Creamy Leek Soup

Creamy leek soup

Wondering what to do with for dinner? How about a very easy, quick and cheap soup that is filling and delicious? Perfect comfort food. You can prepare everything in one pot. Leek and potato soup is a quick and cheap recipe and you can buy the ingredients at any supermarket or grocery store.

Example modifications to the recipe:

  • Instead of wine, you can acidify the soup with lemon juice, sour cream or natural yogurt.
  • You can use any vegetable, chicken or beef broth or cook your own broth from vegetables and a piece of meat.

What is potato and leek soup made of?
To prepare the leek and potato cream, you also need onion, garlic, broth, spices and, optionally, a little white wine.

How to thicken leek soup?
Thanks to the potatoes, the soup will be thick, so you don’t need to thicken it additionally. Potatoes contain a lot of starch, which is a great thickener. However, if your soup turns out to be too thick, just add more broth.

What herbs to use for leek soup?
Season the leek soup with nutmeg and thyme. Typically, add salt, pepper, bay leaves and allspice to the soup.

What to serve cream of leek soup with?
You can serve the leek and potato cream with puff peas, croutons, bacon cracklings, roasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and a spoonful of sour cream or yogurt.

You can prepare the soup in a vegan version using vegetable broth and not adding butter. Leek and potato soup does not contain gluten.
The proportions given below make approximately 6 portions of 300 g each.
Read the step-by-step recipe on how to prepare leek and potato soup and watch the video below the recipe.
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Creamy leek soup

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

Delicious, simple and nutritious soup. An idea for an easy, quick and cheap dinner! All you need are a few potatoes, leeks, onions and a few spices. You will prepare dinner in 30 minutes! One pot, comfort food.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soups
Cuisine French, Polish
Servings 6 portions
Calories 183 kcal

Creamy Leek Soup Recipe


  • 2 leeks
  • 3 – 4 potatoes (medium)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 l broth
  • 100 ml white wine (optional)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice (or a few grains)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Cut the onion and leek into thin slices. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.
    2 leeks, 3 – 4 potatoes, 2 onions
    Chopping onions and leek
  • Pour a few tablespoons of olive oil and butter into the bottom of the pot and fry the onion with a pinch of salt. When the onion becomes soft and translucent, add the leek. Add spices and pressed or chopped garlic. Fry until the leek softens. Add wine and fry until the alcohol evaporates. Finally, add the potatoes and pour the broth over it. Cover and cook for approx. 20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
    2 cloves garlic, 1 l broth, 100 ml white wine, 4 bay leaves, 1 tsp thyme, ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp ground allspice, salt, pepper, olive oil, 1 tbsp butter
    Boiling soup on broth
  • When the potatoes are cooked, remove the bay leaves and allspice from the soup if you added whole grains. Blend the soup. If the soup is too thick, add more broth, blending constantly to mix the soup well. Enjoy your meal!
    You can add salt and/or pepper to taste to the blended soup. You can serve the soup, for example, with puff peas, croutons, roasted sunflower seeds, bacon chips or a dollop of sour cream.
    Blending soup


Watch how to make homemade creamy leek soup with potatoes step by step video.
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Serving: 100gCalories: 61kcal (3%)Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 2g (3%)Saturated Fat: 0g (2%)Sodium: 229mg (10%)Potassium: 193mg (6%)Fiber: 1g (6%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 304IU (6%)Vitamin C: 9mg (11%)Vitamin E: 0mg (2%)Vitamin K: 6µg (6%)Calcium: 17mg (2%)Iron: 1mg (4%)Manganese: 0mg (8%)Magnesium: 13mg (3%)Zinc: 0mg (1%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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