Recipe: Potato and Leek Soup

Like most people, when the weather cools down it becomes soup central at my place. Potato and leek soup is always one of my go-to options, it’s so easy to make but just so delicious. Thick, creamy, packed with flavour – what more could you want!

Potato and Leek Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 2 leeks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 medium/large potatoes
  • Fresh thyme (I used about 2tbs but add to your taste)
  • 1 litre veggie stock
  • 2 cans cannellini beans


  1. Dice the leeks
  2. Crush the garlic
  3. Dice the potatoes
  4. Remove the leaves from the thyme
  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and saute the leek and garlic until softened
  6. Add the potato and the thyme and stir to combine
  7. Pour in the veggie stock, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the potato is soft
  8. Drain the cannellini beans and add to the pot, cooking until warmed through
  9. Cool slightly then blend and reheat
  10. Season with salt and pepper and top with more fresh thyme

Potato and Leek Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to potato and leek soup! I like to add cannellini beans to mine to make it extra hearty and a more complete meal, but if you don’t have any then it’s still delicious without them. I know lots of people like to finish their soup off with cream but I find it creamy enough without (and a tad healthier too!).

Potato and Leek Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

I find this potato and leek soup freezes well too, so you’ll usually find my freezer packed with serves at this time of year! It’s lucky it’s so quick and simple to whip up so I can keep restocking it because it never hangs around long – it’s too tasty for that!

Potato and Leek Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a potato and leek soup fan as well?

4 Comments on Recipe: Potato and Leek Soup

  1. Erica @ Addicted to Handmade
    June 24, 2013 at 10:09 am (11 years ago)

    I made potato and leek this weekend too! Recently I’ve also made a sweet potato and lentil red curry soup by Donna Hay, was very yummy. Not 100% vego as it had shrimp paste in the curry paste and fish sauce in it, but I think something like that could be easily tweaked! 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      June 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm (11 years ago)

      Ooh that does sound delicious, and easily converted to be vege-friendly! I haven’t made a lentil soup yet as I’m loving using my food processor, but something along those lines might need to be on the menu next!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    June 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm (11 years ago)

    What a perfect warming soup for our freezing Melbourne winter nights. I love using my food processor for soup blending. It’s so quick and comes out super smooth! Love it 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      June 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm (11 years ago)

      It’s fun isn’t it! I love watching it spin around and come out all creamy and delicious. Perfect!


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