4.24 from 30 votes
Creamy Potato Leek Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Creamy, savory, and with an (optional!) cayenne kick, this is a twist on a traditional French comfort food. This Creamy Potato Leek Soup is so unbelievably easy to make that it's sure to become a staple in your house this winter. Just top with fresh chives and serve warm for a meal your family will love!
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jacqui @ DishingDelish.com
  • 3 large leeks washed and dark green parts/roots removed, chopped
  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne optional
  1. Melt butter in 3-quart pot over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion, and leeks. Cook until softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir ingredients together, cover pot and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until potatoes begin to soften (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add broth, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow simmer. Cook until potatoes are completely soft (about 10 minutes).
  5. Either use an immersion blender, or ladle soup into a big food processor or blender. Blend until pureed and return to pot. You may have to work in batches, depending on how big your appliance is.
  6. Once pureed soup is returned to pot, reduce heat to low and stir in cream. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until hot.
  7. Top with chives and serve.
Recipe Notes

Cayenne pepper is optional. This will make the soup spicy. You can also add more or less cayenne to taste.
You can also top with cooked and crumbled bacon, or drizzle with olive oil for extra flavor.