicious! I was hoping for it to be a little thicker. I left the potatoes in small chunks, next time I'll take some of them & mash them & add them in to help with the thickness.
    Tuigyt a year ago
    So tasty! Will definitely make this recipe again.
    Craig a year ago
    Great!! My favorite soup.
    Roberts 2 years ago
    Very easy and yummy! Would make it again 👍
    Carole Mcghie 2 years ago
    Delicious didn’t need modification
    Kelli S. 2 years ago
    Delicious soup, will make again for sure Not as intense as I thought it would be to make, easy directions
    garovat 2 years ago
    The soup was very delicious will be making it again
    Jessica J. 2 years ago
    This recipe was great! I added 2 shallots and a bit of milk at the end to make it less thick.
    Erin 2 years ago
    I was awesome!!!!!!!:):) I just followed the recipe and it was (for my family) the best amount of everything!!!!!!:):):):):):)!!!
    Casey Taylor 2 years ago
    Easy to make and perfect on a snowy day. Everyone loved it. I used chicken broth and slightly less cream, but still turned out delicious. Will definitely make again!
    Karen Briffa 2 years ago
    Turned out perfect as my rating shows! I substituted a fair amount of fresh young (wild) fennel leaves and stalks with the thyme as that is what was available in our garden. I don’t like cream in my soups but this amount is just perfect enough for one not to realise that there is cream in it. Sublime. Recommended
    Teresa Kraynick 2 years ago
    I didn’t have chives but added some shredded cheese. Very good.