The BEST Potato Leek Soup Recipe (Easy To Prep In 5 Minutes)

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Warm, rich, and comforting, this potato leek soup has everything you need. It combines tender potatoes and leeks in an incredibly creamy broth that is loaded with flavor. Oh, and the best part is this potato leek soup recipe takes just under 10 minutes to prepare!



4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons of butter

3 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced

2 garlic cloves chopped

5 cups of vegetable stock

2 bay leaves

Thyme sprigs (dried or fresh thyme)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup of heavy cream

Chives, finely chopped (for garnish)


  1. Heat a large pot to medium heat and add the butter to it.
  2. Once it starts melting, add the leeks and garlic and cook for a few minutes or until they start to soften (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the potatoes, vegetable stock, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer, and cook for around 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft. 
  5. Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender to process the soup (you can also add everything to a blender and blend the soup).
  6. Add the heavy cream and stir it into the soup.
  7. Transfer to bowls and serve with chopped chives and black pepper.


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