Potato Leek Soup (Vegetarian)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a mild but flavorful soup that is great comfort food. This soup is a blending of several different recipes and was created as a quick-fix dinner for a vegetarian friend using ingredients I had on-hand. I usually eat it as a meal with some fresh bread. Though I have not tried this, I imagine the soup would also taste great cold since the recipe is similar to that of a traditional vichyssoise. This recipe is excellent for potluck dinners. In fact, when I took this to an "all soup" potluck, it was the only empty pot at the end of the night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes, leeks, water, bay, thyme, salt, & pepper into medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to simmer.
  3. Cook uncovered over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes can be easily smashed against the side of a pot with a spoon.
  4. Remove pan from the heat.
  5. Discard thyme stems and bay leaf.
  6. Place 3/4 of soup into blender and puree, being careful to allow steam to escape.
  7. Return contents of blender to the pan and stir in cream.
  8. Once cream is incorporated, add cheese and stir til melted.
  9. If desired, heat soup for 1-5 minutes more over medium heat.


Most Helpful

Tried this out and it was very tasty and filling. Eager to try it again.

Moridin December 23, 2009

I am decidedly NOT a vegetarian - but this was a great soup that I had served to me (wife did the cooking). One of the most delicious and warming soups I've had in awhile with excellent flavors!

Bsubtilis August 25, 2005

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