Potato and Leek Soup

Warm and comforting, with a creamy texture and delicate flavour, this soup is gently cooked to retain the maximum flavour of the seasonal vegetables.

How long will it take?

45 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 4

What do I need?

  • 50 g butter
  • 500 g potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 centimetre pieces
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and diced into 1 centimetre pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 500 g chopped leek
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • 150 mL thickened cream
  • 125 mL milk
  • Croutons to serve

How do I make it?

  1. Melt butter in a heavy-based, lidded saucepan, then add potatoes, onion, garlic and leek. Toss until all ingredients are coated. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.
  2. Measure out a piece of baking paper to fit inside the saucepan on top of the vegetables, then lay it on top and add the lid to the saucepan.
  3. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened but not coloured.
  4. Remove the lid and discard the baking paper. Add stock and bring to the boil, then immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then use a stick blender to puree until smooth. Taste and season if needed, then add cream and milk and stir to incorporate
  5. Serve soup garnished with croutons.

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