July 24, 2023

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Potato Leak Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Okay, this creamy potato leek soup might be the best soup ever? And it is so simple to make, I am OBSESSED. I am writing this right now, already planning to make this again, it is THAT good. I love it, because it is so creamy, definitely one of my favorite creamy soup recipes. Yes, please. The taste and flavor is truly amazing.

You’ll start with a base of oil, onions and garlic, then tossed with potatoes, leeks and butter (keep it vegan with plant-based butter). All sealed with thyme, broth and sherry vinegar. The best part here: tossing in chopped chives and parsley – makes this soup SO flavorful. I also topped with crunchy croutons. A spoon full with the herbs, croutons and the soup = my true happy place.

You can also take a look at our Potato Leek Cheddar Soup for another variation using sharp cheddar cheese!

Creamy Potato Leak Soup

What ingredients do you need to make potato leek soup?

  • olive oil
  • onions
  • garlic
  • yukon gold potatoes, I like yukon for this, but you can also use russet potatoes
  • large leeks
  • unsalted butter, or vegan butter to make this vegan potato leek soup!!
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • vegetable stock/broth or chicken broth
  • sherry vinegar
  • sugar, salt, pepper
  • fresh herbs such as chopped chives and parsley
  • crispy croutons for topping (optional)

For any add-ons: you can also sweat out your onions with bacon, or you can toss in heavy cream (or coconut milk)!

What can I eat with potato leek soup?

Some ideas starters to serve with this soup are below:

Creamy Potato Leak Soup

Directions to make this potato soup

In a dutch oven or pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil.

Toss in and sweat your garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes.  Next add in your potatoes, leeks, plant butter and thyme. Stir well until all combined.

Then, add in your vegetable broth, sherry vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar. Let everything come to a boil, and then a simmer until the potatoes are fork tender.

Blend your soup (in batches if needed, you can also use an immersion blender), and adjust with salt, pepper and sugar. Off the heat, toss in your green onions and parsley, stir well. Top with more for garnish, and optional to top with crispy croutons! Serve in bowls and enjoy.

Creamy Potato Leak Soup

Check out the below soup recipes for inspiration!

If you do make this Creamy Potato Leek Soup recipe (first of all, thank you!!), be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and through social media so I can be sure to see what you’re making! If you’d like to stay in touch and get the latest to your inbox, sign up for our Newsletter here as well!

In addition, we can also be found on YoutubeFacebook and Pinterest!

Updated from March 2021

Creamy Potato Leak Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Okay, this creamy potato leek soup might be the best soup ever? And it is so simple to make, I am OBSESSED.
4.50 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes, washed and cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 2 leeks trimmed, halved cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or vegan butter
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ tablespoon sherry vinegar (if you prefer a little bit more acid like I do, add 1 tablespoon)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped chives and parsley

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven or pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Toss in and sweat your garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next add in your potatoes, leeks, butter and thyme. Stir well until all combined.
  • Then, add in your vegetable broth, sherry vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar. Let everything come to a boil, and then a simmer until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Blend your soup, and adjust with salt, pepper and sugar. Off the heat, toss in your green onions and parsley, stir well. Top with more for garnish, and optional to top with crispy croutons!
Tried this recipe?Mention @lindseyeats or tag #lindseyeats!

Share Your Thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Take a Bite!

Get the latest from Lindsey Eats delivered to your inbox!