Leek and Potato Soup

"A true family favourite, it's comfort food at its finest."
photo by Craig Ariss photo by Craig Ariss
photo by Craig Ariss
photo by Lori Mama photo by Lori Mama
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Wash leeks very well and cut off the green leaves,leaving only a few inches of green tender leaves.
  • Chop the leaves and reserve.
  • Cut the white part of the leeks into 1/4-inch slices.
  • Melt butter in a large pan, add the leeks and onions and cook for about five minutes. Add the leek leaves and cook for an additional three minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, potato cubes and wine and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat for about one hour.
  • Put soup in a blender, a few cups at a time, and puree.
  • Once each batch has been pureed, pour it from the blender back into the pan.
  • Simmer over moderate heat and then add the salt and pepper and Half and Half.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and chives and serve.

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  1. I modified this soup and the result was terrific. 3 leeks, 4 tbl butter, 1 1/2 onion, 3 C chicken broth, 1 C chardonnay wine, 1 lb potato, 1 C skim milk, 1 - 1 1/2 tsp tarragon -- prepare per directions. I used my immersion blender in the pan and then added the parsley near the end. My guests loved the soup and I will definitely make this again - in these proportions. Really excellent -- good enough for a fancy dinner party!
  2. This is pretty good, I followed the directions exactly and used the wine option. this was enjoyable but I don't think I have found the best recipe out there yet....
  3. We enjoyed this soup although next time I would add more potatoes to thicken it up a little. It's definitely worth using fresh parsley as the flavour stands out- thanks for a nice winter soup!
  4. Very yummy soup! I did add only about 1/3 of the leek leaves as I was confused from the directions on whether I should chop all the leaves or just the green tender leaves. Also, I almost used dried chives and parsley but am so glad I went through the extra effort with the fresh. The flavors really stood out in the soup. This made 8 servings for us so I froze some for later. Made for Holiday Tag!
  5. This was a nice soup. I followed the recipe exactly and included the option wine. It just didn't have quite the right flavor I was looking for - hence the 3* from me.


  1. Awsome soup Lorrie! Loved the creamy smooth texture and the flavor is wonderful. I used one large onion, new potatoes, and the chicken broth instead of white wine. The chives and parsley garnish add another great layer of flavor. This will be a family favorite for us too!!


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