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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is a simple, flavorful soup that is total comfort food. This creamy potato leek soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Leak Soup
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 511kcal


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 leeks sliced, white and pale green parts only
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups diced yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Cook leeks in butter and 1 teaspoon salt about 10 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Stir cornstarch into leek mixture. Slowly add in broth and stir to dissolve cornstarch mixture.
  • Add potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and add cream and simmer 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Serve hot



Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1535mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2135IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 4.6mg