Leek and Potato Soup

Everyone is cooking soup at the moment. It’s exactly what we crave when the temperature plummets. I wanted to make a veggie soup, but also wanted one which is wholesome and filling so, naturally, I went for leek and potato (brocolli and stilton would have been a close second).

I’m not going to try to sell this soup as a healthy option – it contains too much butter and cream for that sort of thing. But that’s what makes it so delicious! I think that we must use up so many calories trying to keep warm in this horrid weather that we deserve a little cream sometimes.

Leek and potato is a classic and will guarantee bowls licked clean. It’s a lovely colour and could easily be prettified for a dinner party.

This will take 30 minutes and will serve at least 4 (there will likely be leftovers which freeze beautifully!)

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Leek and Potato Soup

50g unsalted butter

1 onion

450g potatoes

450g leeks

1 litre vegetable stock

140ml double cream

140ml milk

1. Peel your potatoes and chop them into 1 inch chunks. Trim the ends off the leeks and slice them. Chop your onion into 1 inch chunks.

2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or casserole dish over a medium heat. When it starts to bubble, and the veg. Turn down the heat and put a lid on. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring fairly often so that the veg doesn’t stick or colour.

3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Put the lid back on and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.

4. Whizz your soup up with a blender until smooth then put back on the heat. Add the cream and milk and bring to a simmer, then season to taste with salt and plenty of black pepper.

5. Serve large bowls or mugs with thick wedges of warm bread. Delicious!

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15 responses to “Leek and Potato Soup”

  1. Wow, we are on the same page today, check out my recipe I put up this morning! Haha, I like the idea of putting cream into the mix, though I try not to to avoid the calories.
    – Bunny Baubles <3

    1. Haha! Great minds think alike. Your soup looks delicious

    2. I keep ALL scraps from veggies and throw them into a freezer bag as I collect them. Then I dump them in my stock making whether it is beef or chicken. Just now I put an entire gallon size bag full of celery bottoms, parsley stems, carrots ends; not the kitchen sink though. In went my whole chicken, some vinegar, and more onions. Now it gets to simmer for hours. So, when a recipe calls for stock, I always have it and I KNOW it doesn’t contain MSG!

      Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  2. Nice soup! A little bit of butter is healthy in my opinion – just not a whole stick of it! Going to make this up tomorrow!

    1. I agree Debbie! Hope you like it šŸ™‚

  3. Looks so good and perfect for this weather

  4. Might need some of this to stay warm in NY this winter until my trip to Dominican Republic! Great post! šŸ™‚

  5. Looks utterly delicious and I second the need for nice creamy treats in this weather šŸ™‚
    Janie x

  6. It looks absolutely delicious! I really like to give it a try and see if I can give a healthier twist to it neverthless I’m sure it will not taste equally as delicious then šŸ™

    LiuLiveEat Lifestyle Writer

    1. Thanks! You could easily halve the amount of butter and cream without affecting the taste too much šŸ™‚

      1. I will do that then šŸ™‚

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