Leek and Potato Soup--Jamie Oliver

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Found this in an article about Jamie Oliver in the Jan/Feb 2010 Cooking Light, and I'm posting for safekeeping! Make this vegan by subbing in veggie broth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks. Cut each in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2" slices. Immerse in cold water; swirl. Drain.
  2. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  3. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Add leek, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Partially cover, and cook 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Add hot broth and potato; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until potato is tender. Stir in pepper and salt.
  5. Serve chunky, or puree with an immersion blender.


Most Helpful

I enjoyed this soup and appreciated that it was healthy. Not your typical cream leek potato soup, but it was nice and thick after blending. The flavor was very good. I may omit the carrot next time, just to keep it more potato/leek oriented. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT8 Family Picks

LifeIsGood September 01, 2012

The very first thing I did was cut the recipe way down to just two servings. I omitted
the yellow onions and made up the difference with extra leeks. Jaime's recipes are easy
to make and always a winner. I am also a fan of Yukons and went so far as to use unpeeled (potato peeling not my favorite cooking activity). Garnished with cracked black pepper and fresh parsley for a quick weeknight meal. I should note: the soup was prepped stove top then transferred to the slow cooker on LOW for about 3-4 hours. Reviewed for Veg Tag/Jan.

COOKGIRl January 29, 2012

I was torn between a 4 & a 5 rating on this soup - ended up choosing 5 because, although very simple, that's the beauty of it. There is nothing competing with the onion/leek flavour - it's thick and creamy, a stick to your ribs type of soup (if you puree of course). Made it last night to enjoy today - and enjoying it I am. Thanks smellyveg! Made for Veg*n Swap Feb10.

magpie diner February 10, 2010

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