How to make leek and potato soup recipe

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If you're wondering how to make leek and potato soup then this easy recipe should help. Have deliciously creamy leek and potato soup prepped in just 15 mins

How to make leek and potato soup
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  • Vegetarian
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Five A DayTwo
Cost RangeCheap

Learn how to make classic leek and potato soup. If you can chop up veg, you can whiz up a hearty homemade leek and potato soup in no time at all.

We've gone for a really classic combination of ingredients to make sure the leek and potato flavours have the main emphasis. These are complimented by a little cream to bring a silkiness to the soup as well as some rich chicken stock and a dusting of nutmeg for a final flourish of fragrance. These flavours all come together to create a moreish soup recipe that is perfect for a hearty lunch, a light supper or even a dinner party starter - delicious. We've pureed this version but it's up to you how you finish off your soup. It can be nice left chunky for a hearty broth-like soup in the winter or even somewhere in between if you just barely blitz it so you have a creamy soup with some texture through it.

Like potatoes? You’re going to love our classic potato soup - cooked in only 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 4 leeks, chopped
  • 4 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 800ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 300ml single cream
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg

To serve:

  • Croutons
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Parsley, chopped

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Method

  1. Sweat 4 chopped leeks and 4 large cubed potatoes in 1tbsp vegetable oil for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until softened but not browned.
  2. Add 800ml chicken or vegetable stock, cover and simmesr for 15 mins. Season to taste and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Liquidise soup until smooth. Return to pan, stir through 300ml single cream and pinch of grated nutmeg. Reheat gently. Garnish with a swirl of natural yogurt, chopped parsley and some crunchy croutons.
Top Tip for making How to make leek and potato soup

You can freeze leftovers for up to 2 months. Defrost thorougly and reheat until piping hot before serving again.